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The surname Holm or Holmes is classed amonof those local 
names in England which describe the nature or situation of the 
original bearer's residence, such as Hill, Dale, Wood, etc. A flat 
ground in or near water was called a holm. 

In early days, no doubt the name was Holm, but in repetition 
of the possessive case, such as Holm's land or Holm's cattle, the 
name easily became Holms to a majority of people. Holmes seems 
to be the universal orthography, although the e is left out in Scan- 
dinavian as well as in some English families, even at the present day. 

Up to and including the period of the American Revolution, the 
name was spelled in the following different ways ; in fact, with only 
a few exceptions, these names can be found on the rolls of the Con- 
tinental Army : — 

Halm, Halms, Hallms, Holemes, Holems, Hollems, Hollmes, 
Hollms, Holm, Holmbs, Holmes, Holms, Holorae, Holomes, Hol- 
ems, Holum, Holurae, Holumes, Horn, Homas, Horns, Hoomee, 
Wholmb, Wholmbs, Wholms, Whomes, Whooms. A deed in 
Salem was found where the name was recorded as " Holmies." 

In a number of cases the name was spelled in two different ways 
in the same document, caused by the ignorance of the clerk or the 
general illiteracy of the people of the early times. 


No one who has not given the subject much thought can compre- 
hend the difficulty of spanning three centuries and tracing lines of 
descent of which no previous record has been attempted. 

Every county seat in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and the 
principal ones in Maine, as well as scores of towns, have been per- 
sonally visited by the writer and abstracts m.ade from the probate 
courts, registries of deeds, county institutions and town records. 


In the other three New England states, land and probate records 
are made and kept by towns instead of by counties, and those having 
Holmes families have been visited where necessary. 

Churches, lodges, cemeteries, courts, town records, wills, deeds, 
societies, aged persons, old bibles, diaries, etc., all have a story to 

No circulars of inquiry were sent, to be thrown into the waste 
basket, but, instead, thousands of personal letters appealing directly 
to the individual were sent, which resulted in replies in ninety-five 
per cent of cases. All this means labor and expense which the 
author has personally assumed, without soliciting a single subscrip- 


Twenty years ago the writer first began his work on the Holmes 
Family, and during the last five years has devoted all the time and 
energy at his command to the completion of this book. Some of the 
information has been obtained under great difficulties, and where there 
are thousands of names and dates it is well nigh impossible to pre- 
vent a few errors creeping in, especially if the information is given 
erroneously, and without means of verification. 

K perfect genealogy is yet to be written. " When a man makes 
a feast he more certainly invites his critics than his friends" ; yet in 
general, family genealogies are reliable and are most always written 
by painstaking people who devote years of their time without com- 

The writer feels gratified that he has succeeded in collecting so 
much that is reliable and that has never been printed. Also in 
establishing several lines of descent that have heretofore been in 


The writer has been told in a dozen cases that "three brothers 
came over," etc., but the reader will notice an entire absence of that 
notion in ayiy of the families herein mentioned. It is perfectly 
wonderful what a vitality this " three brothers " story has among 
ordinary people ; yet it is an almost proven fact that among the 
thousands of early immigrants of our colonial period, the cases of 
three brothers arriving as settlers could be easily counted on the 
fingers of one pair of hands. The descent from royalty, the fortune 


lying in England awaiting claimants, the coat of arms fallacy, can 
all be disposed of in about the same ratio. 


It would be utterly impossible to prepare a complete work of this 
kind without some help from a great many families. 

The writer takes this opportunity to thank all those who have 
aided him in any way. On the other hand, the members of the 
Holmes Family should thank the writer for the establishment of 
their lineage. 

The compiler would be bereft of gratitude if he did not mention 
the names of a few who have rendered substantial assistance. 

To Miss Lucy Nichols Holmes of Pomfret, Conn., much credit 
is due in her aid in preparing a skeleton or frame work of the de- 
scendants of Jehoshaphat Holmes (19) of Pomfret, putting time 
and expense into conscientious and ambitious work. 

The same may be said of Miss Cora Estelle Holmes of North 
Attleboro, who performed similar service and who saved the writer 
much expense and time in research on the descendants of Joseph 
Holmes (27). 

Miss Adelaide Crocker Holmes of Rockland, Me., has been of 
material assistance in her inquiries on the descendants of Elijah 
Holmes (HO) who went to Rockland in 1795. 

Miss Anna Marion Brown of Fort Plain, N. Y., a descendant 
of Ebenezer Holmes (119), did creditable and beneficial work in a 
neat type- written copy. 

Mr. James Horatio Holmes of Doaktown, New Brunswick, saved 
the writer a trip to the Provinces to look up the descendants of 
Lewis Holmes (217). 

The Hon. Newton Talbot, a short time before his death, gave 
the writer all the original notes and abstracts that he had on the 
Stoughton and Sharon Holmeses, which was a help and a verification 
to the writer's research. 

Mr. Frank E. Randall, of 60 Wall Street, New York, has made 
a broad study of the Holmes Families and has a type-written copy 
of the early generations of the principal old Holmes Families of New 
England. This volume he kindly loaned to the writer, but unfortu- 
nately it did not arrive until after these pages were printed. But 


it was used for verification, and where two persons working inde- 
pendently of each other, arrive at the same conclusion, it would 
prove that each work had very few errors. 

To humor a family pride, to dissipate several " traditions," to 
solve many puzzles and straighten many entanglements, has been a 
labor of love, and like all genealogical works, an expensive gratifi- 
cation ; but if the Holmes Family will appreciate his work he will 
feel as if his labors had not been in vain. 

George Arthur Gray, 

Atlantic, Mass. 
July, 1908. 


Txeorge' Hobnes was born in Nazing, England, in 1594 and 
died in Roxbuiy, Mass., Dec. 18, 1645, according to the town 
record; although the Apostle Eliot, under date of "Month 12 day 
2, 1645," tells us in the church records that " George Holmes a 
godly broth'^ dyed of a feaV." He is buried in the Eliot burying 
ground, near John EHot iiis friend and adviser. 

He married in England/Deborali , born there and died 

in Roxbury, according to Eliot, who s'ays in his diary, " Moneth 11, 
day 6"', 1662 Widdow Homes was buryed." 

Nazing is a small parish in the town of Waltham, Essex County, 
sixteen miles north of London. It is situated on an elevation, ren- 
dering it pleasant and healthful. The old church is on a hill and 
is seen for miles around ; it is built of brick, stone and flint ; it has 
an entrance on the side, as shown in the frontispiece, and the build- 
ing is now used for worship, as it will be probably for scores of 
years to come. At the west end there is a square tower, embattled, 
containing five bells. It was built in 1535 and the records Avere 
begun in 1559 and ai'e well kept. (See engraving, which is from 
a photograph taken in June, 1904, by a young miss of eleven years, 
a grand daughter of Mr. Goddard, the (then) present vicar. The 
negative was made specially for Mr. Mather Hinckley Holmes of 
Monrovia, California, when he visited the birthplace of his pilgrim 
forefather. ) 

Mr. Holmes found the following record of 

JB apt isms in Nazing Parish. 
>George Holmes, bapt. Nov. 5, 1592. 
'George Holmes, bapt. .July 27, 1594. 
I Samuel Holmes, bapt. Dec. 13, 1598. 
fJoHN Holmes, bapt. Mar. 29, 1601. 
;Lydia Holmes, daughter of George Holmes, bapt. July 26, 1635. 

These arc all the Holmeses there are in the earlier records, and 
the present (1904) vicar's assumption is that, with the exception 
of Lydia, they were all of one parentage, the first George dying in 
infancy. Joseph's name is not given, and it is supposed that he 


was born on the way over, or very soon after his parents arrived in 

The following entries also appear in Nazing Parish Register and 
are given here only as a curiosity. 

1580. Nicholas, a vagrant woman child christened Jan. 15. 

1593. William ffox nurse child Buried Nov. 7. 

1599. A wandering woman Buried Sep. 2. 

1601. A wandering boye Buried Jan. 19. 

1605. Ed a young child Buried 

William Holmes was made vicar of Nazing, Sep. 28, 1513, and 
continued until his death, 1541 ; if he was a relative of George, the 
writer has not discovered it, having made no systematic search on 
the other side of the water. The work is lengthy and arduous 
enough on this side. 

George' Holmes came to this country, as near as can be ascer- 
tained, in 1637. 

The apostle Eliot left the same town in 1631, his brother Philip 
Eliot, following in April, 1635, in the Ho2:>eivell. There were 
about twenty others from that locality, most of them settling in Rox- 

W. Winters, F.R.H.S., in his "Memorials of the Pilgrim Fa- 
thers, " gives the name of Holmes with the names of many others 
who were in Roxbury with Eliot (pages 68, 70). There is on the 
court records of Nazing Court Leet, dated 1637, the names of certain 
jurymen, in some cases identical with the names of eai'ly settlers of 
Roxbury. In that list is the name of George HolmesT {Ibid, p. 
71.) Mr. Winters has in his possession a manuscript of all "cop- 
pieholders and freeholders belonging to this mano"" of Nazing this 
twelfe of January 1637. " This list also contains npny names ap- 
pearing later on this side of the Atlantic, the name of George Holmes 
being among them. {Ibid, p. 73.) 

He was made freeman May 22, 1639. (Mass. Col. Rec, vol. 
I, p. 376.) He and his wife are mentioned in Roxbury church 
records as being members of Eliot's church. 

In Roxbury Land Records, page 49 (*27), are described the 
possessions of George Holmes, including dwelling-house and barn, 
summing up about two hundred and fifty-two acres in eight differ- 
ent parcels. (Boston Rec. Com. Rept., No. 6, p. 26.) 

In Roxbury Town Records we find that in 1640 there was a list 
called "" A note of the estates and persons of the Inhabitants of 
Rochshern-y. " The assessments range from £1 to £18. There 
were three who were assessed £10, George Holmes being one of 
them, he standing the tenth in amount of property in a list of sev- 

The following is an abstract of his will, the original in the hand- 
writing of Eliot. (See Register, vol. 7, p. 36.) 


" Will of George Holmes. (Rockslury.) 

My loving wife sole executresse. I giue vnto her my whole estate, to 
be improved for the education my children, but none of my lands to be 
sould vnlesse in case of necessity & by the advice of my overseers. After 
my wives decease, my houses & lands shall be equally divided amongst all 
mv children ; yet if it shall please the Lord to convert my sonue Joseph 
in the meane time, so as y' he is in charity accepted among the saints, my 
will is y' he shall haue two parts, & the rest but each of them one. And 
my request is to my Dearly beloved brethren Elder Heath, broth'' Eliot & 
broth"^ Parks our Deakens & my broth"" Buggies and Brother Riggs to be 
my overseers to counsell & guide my wife in all her affaires. I giue full 
power to them to make the fore named division of my lands in the most 
equal & peacable manner they can, & if any of my children will not rest 
in what they doe, my will is y' child shall lose his part, & it shall be given 
to such as my overseers see most fitt, & I intreate my deare wife to doe 
notliing of moment w^^out the advice of these my overseers. Also my will 
is y' there shall not be strip & wast made of timber and fire wood from my 
ground, only so much as may be for the necessary vse of my family, 
witnesse John Eliot. mark of George -|- Holmes. 

John Scarehroio. 

Mr John Eliot deposed before court, 30 11 1651 that George Holmes was 
of a disposing mind the yeare 1646 or thereabouts. " 

Children, all born in Roxbury, except Lydia and perhaps Joseph : 

I. Ltdia, b. in Nazing, England, baptized there July 26, 1635; 
died in Dorchester, Sept. 5, 1689 : m. in Dorchester '' byCapt. 
Roger Clap 12 day of the (1 mo.) 166f unto Daniel 
/^ Elder, a Scotsman." He took the oath of allegiance in 
1679 and died May 4, 1692. He lived after marriage on the 
banks of the Neponset River in that part of Dorchester 
that is now Hyde Park and adjoining the property of his neice 
Mehitable Trescott (See vi under iS^ATHANiKL 3.) Eliot's 
diary tells us that " 7 mo (16 dy) 1678 Lidea Elder daughter 
of Bro Homes took hold on the Covenant & had 4 Cliild'u 
baptized." The children, all born in Dorchester, as recorded, 
were: 1. Lydia, b. "10"^ of the (5 mo) 1668"; d. ''12 
(mo: 5) 1668". 2.' Remember, h. '' 2^ {m: 4) 1669." 3. 
^Andrew, b. 13 (mo. 1) 71. 4. Daniel, b. Jan. 1, 1673. 5. 
, * Lydia, b. June 13, 1675. 

2. II. » Joseph, b. 1637 (?) on the passage over or soon after the arri- 

val of his parents in Roxbury ; d. Oct. 27, 1713. 

3. III. <2sATHANiEL, b. Feb. 1, 1639; d. 1712. 

IV. -^Deborah, b. Jan. 31, 1641 ; d. Mar. 3, 1641. (Eliot's diary 

states "a new borne infant of George Holmes.") 

V. ''An Infant, buried Oct. 28, 1642. 

4. vL 'John, b. 1643 (?) ; d. May 17, 1676. 
VII. ^ Sarah, bapt. Jan. 7, 1644. 
viii.'Deborah, bapt. Nov. 9, 1645; d. Sep. 29, 1646. 


Joseph^ Holmes (^George^^, whose birth record is not found, 
presumedly was born in 1637, on the passage from England, or 
very soon after his parents arrived in Roxbury. 

He died in Boston, Oct., 1713, intestate. Judge Sewall, in his 
diary, Vol. II, p. 405, writes under date of Oct. 27, 1713, "This 
day Joseph Homes, father of Capt. Nath' Homes, is buried with a 
very thin Funeral." 

For some reason, administration on his estate was not granted 
until Aug. 11, 1716. His son Jonathan, as administrator, reported 
Oct. 27, 1816, that "one acre of land" and "one acre of Salt 
Marsh" comprised the estate "left by his Said Father." "He can 
find nothing more to make an Inventory of." (Suffolk Co. Pro- 
bate, vol. xix, p. 206). 'J 

He married, about 1660, Elizabeth Clap, born in Dorchester, 
June 22, 1638, and died in Boston, Dec. 25, 1711; daughter of 
Capt. Roger and Joanna (Ford) Clap. " She was a virtuous and 
prudent woman. She died in Boston, and was buried near her 
parents." * She was made a member of the Old South Church, 
Mar. 8, 1690; dismissed from Dorchester, probably. (See Clapp 
Family, p. 8.) 

July 17, 1688, Joseph Holmes joined the Old South Church. 
He did not take the oath of freeman until May 15, 1690. 

" Joseph holms " subscribed to the purchase of a bell for the First 
Church in Dorchester, Dec. 15, 1675. It was about this time that 
he beo-an service in King Pliilip's War, which continued for one 
and one-half years. (See Bodge's King Philip's War, pp. 364, 

If he had any particular trade or location, it has not been dis- 
covered. Both in Boston and Dorchester, his name appears on 
many documents as witness, and on some as "attorney." He 
seemed to be occupied largely in running boundaries, settling es- 
tates, making deeds, etc. He was constable for many years. 

The whole of page 195 of Dorchester Town Records is given to 
the settlement with constable Joseph Homes of £80, 2s. In 1674 
£27 was paid to the Castle Soldiers engaged in 1671 and 1673 
establishing town boundaries of Dorchester, "Melton," "Braintry," 
Dedham, etc., receiving 6s. for each boundary. 

The children of Nathaniel Glover of Dorchester, becoming of age, 
petitioned the court for a settlement of the estate, Apr. 28, 1674. 
Joseph Holmes of Dorchester was one of the three who were "im- 
powei-ed to Divide the said Glovers late estate." Some of this was 
" Salt Marsh over against or between the Mr. Glovers Newbury 

* In King's Chapel Burying Ground. Capt. Roger Clap was buried in the N. E. 
comer, but when the present City Hall was built his headstone was removed to its 
present location. 


Farm and Squantum Neck to be equally divided between them." 
This property is located in the confines of what is now Atlantic — 
Ward 6 of Quincy — and part of it has remained in the hands of the 
Glovers, continually, ever since. 

It is presumed that he removed to Boston about 1679, perhaps 
earlier, for we find that Jane Bates of Hingham, 13"^ 4"* 1679, made 
over her " whole Estate," also what " may bee due ... by 
promiss . . . unto my loveing and trustey ffriends Samuel 
Clap of Dorchester and eJoseph Homes of Boston," . . . "that 
the will of her dear husband . . may be fulfilled." (SuiFolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. xii, p. 130.) 

Several houses in Hingham belonging to this estate were bought 
by Capt. John Thaxter, father of Sarah Thaxter, who later became 
wife of Nathaniel Holmes (6). 

On Mar. 11, 1680, Joseph Homes sen"" had a mortgage on the 
property of one Wm. Pickering, near " fort Hill," Boston. (Suffolk 
Deeds, lib. xii, p. 27.) 

Joseph was in many lawsuits, mostly regarding boundaries of land 
and the ownership of real estate, whether or not for himself we 
cannot say, but the suits were entered in his name. He lost a case 
against Ann Sheffield, where " Homes " was deeded a house and land 
by one Perry without the consent or signature of said Perry's wife. 
(Prov. Laws, vol. vii, p. 613.) Many cases are recorded of law- 
suits, mostly on lands and estates, in the name of Joseph Holmes. 
(See Records of Court of Assistants, Colony of Mass. Bay, and 
Province Law^s.) 

In 1682, May 4th (Boston Town Records), "at a meeting of y* 
Selectmen of this town it was ordr'' y' y® Record' grant a warrant 
to 1 of the constables of this town to leavie upon the estate of 
Joseph Homes y® sume of 20 sh for letinge a house to and thereby 
entertaining of Philip Gosse in this towne who is an inhabitant of 

In 1692 he sold to his son Joseph, land in Boston 70x180 
"bordering on the sea" for £100. Probably this was for the coop- 
ering business, as the son was in that trade. 

• About this time there was a law in force that inhabitants from other towns 
could not move into Boston without first being voted upon by the selectmen, as well 
as being vouched for by some one that they would not become public charges. Some 
very peculiar cases are on record regarding this ordinance, seeming at times almost 
inhuman. " Nicholas Warner Aged above eighty years was warned to depart out of 
this Town." " Silvanus Warrow a moiatto man being a Lame Cripple" was ordered 
out of town. A widowed daughter coming home to live with her parents was called 
upon three times and warned to leave unless her father gave substantial proof that 
she would not be public charge. (Abstract from Boston To\\ti Records.) For thirty 
jor more years this decree was in effect and strictly enforced in at least scores of cases, 
perhaps hundreds if one had time and disposition to study the records. 

In the adjoining and smaller towns these " warnings" were only given to prevent 
the person warned from gaining residence, and they were rarely forced to depart, but 
as said above, the rules in Boston were more rigidly adhered to. 


Both he and his son Joseph' are in the " List of Inhabitants in 
Boston 1695." (Boston Rec. Com. Kept., No. 1, p. 164.) 

In 1696 a petition that the law rehiting to building with brick 
be repealed was circulated, and Joseph and NathanieP were signers. 
(Boston Town Records.) 

In 1695-8 the "New Grant" was laid out, afterwards called 
Dorchester South Precinct, and subsequently Stoughton. Joseph 
Holmes was assigned at that time forty-four acres, and his lot was 
number 59. (Hist, of Canton, pp. 5, 595.) This he sold to 
Thomas Vose of Milton. 

Children, all born in Dorchester : 

6. I. "^Joseph,* b. 6 dy, 9 mo., 1661. 

II. '^ Elizabeth, b. 25 dy, 10 mo., 1662; d. soon. 
S^. III. ^Nathaniel, b. 21 dy, 4 mo., 1664; d. July 11, 1711. 

IV. <^ Elizabeth, b. 8 dy, 4 mo., 1666; d. unm. Boston, June 13, 
1716 ; admitted to Old South Church, Mar. 3, 1694, dismissed 
from Dorchester. (Rec. of 0. S. Ch.) 

V. Peleg, b. 24 dy, 12 mo., 1668; d. soon. 

vi.// Peleg, b. 9 dy, 12 mo., 1670. No further record. 

vil-^Rely, b. 9 dy, 6 mo., 1672; d. in 1747. Her son, Ebenezer 
Simpson, was appointed admim&trator of her estate. Mar. 
June 4, 1695, John Simpson " Joynor" of Boston, b. Aug. 
31, 1668; d. about 1725, son of John and Abigail (Smith) 
Simpson of Charlestown, whose ancestors were from Water- 
towu. (.Jonathan Simpson, uncle to John, the younger, mar- 
ried Wait Clap, daughter of Capt. Roger Clap and sister to 
Rely's mother.) Children: 1. John, b. May 4, 1697; d. 
Aug. 9, 1697. 2. ^kely, b. Apr. 4, 1699. ^.■Elizabeth, b. 
Nov. 30, 1700. 4, /o/m,'b. Oct. 24. 1702. 5.'^%m7, b. Feb. 
15, 1704. 6. 'Ebenezer, b. Oct. 17, 1706. 7. Nathaniel; h. . 
Mar. 4, 1709. 8. ^Jonathan, b. May 17, 1712. 9. Deborah/ 
b. Sept. 15, 1713. 10. Holmes, h. Feb. 9, 1715. 
7.^viii. Jonathan, b. 1676; d. Aug. 17, 1744. 

NathanieP Holmes ( George^ ) , bricklayer, was born in Rox- 
bury, Feb. 1, 1639, and died there in 1711, probably in February, 
as his will was proved March 12, 1712. 

He married first, Sarah Wiswall, daughter of Thomas Wis- 
wall of Dorchester. (Hist, of Dorchester, p. 139, and Wiswall 
Gen., p. 1.) She was baptized 12 mo., 1642-3. "She was borne 
the 19"* day of the same mo : beinge the Lords Daye in the eaven- 
inge about sunne setinge." (Dorchester Church Records, p. 155.) 
No date of her marriage or death has been found. 

He raai^ried second, in Dorchester, by Capt. Roger Clap, Mar. 
27, 166 7, "^Patience Topliffe, born in Dorchester in July, 1644, 


and died in Roxbury, Mar. 11, 1696, youngest daughter of Clement 
and Sarah TopHlFe.* 

He lived in Dorchester after his marriajje, later returninof to Rox- 
bury. Records show him to have been active in public affairs, 
holding several offices, including selectman of Roxbury, and repre- 
sentative in the General Court in 1689. 

In 1664, Nathaniel Holmes signed a petition to England against 
King Chai'les's accession to the throne. In 1667, and for several 
years after, he was fence viewer, the office at that time being an im- 
portant and busy one, as there were frequent disputes over boun- 
daries and a great deal of trouble in the trespass of cattle. 

He served in King Philip's war, going to Mt. Hope, July 3, 
1675, in Capt. Hutchinson's company. (Bodge's "King Philip's 
War," p. 93.) 

He lived in Dedham a while, probably near Roxbury line, after- 
wards moving to Roxbury. 

The following is found in th6 printed " Abstracts from Dedham 
Town Records," p. 62, under date of Jan. 1, 1677 : 

" In Answer to Nathaniel Homes Bricklayer whither he might come to 
liue in the Towne it was put to voat and it past in the Afermitiue." 

" The 25. 7. 70 patience y* wife of Nathaniell Homes & daughter to 
Clement Toplif was dismissed to Joyu to y* Church of Rocksbery though 
not yet in full Coiriunion with this Church." (Dorchester Church Rec- 
ords, p. 11.) 

"23,8™". [16]70. Patience wife of Nathaniel Homes admitted but 
not to full Comimion." (Roxbury Church Records, Boston Rec. Com. 
Rept , No. 6, p. 90.) 

" 1684, m. 2, d. 27. Nathaniel Holmes . . . confessed X «& w"" re 
ceived to full communion." {Ibid, p. 97.) 

" 1684, m. 3, d. 4, Patience Holmes . . . confessed Christ & . . 
received to full Comunion." {Ibid, p. 97.) 

In 1675 he "served on y^ 2^ Jury for trialls of Appeales & for 
life limb & banishment." Also served in 1677. (Records of Court 
of Assistants, Vol. I, pp. 45 and 108.) 

1675, Dec. 15, "nathaniell holms" contributed one shillinjx to 
the purchase of a bell for the First Church in Dorchester. (See 
Register, Vol. LIX, p. 106.) 

In 1679 he took the oath of allegiance. 

June 3, 1685, Nathaniel bought of " Peter Pomphot of Narigasot 
or Tabagiogo in New England who was Poilot to the English Army 
in the time of the Indian Warrs .... Know Yee that for 
a valuable consideration of forty pounds of Currant pay of New 
England .... by Nathaniel Holmes & Samuel Payson both 

• It is said that all the Topliffes in this country are descendants of Clement of 
Dorchester. His farm was near what is now Columbia Road. The new street laid 
out a few years ago, called Topliffe, was through the original grant. ' 


of Rocksbury .... a tract of land being by estimation 
four Miles in Length & two or three Miles in Bredth .... 
as it now lyeth in Naragansot." (Bristol Deeds, Vol. Ill, p. 213.) 

Nov. 24, 1699, Nathaniel being "the surviving Bargainee" sold 
his half to Solomon Curtis of Bristol and John Arnold, Blacksmith 
of Boston. {Ibid, Vol. Ill, p. 214.) 

May 1, 1688, was elected selectman of Roxbury. 

"Selectmen met at the house of Nathaniel Homes, 31 Aug., 
1688, where male persons upwards of sixteen years of age wei'e 
assessed a ' single Countrey rate ' at one penny in the pound for 
their estates." (Roxbury Town Records.) 

The following reminds us that corn Avas legal tender : " To Nathan- 
iel Holmes fFor money expended for the purchase of the Acts of the 
Council, two shillings and sixpence and for the purchase of Rope 
for the Bell one shilling. Also for mending the Meeting hous dores 
one shilling and sixpence in Corne." (Roxbury Town Records, 

As far back as 1689, the spirit which nearly a century after more 
openly and generally electi-ified the whole country, began to appear. 

" At a General meeting of the Inhabitants of Roxbury .... 
upon the sixth day of May, Lt Samuel Ruggles and Nathaniel 
Holmes were then chosen and authorized to meet the Representa- 
tives of the severall Touns assembled at Boston, 9th Instant, and 
there to Concur and Joyne with them in their Endeavors to settle 
and Establish A Government." This was on account of a revolu- 
tionary proceeding against Gov. Andros in arbitrary rulings, also 
against his making laws and rasing moneys without any assembly 
or consent of the people. Holmes and Ruggles reported — in 
short — "that matters rest as they are now." (Roxbury Town 

Nathaniel Holmes heads a list of thirty-two names in a petition, 
Feb. 7, 1710-1, for a new church "at the west end of Roxbury." 
(Drake's History of Roxbury, p. 449.) 

Mar. 4, 1702, he made his will, probated Feb. 12, 1712, of 
which the following is a copy, taken from the Probate Record, Vol. 
18, p. 65. 

I Nathaniel Holmes of Roxbury Considering the Certainty of Death 
and the uncertainty of the time thereof and withall knowing it to be the 
Will of God that a Man should set his house in Order before he Depart 
this Life Do make this my Last Will and Testament as foUoweth, Imprimis, 
I freely Resign up my Soul into the Arms of my Merciful Father hoping 
to be Accepted of him and Saved in his heauenly kingdom mearly by his 
Free Grace and the Merits and Intercession of his Dear Son, My Body 
I leave with my Friends to be decently buryed : And as for the Outward 
Estate that the Lord hath given me I Will as foUoweth. That after my 
Funeral Expences and Just Debts paid my Estate remaining which now 
lyeth in Money and other Moveable Goods shall be equally divided amongst 


my Children. That is to say with what my Son Ebenezer, my Son Ichabod, 
and my Daughter Charity have had already as also my Daughters, Meheta- 
bel, Obedience, Patience and Thankful ; my two Youngest have ree'd 
nothing yet, that is to say Sarah and Jehosaphat ; My Will is that these 
last two mentioned shall have an Equal portion with tlie rest of my Chil- 
dren at the Final Division of my Estate : At which time of the final 
Division of my Estate due to me by Bills Bonds or otherwise My Will is 
that all my Children shall be equal Sharers of my whole Estate; And 
that whateuer Sums any of my Children have received shall be Accounted 
such a part of his or her portion by my Executors. And further my Will 
is and I do Ordain and appoint my Loving Son Ebenezer Holmes and my 
Loving Brother Samuel Toplift'e to be my executors of this my Last Will 
& Testam' 

Thos Mosely Jun'' Nathaniel Holmes 

John Mosely, 

The inventory amounted to £291-19-6. 

No division or settlement on record. 

Children, all by second wife, the first two born in Dorchester, 
the others born in Roxbury : 

8. I. Nathaniel,^ b. Mar. 15, 1668; bapt. Oct. 30, 1670; d. June 

12, 1699. 

9. II. Ebenezer, b. 1669; bapt. Oct. 30, 1670; d. Feb. 1, 1746. 

III. An infant, d. Nov. 18, 1671. 

IV. Charity, bapt. Mar. 2, 1672; m. William Davis, b. Eox- 

bury, Aug. 11, 1673; d. there, Jan. 23, 1706 (Suffolk Pro- 
bate, Vol. 16, p. 132), son of John and Mary (Devotion) 
Davis. Children, born in Roxbury: 1. John,^ b. Sept. 11, 
1701 ; inherited the homestead of his grandfather. 2. Wil- 
liam, b. June 6, 1704; d. Aug. 14, 1775; m. Feb. 4, 1742, 
Elizabeth Learned of Oxford, and settled there. 3. Nathaniel, 
b. Jan. 19, 1706. July 14, 1715, Charity Davis and her 
father Nathaniel Holmes were contributors to a deed of land 
with residence for their pastor, Rev. Ebenezer Thayer. (Suf- 
folk Deeds, Vol. 29, p. 256.) 
10. V. Ichabod, b. Nov. 14, 1674; d. Jan. 20, 1717. 

VI. Mehitable, b. 1678( T) ; d. in Dorchester, Oct. 2, 1727 ; m. Oct. 
25, 1705, William Trescott, b. Dorchester, July 16, 1680, 
and d. there in July, 1728, son of John and Rebecca Trescott. 
He was a millwright, and lived in what is now West St., 
Hyde Park. Children, all born in Dorchester: 1. Patience, 
b. Oct. 26, 1706 ; d. May 9, 1707. 2. Mehitable, b. Apr. 8, 
1708; m. Apr. 5, 1726, Benjamin Davis of Dorchester. 3. 
William, b. Aug. 8, 1709; d. Dec. 29, 1709. 4. Charity, b. 
Oct. 8, 1710. 5. Samuel, b. Jime 19, 1712 ; d. Oct. 28, 1713. 
6. Rebecca, b. Sept. 2^:^, 1713 ; d. Nov. 26, 1717. The new 
Trescott School is situated near the land that was granted to 
William's father, and is named for this family, which was 
quite prominent in its day. The town of Trescott, Maine, is 
named for Lemuel Trescott. 

vii. Obedience, bapt. Jan. 30, 1681 ; d. soon. 


VIII. Obedience, b. Jan. 26, 1682. 

IX. Patience, b. Oct. 29, 1683 ; admitted to full communion in 

Eliot's church, Roxbury, Feb. 20, 1709. 

X. Thankful, b. Dec. 2, 1685 ; owned the covenant, Mar., 1712; 

d. in Pomfret, Conn., Dec. 25, 1758; m. Oct. 29, 1712, 
Edward Payson, b. Roxbury, June 26, 1685, d. in Pom- 
fret, Conn., Dec. 26, 1763, son of John and Hannah Payson. 
John Payson was the eldest son of Edward the pioneer. 
Edward and Giles Paysou, brothers, came from Nazing, 
England ('' imbarqued in the Hopewell"), to Roxbury in 
April, 1635 (see Am. Ancestry, Vol. 6, p. 125, and Vol. 12, 
... p. 64, for further information). The Boston Marriage Record 

states that " Edward Payson of Woodstock & Thankful 
Holmes of Dorchester married in Boston, Oct. 29, 1712." In 
the Old Pomfret Burying Ground at Edward Payson's grave 
is a high, narrow, fine grained snuif colored stone, entirely 
devoid of any ornamentation, with letters large and cut very 
deep. The stone is perfectly upright and appears to have 
good care. The whole inscription can be clearly read fifty 
feet away. The children of Edward and Thankful (Holmes) 
Payson were all born in Pomfret, as follows ; 1. Hannah 
b. .Jan. 13, 1714; d. Jan. 18, 1722. 2. Sarah, b. Mar. 17 
1715 ; m. (1740?) Robert Sharpe. 3. John, b. Mar. 28, 1717 
d. Apr. 16, 1803; m. (1) Jan. 22, 1740, ThankfxO How, b 

1720, d. Oct. 18, 1770. He m. (2) EUzabetf, , b 

1728, d. Feb. 16, 1813; 6 children. 4. Judith, b. Nov. 20 
1720; d. Feb. 13, 1813; m. Samuel Crafts; 4 children. 5 
Mart/, b. Aug. 28, 1722 ; d. Brooklyn, Conn., June 14, 1786 
m. Nehemiah Davis as his second wife. 6. Hannah, b. May 
26, 1724; d. Aug. 31, 1743. ^. Jacob, b. June 27, 1727 
d. Nov. 24, 1743. 8. Esther, b. Sept. 29, 1731; m. Joshua 
Grosvenor ; 10 children. 

XI. Sarah, bapt. Mar. 22, 1688 ; owned the covenant, Mar., 1712. 
11. XII. Jehosophat, b. Nov., 1690; d. June 1, 1745. 


John* Holmes {George^), born in Roxbury, in ^1643 (?), 
moved to Dorchester early in life, perhaps at the time of his mar- 
riage, but no record can be found of when, where or who he mar- 
ried. The administration of his estate was granted " unto Sai'a his 
Relict & Nathaniel Homes his Brother." The Suffolk Co. probate 
records tell that he "departed this life the 17th of May, 1676." 
The inventory amounted to £140, and among the items on the list 
we select a few : 

£ s d 
"fPor cart, plough & Cart rope 3-16-6 
with horses ffurniture 
ffor Cattle of all sorts 14-5-0 

ffor housing & Land 
with corn on the ground 83 - - " 


Sarah Holmes made oath in Court . . . . " that this is a just 
and true Inventory .... & that when she knows more she will 
discover the same." 

In the Dorchester Town Records we find " At a meetins: of the 
Selectmen the 8 : 4 : 74. It is ordered that the burying place* 
shall be fenced in with a stone wall .... sometime the latter end 
of this Sumer." 

We read at a later date : " 14 : 7 : 74, The Selectmen doe ap- 
point John Homes and Obadiah Hawes to see that it be done by 
calling upon such men as have teams and hands to keepe an accompt 
of what is done and to be paid out of the town rate and that ^e 
outside be done first and then the sid next to the feild and that it 
be made fower foot and half high and faced both sids." 

That it was well done is evinced by a good part of the same wall 
being in existence to-day. He is probably interred in the old bury- 
ing ground he enclosed for others, although no stone has been found 
to mark his grave. 

Sarah, his wife, was admitted member of the Church of Dorches- 
ter "y** 3 (9) 67." (Dorchester Church Records, p. 23.) 

" John & Sarah j° Children of John Homes baptized y" 5 of y® 
9th ]y/[o 67 on a thanksgiving day ther mother being admitted y® 
Saboth before." {Ibid, p. 176.) 

Chddren, all born in Dorchester : 

12. I. JoHN,8 b. 1663 ? ; bapt. 5 dy, 9 mo., 1667 ; d. 1730 ? 

II. Sarah, b. 16 dy, 9 jnc, 1665 ; bapt. 5 dy, 9 mo., 1667. 

III. Mart, b. 24 dy, 1 mo., 1668. 

IV. George, b. 26 dy, lime, 1669; bapt. July 10, 1670. In 1690, 

in a compauy of soldiers raised in Dorchester for the expe- 
dition to Canada, against the French, George Holmes appears 
as a corporal. Forty-six of the company never returned, 
many of them having been lost at sea, and George Holmes 
was no doubt one of the missing, as not a shred of information 
can be obtained of him. 

13. V. Samuel, b. 21 dy, 4 mo., 1675 ; d. Apr. 16, 1725. 

Joseph^ Holmes, Jr. (Joseph,' George'). Born in Dor- 
chester, Nov. 6, 1661. No date of his death has been obtained but 
probably he died before his fiither did, for the writer assumes that had 
he been living at the time of his father's death he, instead of his 
brother Jonathan, would have been administrator of his father's 

* Now called Dorchester North Burying Ground, and is cor. Stoughton St. and 
Columbia Road, near Upham's Corner. It contains the most ancient tomb- stone 
inscriptions in the United States, those at Jamestown, Va., not excepted. The yard 
•was first laid out in 1634 and contained but five square rods. It has been enlarged 
several times, and now has three acres. The first burial was in 1638. 


Records are abundant which show that Joseph and his father 
were associates and harmonious ones, and Joseph beinor the eldev 
and knowing more about his father's affairs than Jonathan would 
have been the proper person to settle the estate. 

It is likely he never married. Dihgent search for his marriage 
has been made without result. 

He took the oath of allegiance in Boston, Nov. 11, 1678. It 
was perhaps at this time that he and his father moved into Boston. 
In 1695 he was in the list of inhabitants, but in 1696 his name 
does not appear on the "brick building petition " (see Joseph 2). 
Neither was he assigned land in the Dorchester South Pricinct 
Grant in 1695-8, as many of his relatives were. 

It is not unreasonable to suppose that as he was associated with 
fishermen in the cooperage business, he might have taken fishing 
trips and have been lost at sea. 


<^ Nathaiiier Holmes {Joseph,^ George^), " Joyner," in one 
deed called "Joyner alias bricklayer," was born in Dorchester, 
June 21, 1664. " Nathaniell y*^ Sonne of Joseph Homes baptized 
y® 10 (5) 64 being about fortnight old or better y® wife being a 
member." (Dorchester Church Records, p. 173.) 

He died in Boston, July 11, 1711, just after returning from a 
voyage for his health, but there are no probate records of his estate. 

"July 13 [1711], Capt. Nathan' Holmes is buried: Bearers, 
Capt. Fayervveather,* Capt. Williams ; Mr. Tay, Darby ; Mr. Gal- 
lop Merch*, Tilley.f I and Mr. Deringe went together first; then 
Mr. Pemberton went with me. None of the Council there but I. 
But a very few days are pass'd since he came from the Lee-ward 
Islands." (Sewall's Diary, vol. ii, p. 319.) 

He was married Oct. 1, 1691, in Boston, by the Rev. John 
Norton, "the greatest man in prayer of his time," to Sarah 
Thaxter, born in Hingham, Sept. 26, 1671, daughter of Capt. 
John and Elizabeth (Jacob) Thaxter. 

His widow married, 18 Mar., 1714, in Boston, Judge John Gush- 
ing of Hingham and Scituate, as his second wife. Hon. John 
Cushing was son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Thaxter) Cushing, whose 
first wife was Deborah Loring, by whom he had nine children. By 
his second wife, Sarah (Thaxter) Holmes, he had two children : 
Josiah, born Jan. 29, 1715, married, in 1738, Ruth Thomas and 
settled in Pembroke: and Mary, born Oct. 24, 1716, married, in 
1733, Nathaniel Eels of Hingham. 

• John Fayerweather was captaia of the Castle at the time of Capt. Holmes' fu- 

t Probably his former partner in the -windmill on Fort Hill. 


The Cushings and Thaxters were neighbors in Old Hingham in 
Old England, and became neighbors in New Hingham, in New 

In 1691 he passed his right in lands at Woodstock, Conn., to 
Roger Adams. 

June 30, 1692, Sarah Holmes " now the marryed wife of Nathan- 
iel Holmes of Boston, Joyner," for £54 sold her share in land in 
Hingham inherited from her father, Capt. John Thaxter, to her 
brother Samuel. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel, Rely and Sarah Holmes. 

(Suffolk Deeds, vol. 16, p. 188.) 

He was interested in military affairs, and was lieutenant, 1705, 
and afterwards captain, 1709, of a local company. In 1693 he 
joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., being elected first 
sergeant in 1695. He was at one time (1702!) Lieutenant at the 
castle, and for a few months was in command. 

Nov. 10, 1702:— "Resolved that the Sum of fifty Pounds be 
allowed and Paid out of the Publick Treasury to the Lieutenant of 
the Castle for the year curi'ant. And Thii-ty Pounds to Mr. Na- 
thaniel Holmes the present Lieut of the Castle. He Instructing in 
the Art of Gunnery Such as Shall be Appointed to learn the Same." 
(Mass. State Archives, vol. 70, p. 612.) 

The previous Lieutenant and chief gunner was Nathaniel (8) 
Holmes, his cousin. 

May 5, 1703, William Tilley sold to Nathaniel Holmes, for £35 
lOs., " One Full Eighth " part of land eighty-two feet square, "with 
a Wind Mill Erected thereon," on the " South East corner of Fort 
Hill," also "One Full Eighth part of the Necessarys Utensils Tools 
Convenienceys ways Paths Priviledges Apparel Furniture perqui- 
sites and appur'^^^ whatsoever." (Suffolk Co. Leeds, vol. 26, p. 8.) 

On Apr. 17, 1711, this was sold back to Tilley, the wife Sarah 
acting as attorney of Nathaniel, he being away for his health in the 
West Indies. He had previously given power of attorney to his 
wife Sarah, recorded in Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. 15, p. 115. 

Nov. 16, 1704, the Provincial Council, after arguing for four 
years, came to a settlement over salaries of the soldiers for 1700. 
The following paragraph is taken from Mass. Archives, vol. 48, 
p. 367. It also appears in Provincial Laws, Vol. viii, p. 380. 
"Council established salary of various officers, and among those, 
named y"^^ Capt of y*" Castle for y' year & m^ Nathaniell Holms the 
then Lieu^ who was y* post in 1700." Nathaniel served again in 
the early part of 1703. 

"Jan. 28, 1705. — Liberty is granted to L' Nath' Holmes to burn 
brick and Lime for the Space of one year next ensuing on his Land 
Scituate between the Land Rich'' Paine & the Land formerly Nicho- 
las Baxter over against the land of Joseph Allen at the South End 
of Boston." (Boston Selectmen's Records.) 


This land he bought of his father Joseph (2) May let, 1690, for 
"£150 in Silver money," with dwelling and barn. Evidently this 
was not land enough for his use, for he bought "the land of Joseph 
Allen," three-quarters of an acre for £151. 

In 1706 he served as "Tythinge Man" for Boston. 

Mar. 5, 1707. — In the expedition to Nova Scotia and Acadia 
against the French, Capt. Nathaniel was appointed " to view and 
approve all gunpowder to be sent on the present expedition that it 
be good and fit for the service." One hundred barrels was the 
quantity taken at £12 pr barrel. 

The expedition departed the 12th of May for Port Royal, and 
Nathaniel was captain of one of the company of grenadiers. (Pro- 
vince Laws, Vol. VIII, p. 690.) About the close of the trouble 
Capt. Holmes was " sick and unserviceable " and the bills of his 
medicine and attendance were paid by the Province, Nov. 5, 1707. 
(Mass. Archives, Vol. 71, p. 451.) This expedition no doubt 
laid the foundation to a decline, for he was never well afterwards, 
and he went to the West Indies for an extended stay. In reading 
the reports one can see that he was harrassed by both his superiors 
and his men. He was responsible for a great deal, yet did not hold 
high enough commission to carry authority. He allowed his soldiers 
clothing to the amount of £38, paying for the same from his own 
pocket, which the soldiers were to pay out of their wages, but as 
they did not receive their wages, of course Capt. Holmes was out 
that much. He petitioned the Council that he be re-imbursed from 
the public treasury. On July 3, 1708, the Council voted to allow 
£17, 10^ 9^^, which was a trifle more than half. 

Aug. 4, 1708, Nathaniel Holmes sold for £350 to Henry Hill a 
parcel of land bounded by Summer, South and Essex Streets, which 
he had " purchased of Joseph Alline," called the " Southerly end 
of Boston " in the deed . . . . " together with all houses barns 
stables outhouses iFrames edifices buildings easements wells waters 
fruit trees and fences thereupon standing rights members heredita- 
ments w^ays water courses common of pasture feeding wharffage 
Dockage profits privilidges and appur'^'^^ whatsoever." 

After selling his place at the south end he bought of Timothy 
Cutler, anchorsmith, Charlestown, a piece of marsh land of " seavon " 
acres for £Q6, called "Dirty Marsh," now pai't of the site of the 
U. S. Navy Yard. Pie must have owned other parcels of land in 
fhat vicinity, for Dec. 30, 1709, " Sarah, wife and Attorney of Capt. 
Nathaniel Holmes of Boston, but at p'"sent on a Voyage at Sea," 
for £30, sells to Paul Dudley land in Charlestown near "Dirty 
Marsh." Witnesses, Deborah Cushing and Thomas Cushing (her 
relatives). Jan. 9, 1710, she sold to John Eliot of Windsor, Con- 
necticut, for £50 the " Dirty Marsh " lot. He had two years to 
pay for it. (Middlesex Deeds, vol. xv.) 

"At a meeting of y« Sel men Jan'-^ 23*^ 1709, Sarah y« wife of 


Capt. Nath^^ Holmes her Petition to Sell Strong drinck as a retaylor 
at her present dwelling House at y*' South end of y® Town is allowed 
by y® Selectmen." 

At a "Meeting Oct. 22, 1711, Mary Willard, Widd° & Sarah 
Holmes Widd" their respective Petition for Lycence to Sell drinck 
as Innholders w'' approved by y*^ Sel men." This license was again 
granted in 1712. 

Whether this Sarah was the widow of Xathaniel (6) cannot be 
definitely ascertained. According to the mode of thought of the 
present generation, one w^ould hardly suppose that such a highly 
gifted man as elohn Gushing, an eminent jurist, a wealthy and influ- 
ential citizen, and of an aristocratic family, would marry a bar-maid 
or have his wedding in a rum shop. Roberts, the historian of the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., credits her as being the widow 
of the subject of this sketch. But the "retaylor of drinck" was 
most likely the wife and widow of one Capt. Xathaniel Holmes, a 
sea captain sailing out of Boston about that time who, according to 
Wyman in his " Charlestown Estates," started away on a voyage in 
May, 1709. Perhaps he never returned. 

Children, all born in Boston, the first seven baptized in the Old 
South Church : 

I. Sarah/ b. Aug. 27, 1 692, admitted a member of the Old South 

Church, Feb. 7, 1713 ; d. in Boston, Dec. 20, 1747, buried 
in King's Chapel Biu-ying Ground. She m. in Boston, May 
21, 171 3, Malachi Salteu, a block manufacturer, afterwards 
a distiller, b. Boston 1690 and died there Sep. 11, 1751 ; 
probably son of Capt. Malachi Salter, master of the sloop 
Mary. Children, all born in Boston : 1 . Jonathan, b. Apr. 
9, 1714. 2. Malachi, b. Feb- 28, 1715. 3. Nathaniel, b. 
Dec. 28, 1717. 4. Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1719. 

II. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 15, 1695 ; d. Mar. 13, 1726 ; m. April, 

1717, Hon. John Cusuing, Jr., b. Scituate, July 27, 1695; 
d. there Mar. 19, 1778, son of Hon. John and Deborah (Loring) 
Gushing, H. C. 1715, sou of his mother's second husband. 
Resided at Belle House, Scituate, imtil 1743. He held seve- 
ral judicial positions, and was one of the presiding judges at 
the trial of the British soldiers for the massacre at Boston, 
Mar. 5, 1770. Children, all born in Scituate : 'Deborah^ b. 
Nov. 16, 1718; d. in Hanover, Mar. 27, 1747; m. David 
Slochbridge of Hanover. 2.' Sarah, b. Mar. 26, 1720; m. 
Aug. 16, 1750, Ebenezer Pierpoint. 3; John, b. Aug. 16, 
1722. 4. 'Nathaniel, b. Aug. 12, 1724; d. Apr. 2, 1725. 5. 
•William, b. Sept. 23, 1725 ; d. Feb. 4, 1726. Hon. John 
Cushing, Jr., m. (2d) Mary Cotton, by whom he had ten 

III. Ltdia, b. Nov. 19, 1696; d. in Rehoboth ; m. in Rehoboth 

(called of Scituate), May 25, 1721, Rkv. John Greenwood, 
a Harvard graduate of 1717, who preached in Rehoboth thirty 
years ; b. May 20, 1697 ; d. Dec. 1, 1766, son of Rev. Thomas 


Greenwood of Rehobothy'formerly of Weymouth. Children, 
all b. iiy'Rehoboth. 1. ^Lydia, b. Dec. 24, 1721 ; d./Feb. 11, 
1722. 2, 7%om«s,b. Apr. 1,1723; d. July 2, 1763. h. Lydia, 
b. Feb. 8, 1724, m. Aug. 9, 1744, by her father to Joseph Rey- 
nolds of Bristol, R. I. 4f Sarah, b. Mar. 26„'1725 ; m. June 
7, 1745, to Benjamin Sheldon of Rehoboth. '5. Elizabeth, b. 
July 23. 1726; d. Sept. 10, 1726. ^:^ Elizabeth, b. Feb. 3, 
1728 ; d. Sept. 7, 1731. IX Molly, b. July 4, 1729 ; m. Nov. 
26, 1747, by her father, to William Cole. S. Nathaniel, b. 
Sept. 27, 1730; d. Nov. 2, 1730. 9/ Betty, b. Feb. 8, 1731 ; 
d. Apr. 22, 1759 ; m. Nov. 5, 1749, by her father, to Solomon 
Bradford, of Bristol, R. I. 10. Esther, h. May 4, 1733; m. 
Nov. 7, 1752, to Elisha Carpenter. 11. 'John, Jr., b. July 13, 
1734 ; d. June 4, 1737. 12. ■^Nathaniel, b. Feb. 15, 1735 ; m. 
May 8, 1755, by his father, to Freelove Crawford of Provi- 
dence, R. I. l3.Vo^n, //•., b. Jan. 6, 1739 ; m. May 25, 1761, 
to Annie Peck. 14. ^Thomas, b. Apr. 19, 1741 ; d. May 1, 

iv^. Nathaxiel, b. Dec. 14, 1698 ; d. soon. 

V. ,^ Nathaniel, b. July 22, 1700 ; d. soon. 

14. VI.,. JoHX, b. Ai)r. 11, 1702. 

15. vii.'- Nathaniel, b. Dec. 29, 1703 ; d. 1774. 

16. villi' George, b. 1704; d. Oct. (?), 1752. 

ix.i-4loBERT, b. Mar. 30, 1708; bapt. Apr. 4, following, in Brattle 
St. Church; d. Dec. 11, 1713. 

Jonathan^ Holmes ^(Jbsep A, ** George^). Born in Dorchester 
in 1676; died in Boston, Aug. 17, 1744. ,_ 

He married (first) in Boston, Feb. 26, 1702, Sarah Marshall^ 
born in 167<S, baptized in the First Church in Boston, Jan. 10, 1697, 
died in Boston, Aug. 6, 1739, daughter of Samuel Marshall. 

Jonathan and Sarah are buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground, 
their headstones still standing and well preserved. 

He married (second) Feb. 21, 1740, by the pastor of Brattle 
Street Church, for whicb^he paid £1 — Os. — Od, marriage fee, 
Katlierine Haniinett', who died in Boston at the close of the 
year 1753 ; her estate was administered upon Jan. 4, 1754 (Suflfolk 
Probate Records, vol. 48, p. 610). The inventory mentioned 
"house and land on Brattle St., near Wing's Lane," now Elm St., 
value £80 {Ibid, vol. 49, p. 28). Katherine Hammett's maiden 
name was Clark ; she was married four times, each time in Boston. 
She married (first) Feb. 15, 1712, John Braman ; second, Apr. 15, 
1729 (intentions published) Robert Hammett ; she had by him a 
daughter, Katherine Hammett, who married in Boston, Nov. 5, 
1754, Edward J arvis ; third, Jonathan Holmes; fourth, Feb. 15, 
1745, Christopher Pate, "a mariner." Jonatlian Holmes was a 
mariner, and the writer understands he was captain of a fishing 


smack. His home was on Brattle Street, where he owned some 

Feb. 7, 1716, Jonathan, called "Fisherman," sold to Adam 
Winthrop of Boston " \\ upland Scituate lying and being in that 
part of the Great neck in the Township of Dorchester commonly 
called the Nook .... partly bounded by Salt Marsh late 
of my Father Joseph Holmes." Sarah, his wife, signed, and Thomas 
Marshall, witness. (Suffolk Deeds, vol. 31, p. 3.) 

Dec. 31, 1724, "Jonathan, Elizabeth Gushing of Scituate, Lydia 
Greenwood of Rehoboth, Sarah Salter of Boston, all Grandchildren 
or Great-Grandchildren to Capt. Roger Clap late of Dorchester, 
Deceased, Send Greeting," etc. For £13 they sold to Ebenezer 
Clap their shares in their right of Roger Clap in " Twelve Divisions 
and other Divisions" (Ibid, vol. 40, p. 230). 

Jonathan Holmes's Will. 
" In the name of God amen This Twenty ninth Day of January Anno 
Dom° 1742/43 I Jonathan Holmes of Boston in the County of Suffolk in 
New England Cooper & Fisherman being in Years and not knowing how- 
soon God may Call Me hence Do tlierefore make & Ordain this to be my 
Last will & Testament Imp*^* I resign my Soul into the hands of God 
hoping for Mercy thro Our Lord Jesus Christ and a Joyful Resurection to 
Eternal Life my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried and 
after my Debts & Funeral Cl)arge8 are paid and defi'eyt.d I give devise & 
bequeath all the rest of my little Estate God has given Me in this World 
to my Loving Wife Katherine Holmes for & during her Life and to Sell 
& Improve it for her Good if need be and at her Death what remains of 
mine I give it one half to Mr Joseph Marshall of Milford in Connecticut 
Merchant and the other half to Mary Cavendish & Edward Humphreys 
my AVifes Cousins " . . . . 

This will was probated Sept. 14, 1744. No information of any 
kind has been found to indicate that he ever had any children. 

Nathanier Holmes {J^athaniel,^ George'), born in Dor- 
chester, Mar. 15, 1GG8, was baptized Oct. 30, 1670, at the same 
time as his brother Ebenezer. 

Oct. 21, 1688, Nathaniel and Ebenezer Holmes took hold of the 
Covenant, with ten others. (Roxbury Church Records, Boston Rec. 
Com. Rept., No. 6, p. 100.) Nathaniel was a soldier. He never 
married. He died June 12, 1699, killed by the bursting of a gun 
at Castle Island. All the records we have of him show that most 
of his life was given to military service, but that he was not 
promptly paid, the following petition, copied from State Archives, 
vol. 107, p. 195, will show: 
" To the Honoured Gov'' & Concell, 

Your pettioner craves that whereas it is customary in All fforts or 
Castles where vessels cleare to Give a small peece of mony to the Gun'' 


when they bring this pass My Humble Request is that yon would please 
to consider me by Reason that I have beeu in Publique Serviss And not 
Received any vrages this ffifteen months besides A considerable Deal of 
mony that I have Layd out* ffor the Publique. There are several masters 
of vessels that have manifisted their willingness And to Cajit Macomber 
& others have made a Beginning. I must have niantananse or seek sum 
other wav for A Livelyhood. If it pleass your Honour to allow of such 
a custom it will Oblige Your Honour 

Your Ifaithfull 

July 12 1689 Nath^ Holmes." 

The following is a copy of an original letter now preserved in 
Mass. Archives, vol. 36, p. 181, and explains itself. It would 
appear that part of the letter is missing, for it is addressed to no 
one, and the first line is at the extreme top of the page, as if there 
were a missing previous page : 

" All that I have to say is That I Think if convenant that there should 
be flfive or six men att least that should be better instructed than ordenary 
in managing off y*' Great Guns and that will never be untell we have Sum 
appointed to that /^ and that thay have sum In coxagment ifor able men 
to Engage in that Serviss. ffor as men Shift and change so often it is 
never the (no uss to pretendf) to reach them neither do they care ffor 
LeavingI becoss they are to stay but a Little whille. Six men that are 
acquainted with that sorte off Exercise shal be belter in time off serviss 
than as many more unaquainted with it thay may watch and ward never 
the Less : and except there be men apointed that so they may be Liable 
to make £;ood anything that shall be Loste I will not admite them into a 
Store§ and unless they know whare to ffetch amminition I Do not know 
what Serviss thay can do in a shipp where is not above 20 Guns thay have 
Six or Eight in the Gun"^* crue and in all jjlaces where there is a ffort or 
castle there is a Gun""* crue a lowd that shall be stated and I think we 
cannot have Less than twenty men solled|| that we might not have so many 
men changed ffor sum that never saw a Great Gun before they came to y® 
castle which is Recommend to your Hon' by Youre Servant 

Nath^- Holmks. 

castlesland y^ 1 of 

octob 1690" 

No doubt he carried his point, for the Archives in vol. 70, p. 321, 
tell us the following : 

Dec. 8, 1696, "Voted, That Nathaniel Holmes, the present Gun- 
ner at the Castle be Commissioned as Lieutenant and Chief Gunner 
there and for his encouragement to instruct the Souldiers in Gunnery 
That he be allowed fourscore pound : for the year ensuing." 

On June 12, 1699, at a celebration provided for Richard, Earl 
of Bellomont, who was the new Governor of the Province, two 

* One item of expense was caused by his taking home sick soldiers. 

t Witli blots and corrections these words are almost indecipherable. 

J Leaving home, probably. 

§ Meaning storehouse or magazine. 

U Solid. 


lives were lost by the bursting of a gun. An account of this is 
given in John Marshall's* Diary. This is in possession of the Mass. 
Historical Society, and covers from 1697 to 1711. "We copy fi'om 
the Proceedings of said Society, vol. 1, 2d series, pp. 153-4. 

" 1699, JZ-^y." Under this date he describes the entertainment 
of his excellency Richard of Bellomont. The description of the 
festivities ends thus : " Then came the troops and other gentlemen : 
the drums beat, the trumpets did sound, the Coullors weere dis- 
played ; the cannons and ordinance from the ships and fortifications 
did roar ; all manner ef expressions of Joy : and to end all Fire- 
works and {jood drink at nioht." 

"June. His excellency went to view the Castle on June 12 : and 
discharging some of the cannon their according to the usuall manner 
on such occasions, one broke, and two men weer killed one the same 
minute : the chiefs gunner his name was Nathaniel Holmes, one 
other named Samuel Proctor dyed four days after." (He was 
probably son of Samuel Proctor of Dorchester. See Gen. Reo-., 
vol. xi, p. 173.) Supply Clap, son of Capt. Roger Clap, lost his 
life in the same manner, Mar. 5, 1686. 

The following is a copy of the original document on file in the 
Mass. Archives, vol. 70, p. 407, regarding the expenses of the 
funeral : 

" To the Commisioners of war. 

Boston June y« 15^, 1699. 

By his Excellency the Lord Bellomont and Severall of the Counsell it 
was ordered that the funorall Charges of Nathaniel Holmes Kild by the 
brakeing of a great gunn at the Castle upon Castle Island the 12 : of June 
1699 Should be bourne by the publick Charge I have therefore hereino-iveu 
you an acco" of the Charge there of which is as follows 

£ s. d. 

for a plaine Corfin " _ " 16" 

32^ Gallons of wine att 3/8 p. Gal " 4 " 16 " 9 

2 barrels of Strong beer with the bar'* » -^ »> 8 " 6 

30 pairs Mens Gloves att 18 d p pr " 2 " 5 " - 

24 pair Cullerd Ditto att 2s p pr " 2 " 8 " - 

12 pair Ditto att 3/8 p pr " 1 " 16 " - 

11 pair black Ditto att 2/8 p pr " 1 " 2 " - 

2 pair Small Ditto at 16 d p pr " " 2 " 8 

64 yards of frizenero att 3/8 p yd " " 18 " 9 

SumaTotall " 15 " 13 " 8 
John Capt.f " 

• " John Marshall was born in Boston, Oct. 2, 1664, but most of his life was spent 
in Quincy. He was a mason by trade, hut worked at other trades ; was an intelli- 
gent ' Jack at all trades.' He was an officer in the Braintree (now Quincy) company ; 
an active member of the parish, constable, messenger, etc." He had" worked on 
Castle Island, therefore a note was made of the accident there. His pedigree is given 
in "The Giles Memorial," p. 348. 

f Name not decipherable, but probably Fairweather, as he was captain of the 
Castle at that time. 



On the reverse were the words : ^ 

" Consent^ to. Bellomont." 

His father, Nathaniel (3), was administrator of his estate, and 
the inventory is as follows : 

" His wearing apparrell woollen and Linen of all 

sorts together with his armes 
His bedding and Table Linnen 
A looking glass with fishing line and leads 
A bible, other bookes o Chests and box 
One Sixth part of a new Brigautine named or 

called y^ Supply, burthen 46 Tuns ready 

fixt for the Sea 
3 chairs and glass bottles and other Lumber 
A Small Cask of Indigo \ 
47" of Tobacco J 

Due in Cash from Constables of Bran trey 16-10-0 

More money due to the Estate 52-10-0 

More due ' 16-0-0 

More in Cash 2 - 2-6 

Samuel Topliff* 
Richard Hall 


11 - 
2 - 

2 - 








£175 - 78 - 8d 

Nov. 9, 1699" 


Ebenezer^ Holmes {Nathaniel,^ George^), husbandman, 
was born in Dorchester, in 1669,'»baptized with his brother Na- 
thaniel, Oct. 30, 1670, and died in Stougliton, Feb. 1, 1746. 

He married (first) in Boston, Feb. 2, 1692, Sarah Withing- 
toii, born in Dorchester, Feb, 20, 1659, and died there, Dec. 18, 

1696, daughter of Henry and Sarih (Toiman) I^'^yd'>etter and 
widow of Henry Withington, son of Deacon Kichard and Elizabeth 
(Eliot) Withington. He married (second) in Dorchester, Aug. 5, 

1697, Mary Geor*j^e, born in Boston, Feb. 9, 1658, and died 
in Dorchester, Oct. 18, 1732, daughter of Nathaniel and Isabel 
Wales and widow of Nicholas George, Jr., who died in Boston, 
April 9, 1691. 

In 1710 he sold land in Dorchester bordered by the west bank 
of " Naponsett " river. In 1718 he entered a dissent against the 
Indian tenants having liberty to vote. 

JMarch 28, 1^27, "' Ebenezer Holmes and wife Mary (which Mary 
is granddaugliter to Nathaniel Wales, late of Boston, Dec*^ and an 
Heir to part of his estate) in consideration of seven Pounds paid by 
Joseph Weld of Roxbury, yeoman " sold one-twentieth part of com- 
mon lands laid out in Dorchester, and now in Stoughton. (Suffolk 

• His mother's brother. 


Co. Deeds, vol. 57, p. 20.) Also this year he sold personal property 
£350 to his son Ebenezer, Jr., of Iloxbury. 

He and his son Nathaniel both lost money in the Robert Auch- 
muty's "Manufacturing Co." scheme. Auchmuty was a Royalist, 
was exiled to England, where he died in 1788. (See Drake's His- 
tory of Roxbury.) In 1741 he sold his place to his eon Nathaniel, 
and in 1745 they both moved to Stoughton. 

Children, all born in Dorchester: 

I. •^' Mary," b. Feb. 2, 1693 ; d. Sept. 7, 1718 ; m. Charles King. 
Children: \yjohn, b. Jan. 2, 1716; d. Sept. 10, 1717. 2. 
''Ebenezer, b. June 7, 1718. Charles King m. (2d) Jane 
Blakeman, Dec. 24, 1718, and had thi-ee children ; and m. 
(3d) Melatiah Maudsley, but had uo children by her, and died 
a few months after his last marriage. 
'*' II. ^'^SuBMiT, b. Dec. 12, 1696; d. Dec. 14, 1696. 

17. HI.'-'" Nathaniel, b. Apr. 30, 1698; d. May 8, 1790. 

18. IV. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 16, 1701. 


Ichabod' Holmes {Nathaniel,'^ George^). Born in Rox- 
bury, Nov. 14, 1674, and died in Woodstock (then Massachusetts, 
now in Connecticut), Jan. 20, 1717. 

He never married. 

He was one of the soldiers at the Gftstle ; and the following pe- 
tition was accidentally discovered by the writer while looking for 
something else : 

"Octob^ 20, 1702. The Humble Pet" of the Sould" belonging to her 
Maj"«^ Castle. ••■ 

That we yo"" Pef* are very hardly put to it, for the want of Bedding to 
keep U8 Warme. Wee find it Very Cold already which moves us to Sup- 
plicate yo"" Excell^ & Honours in time the Winter coraeiug on. It is so 
hard with us That some of us are forced to Lye upon y'' boards. Wee 

hope yo"" Hon" Pai-don as wee are in Duty bound shall 

for Ever Pray &c." Signed by " EccA* Homes " and thirty others. 
(Mass. Archives, vol. 70, p. 587.) 

July 5, 1706, he went to Woodstock, where he bought of Eben- 
ezer Ware and others sixty acres of land. His name is not on the 
original list of "go-ers," but he was not many years behind. 

There are several transactions in land recorded in Ichabod's name 
IB Worcester Co. Registry of Deeds, as Woodstock belonged then 
to Massachusetts ; but we only give two here to show the phrase- 
ology of that time : 

Jan. 11, 1710-11, "John R&ggles* Secundus of Roxbury" sold 

• One of the " Go-ers" and original ^eulei^ f)f Woodstock. 


to Ichabod Holmes for "y® full & Compleat Sum of fourteen pounds, 
Current Money " No. 63 in 3d range, 2Q acres. 

And the deed further states : 

"and Stands Recorded in y* Records of Roxbury And also y® After 
Rights of y^ Said Roxbury proprietours part in y*^ Comons And Undivided 
Land in proportion to Said Lott with all the Wood timber Treese Stones 
waters water-Courses ways members profits privileges Conveniencyes 
Advantages Appurtanences and Heraditameuts Whatsoever upon or within 
y® Same with y® Reversion and Reversions Reminder and Reminders 
Rents Issues and Uses of y^ Same Unto y* Said Ichabod Holmes . . . 
. That y® premises and every part of them are free and Clear from all 
Incumbrances and Intanglemeuts of W^hat Nature or Name so ever that 
might in any Measure or Degree Auihillate Contradict or Obstruct this 

present Deed Also 5^531^5^, y® wife of Said John Ruggles 

of her free Consent hath put to her hand & seal the Day 

& year Aboves*^." 

The other one, found in vol. 2, p. 278, is dated Mar, 3, 1711, 
and there is not a punctuation mark in it from beginning to end : 

^a SlII Cfjn'stfan people* . . . . E Sam^ Pfcmmingfoag of 
Woodstock In y*' County of Suffolk In her Majestys province of y® Mas- 
sachusetts Bay in New England hisbandman Sends Greeting Know yee 
that I . . . . for y^ full and Compleat Sum of Three pounds Tenn 
Shillings Current Mony to Me in hand well and Truly paid by IchdbOd 

Holmes have Qiven Gfanled Bargained ^nd sold Aliened Enfeofed Conveyed and 

Confirined and by these presents Do give grant bargain And Sell aliene 
Enfeofe Convey & Confirm Unto him y® Said Ichabod Holmes .... 
m WOODSTOCK* Aforesaid and Lyeth in y« fourth Range and the Eighty 
fifth Lott in Number. 

Recorded in Worcester Co. Reg. Deeds, Dec. 6, 1731. 3d Day of March 
In y® Tenth year of her Majestys Reign Annoq"® — Domini 1711/12." 


Jehoshaphat' Holmes {Nathaniel,* George^). Born in 
Roxbury, Nov. 11, 1690, although his gravestone in Pomfret, Conn., 
states his age as 54 yrs. 5 mos. 15 dys. at date of death, June 1, 

He married in Pomfret, July 4, 1715, Sarah Waldo, born in 
Boston and baptized there, Dec. 6, 1691, according to the records 
of the Second Church. Her orrave stone in Pomfret states she died 
May 13, 1742, aged 49 ys. 5 mos. She was the daughter of John 
and Rebecca (Adams) Waldo. (Her aunt Rebecca Waldo married 
Rev. Joseph Emerson and they were the ancestors of Ralph Waldo 
Emerson.) Jehoshaphat was among the first settlers in Connecti- 
cut and was a prominent man in Pomfret. He was chosen " lister " 
in 1716, Selectman in 1719 and '20, and Town Clerk and Treasurer 

• These letters are 2 in. high in the original deed. 


in 1718. To the last office he was elected in every succeeding year 
until his death. He was also clerk of the church for many years, 
which office he also held at death. He was appointed Justice of the 
Peace for Windham Co. in May, 1729 (Col. Rec. Vol. 5, p. 225). 
Jehoshaphat's will was proved at a Probate Court, held in Plain- 
field, Conn., June 11, 1715 (Probate Court Records, Windham, 
Conn., Vol. III., p. 223). There is not a single punctuation mark 
in the whole will. 

" The last Will and Testament of Jehoshaphat Holras of Pomfrit 
In y® County of Windham In y® Colony of Connecticut In New England 
yeoman Heare Revoaking and makeing voide allotharand formar Wills and 
Princeapaly and In y® first place I Recomend my soull Into y'' hands of my 
lord Jesus Christ Trusting in his merits for Eternall life and my body To 
the Earth To be Deacantly beuried at y* Discretion of my Execut""* Here- 
after Named and Touching such Worldly Estate as It hath please 

God to Bles me With In this life I Give and Dispose In y® following manar 
and form after all my Just Debts and Funaral (Jharges are by my Execu- 
tors Contested and pay'^ 1st To my beloued Childien Sarah Mighol Rebecca 

Ruggles Ann Holmes Estor Holms and abigall Holms I Give to 

Each and Every of them or theire Heirs one Hundred and fifteen Pounds 
In Bills of Publick Credit of the rate Tenor " . . . . 

Sarah, Rebecca and Jehoshaphat were given £63 — 10s each, in 
the first clause of the will. 

The furniture " or moveable Within Doors " were given to his 
eons Nathaniel and Ebenezer "to be set off" later to his three young- 
est daughters Ann, Esther and Abigail. Ann was to have £50 
within one year after his death. His son John was to receive £50 
when reached twenty-one. Esther to have £50 within three years. 

" and y® Remainder of w*^** I have hearein above Given them .... be 
payd Within two years after my son Ehenezar arrives to twenty one years 
of age. 4th my Will farther Is that my Three youngest Daughters Have 
establd and Convenant House Rome alowd them till thay shall mary or be 
fit to mov out of my how^ o"^ I give to my beloved sons Nathaniel and 
Ebenezar and to Theire Heirs .... 

and farthar my Will is that my son Ebenesar Be With his Brothar Na- 
thaniel and They Gary on togathar untill Ebenesar Coras of age that then 
y® personal and Reall Estate be Devided between Them .... In y® fol- 
lowing manar and Form that a Divisianal line be Run a Cross my laud 
north and south leaving on Each Side an Equal Number of acres In Both 

Nathaniel had the western half with the buildings. Ebenezer 
had the eastern half, except Nathaniel to have the wood growing on 
six acres of Ebenezer's land, if Nathaniel allowed Ebenezer six 
acres of tillage land. 

" my Will Is That In Consideration of Nathaniels part being The betor 
of The two my Will is That he pay one hundred pounds more than his 


Brother Ebenezar of what shall Remain to be paide To Theire Brothers or 
Sisters after Ebenezar come of age "... 

Jehoshaphat Holms. 
"Dated 10*" Day of march and dom 1743(4." 

The complete will covers two and one-half finely written pages. 
Descendants of Jehoshaphat still live on these two farms ; Mr. 
Henry Perrin Holmes on the eastern or Ebenezer part and his sister 
Mrs. Towne lives on the western or Nathaniel part. They are situ- 
ated about two miles east of Pomfret Centre, towards Putnam. 

Children, all born in Pomfret : 

I. Sarah/ h. Mar. 24, 1716; d. in Pomfret, Jan. 25, 1786; m. 
June 12. 1740, Benjamin Migiiill, d. in Pomfret, Dec. 19, 
1749. One child, Beiijamin, b. May 27, 1741 ; d. May 25, 

n. Rebecca, b. Aug. 31, 1717 ; d. in Pomfret, Nov. 24, 1799; m. 
first, Jan. 16, 1739, Samuel Rugglf.s, formerly of Roxbury, 
born there, Mar. 29, 1717; died in Pomfret in 1744, son of 
Edward and Hannah (Crafts) Ruggles.* She m. second, Dec. 

21, 1744, PiNGiST Cotes, who d. Dec. 5, 1770, son of • 

Cotes of Ashford, Conn. Children, all b. in Pomfret: 1. 
Samuel Ruggles.^ b. Nov. 26, 1740 ; d. same day. 2, Hnvnah 
Ruggles, b. Dec. 10, 1744. 3. Snmnel Ruggles Cotes, b. Oct. 

22, 1745; m. May 11, 1770, in Woodstock, Conn., 7i\t;//ce 
Child, b. May 3, 1750, dau. of Abijah and Abigail Child. 4 
ch. 4. Ann Cotes, h. Mar. 24, 1747, m. a Davis. 5. Eben- 
ezer Cotes, b. June 18, 1749: d. Nov. 8, 1774. 6. Sarah 
Cotes, b. Oct. 8, 1753. 7. John Cotes, b. Dec. 2, 1756. 8. 
Rebecca Cotes, b. Apr. 11, 1761. 

III. Akn, b. Aug. 28, 1719 ; d. Feb. 25, 1774. Unm. 

19. IV. Jehoshaphat, b. June 13, 1721 ; d. Mar. 22, 1789. 

20. V. Nathaniel, b. July 5, 1723. 

yi. John, b. Jan. 13, 1725; d. Feb. 11, 1750. Unm. 
VII. Esther, b. Sept. 27, 1726. 

21. vm. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 28, 1728 ; d. July 17, 1797. 

IX. Abigail, b. Jan. 14, 1730, m, in Pomfret, Oct. 1, 1767, David 
Bancroft. Children, born in Pomfret? 1. David, b. Sept. 
27, 1768. 2. Harvey, b. July 8, 1770. 3. Sarah Waldo, b. 
Mar. 8, 1773; d. Jan. 6, 1776. 

* His pedifijree was Samuel,'' Edward* Johii,^ Joh?i,^ Thomas.^ Thomas and John* 
were born in Nazing, England, where many of Roxbury settlers came from. Thomas 
left Nazing in 1637, John came in 1635. Thomas Ruggles and John Graves both 
dying within a few days of each other in 1644, is commented on by Eliot as follows : 
"These two brake the knot first of the Nazing Christians. I meane they first dyed 
of all those Christians y' came fro yt towne in England." Edward Ruggles was a 
long time one of the deacons of the first church in Roxbury. (Eliot's.) He was horn 
in Roxbury, lived a while in Pomfret, then in Cambridge, wliere he died. He is 
buried in Eustis St. burying ground, in which John Eliot and associates are buried. 
His gravestone is well preserved and was elaborately made. 



John' Holmes (John,' George^). Born in Dorchester, in 
1663(?), baptized there with his sister Sarah, Nov. 5, 1667, and 
died in Colchester, Conn., eometime after 1730, perhaps in 1748 
[See copy of court record a few lines farther on]. The History of 
New London Co., p. 387, states that John Holmes and Josiah 
Gates were living in Colchester in 1730. 

John went to Dedham in 1682 or a few years previous, pi'obably 
with his brother Samuel into that part of Dedham, now Readville. 
We find him taxed in Dedham Town Records for many things, the 
last entry being Dec. 15, 1677. He lived a while in Roxbury. 
In Januaiy 1689 he was granted a piece of land in Stow, where he 
settled and married there (first) about 1690, Elizabeth Gates, 
born in Marlborough in 1671, died in Colchester, Dec. 14, 1726, 
daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Freeman) Gates of Stow. 

He married (second) in Franklin, Conn., Dec. 3, 1729, Ann 
Rockwell, born in Windsor( ?), Conn., Jan. 18, 1704, and died 
in Colchester( ?), daughter of John and Anne (Skinner) Rockwell. 

Mar. 25, 1697, he sold his grant of land, as follows: 

" In the ninth year of the reign of our soveragn Lord William, King 
of England," etc., "between John Holmes of Stow, within his Majesties 
province of the Massachusetts bay in New England Carpenter and Eliza- 
beth his wife" sells to John Stevens for £lo " the house lott originally 
granted to said Holmes by the town of Stow, Jan. 13, 1689 on both sides 
of Heather Medow Brook." 

This deed was not recorded until May 18, 1748. 

"At a Court held Third Tuesday in May 1748 Personally appeared 
Cap* Jacob Stevens one of the Witnesses to the above Instrument and made 
oath that he was present and saw John Holmes and Elizabeth the 
Grantors thereiii Mentioned both now deceased sign seal and execute the 
same." (See Middlesex Deeds, vol. 46, p. 522.) 

May 13, 1700, an agreement was made between Mr. Evelyth 
and the town that he be settled as the minister. John Holmes was 
one of the signers. 

After his children grew up he removed to Colchester, Conn., 
where he was voted an inhabitant, Dec. 22, 1718. 

The early history of Colchester contains many pioneers named 
Gates which perhaps may account for John's removal there from 
Stow. He became prominent in Colchester, serving the town in 
various oflfices. 

Children, all by first wife, and all born in Stow : 

I.' Elizabeth,* b. about 1692; d. in Colchester, May 27, 1760; 
m. in Colchester, Dec. 12, 1717, Deacon Samuel Loomis, 
b. in Colchester, July 17, 1692, and d. there July 10, 1753, 
son of Deacon Samuel and Klizabeth (White) Loomis. No 
children. In her will, dated Apr. 14, 17G0, proved July 7, 


1760, she left her estate to her brother John Holmes, to heirs 
of her deceased brother George Holmes, to her sister Dorothy 
wife of Clement Daniels, to Mary wife of John Way, to 
Sarah wife of Thomas Gustin, and niece Ann Worthington, 
daughter of her sister Ann Lovett. 

22. II. ^pEORGE, b. about 1694; d. Feb., 1759. 

III. "^Dorothy, b. about 1G96; m. in Colchester, in 1720, Clement 

Daniels,'!). 1685 in New London, Conn., son of John and 
Mary ( Chaj^pell ) Daniels. No record found of any children. 

IV. Mary, b. about 1698 ; m^in New London, now Montville, Conn., 

Nov. 21, 1727, JoH!f\VAY, son of George and Susanna (Nest) 
Way. No record of children obtained. 

23. V. t JoHN,'b. about 1700; d. Sept. 19, 1785. 

VI. ^ Sarah, b. about 1702; d. about/1745 ; m. in Colchester, June 

7, 1722, Deacon Thomas Gustin, b. in Lynn, Mar. 5, 1699; 
d. 1765? (His estate settled that year) soa/^i John and Eliza- 
beth (Brown) Gustin. Had a son Thomas, b. July 19, 1725, 

"^bo m. Dec. 11, 1746, Hannah Griswold. 7 ch. 

VII. 'ann. b. June 1, 1704; d. in Colchester, May 13^739; m. in 

Colchester, Apr. 3, 1734, Rev. Joseph Lovett, who d. Jan. 
10, 1754. He was the first pastor of the jsecond church in 
Colchester. He married a second time. Children, all born in 
Colchester. 1'.' Samuel, b. Jan. 1 2, 1735. 2. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 

8, 1737 ; d. Nov. 1, 1750. d.*Aan, b. Mar. 23, 1739, d. Mar. 
19, 1814; m. Apr. 29, 1759, Capt. Elijah Worthington, b. 
1735, d. July 15, 1797. 8 ch. 


Samuel Holmes {John,"^ George^). Born in Dorchester, 
June 21, 1675 ; died in Dedham, Apr. 16, 1725. 

He married (first ), in Dedham, Dec. 26, 1693, Mary Bullard, 
born in Dedham, May 29, 1669, and died there ]NLar. 20, 1705, 
probably daughter of Benjamin and Martha (Pidge) Bullard. (The 
Bullard pedigree is so uncertain that it is difficult to place this pa- 
rentage with accuracy.) This marriage is also recorded in Dor- 

He married (second) in Dedham, about 1706, Mary Ellis, 
born in Dedham, Mar. 24, 1761 ; died there Jan. 30, 1752, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Ruth (Morse) "EUice." 

He was known as Capt. Holmes and settled in that part of Ded- 
ham that is now Readville, and was the ancestor of the Holmeses 
of Sharon and Canton. 

He sold his place June 1, 1719, to William Bullard, his wife's 
brother, for £235. The deed reads "eighteen acres with dwelling 
house, barn .... Together with all the fences, trees. Grass, herb- 
age. Stones and Waters .... lying in Dedham." July 2d of 
the same year he bought the old Governor Stoughton farm on "But- 
termilk Plain " on the westerly side of the Neponset River, in what is 


now Norwood, near a bridge then known as "Woodward's Btidge." 
It consisted of one hundred and eleven acres, for which he paid £497 
in " Bills of Credit." He borrowed £2G5 and gave mortgage to 
William Hutchinson, Esq. (Suffolk Deeds, vol. 34, p. 74.) Gov. 
Stoughton had no children and this farm fell into the possession of 
his niece, Elizabeth Nelson. She and her husband sold it to Capt. 

At the April meeting, 1697, "Eleven pounds, eight shillings & a 
penny was payed" for the "Maintinance of the Schoole," (Dedham 
Records, vol. iii, p. 245.) Samuel Holmes was on the "list of 
payei-8." In 1697 and for many years after, his name is in a list 
of " perticuler persons to our Pasters salary." He was a "perticu- 
ler Inhabitant" for many things. He was in the list "for re-payer- 
ing the meeting house to be payed in money Corn and laber." He 
was also taxed "to pay money or corn" in Dedham in 1697 and 
1698. • 

The administration of his estate shows 

Imp'^^ The Homestead containing about £ s 

ninety cue acres and housing . .521-10 

Item. Ten acres of meadow and swamp 

called '* Doctors Corners " 75 - 

Total £596 - lOs 

The whole estate footed up £924. It was divided between his 
older sons Samuel and John, subject to " widow's third," they paying 
the minor children their shares in each. An agreement was after- 
ward made with the widow to occupy the house and cultivate land 
near the house for life. The three younger children had the privi- 
lege of choosing their guardians. Ebenezer chose John Ellis, his 
uncle, Joseph chose Samuel Ellis, his cousin, Nathaniel chose his 

In the account rendered by the administrator, the following items 
appear among others : 

£ s d 
Paid for wine for the Funeral 3-0-0 

" " Sundry wearing apparel for Do 9 -15 - 5 

" M"- Benj Fitch for Gloves for Do 6-11-6* 

" for 2 hatfs for young children 15-0 

" " Drawing, Allowing and Reg this ace, 

etc, 18-0 
" " Settling the R. E. in the whole. 1-2-0 

* Correct copy, although seems unreasonable. 

The funeral customs grew to be such a heavy tax, that in 1721 and later (1741) 
the General Court enacted that no gloves (except six pairs to the bearers and one pair 
to the minister), wine, rum or rings be given at any funeral upon penalty of fifty 









V. ' 




Children, all born in Dedham : 

■^ Mart, b. Sept. 16, 1697 ; d. Aug. 14, 1713. 
Samuel, b. Apr. 21, 1699 ; d. Oct. 1, 1754. 
John, b. June 17, 1702; d. Dec. 26, 1789. 
Ebenezer, b. Apr. 4, 1707; d. May 30, 1785. 
Joseph, b. Oct. 20, 1710. 
Nathaniel, b. 1715. 


John* Holmes {JSTathaniel,^ Joseph,^ George^). Born in 
Boston, Apr. 11, 1702, baptized in the Old South Church, April 
12, 1702, and died some time after 1753. There was a John Holmes 
died in Yarmouth, Me., Aug. 14, 1758, a man with no family, and 
no relatives there. As his two brothers, Nathaniel and George, 
were owners of land in that vicinity, it is possible that this may 
have been the John in question. 

He was probably never married, although Dean, in his history of 
Scituate, states that this John married Susanna Brio-ofs. 

July 9, 1753, he was paid £12, 5s from the estate of his brother 
George (Suffolk Probate Record). The writer assumes he was 
employed in his brother's store. 

Boston marriages and intentions of marriages were well kept then, 
and as John belonged to a prominent family, his brothers being 
wealthy and influential, it would be likely that John's marriage, had 
there been one, would have been recorded. 


Nathanier Holmes {JSfathaniel,^ Joseph,'' George'^). Born 
in Boston, Dec. 29, 1703, baptized in the Old South Church, Jan. 
2, 1704, died in Boston, Nov. 29, 1774, and probably is buried in 
Copp's Hill Burying Ground. 

He married (first) in Boston, Mar. 1, 1726, Mary Webber, 
born in Charlestown (Old Church Records), July 4, 1708, died in 
Boston, July 16, 1742 (Copp's Hill g. s.), daughter of Nathaniel 
(an extensive lumber dealer and saw mill owner) and Elizabeth 
( ) Webber. 

He was married (second) in Boston, by Rev. Andrew Eliot, Oct. 
1, 1747, to Rebecca Goodwill, born in Boston May 15, 1717, 
died there in 1800 (her estate was administered upon June 10th of 
that year), daughter of Thomas* and Rebecca (Blackman) Good- 
will. She inherited considerable property from her father. 

•Thomas Goodwill was a shipwright, of the firm of Grant & Goodwill. In 1745 
he subscribed £10 towards the expense of putting "a Ring of 8 Bells for Christ 
Church." The Goodwill tomb is on the wall dividing the old and new burial grounds 
of Copp's Hill, and he has an imposing monument near by. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwill 
presented their daughter Lydia with a silver tankard made by the father of Paul 
Revere, inscribed Sept. 7, 1747, and has initials T. R. G. on the handle. This is now 
in the possession of Mr. William 11. Emery of Newton, he being a descendant of 
John Bishop, 


• Nathaniel Holmes's residence was on Middle St., now a part of 
Hanover St. He was admitted a member of the New North Church 
(then called) June 11, 1724. 

A large number of transactions in land are recorded in the Suffolk 
Registry of Deeds, showing that he owned " property on Copps Hill 
and other parts of Boston, in Cambridge, leading to the landing 
place," in Maine in "District of Cape Elizabeth" being "all the 
common land that may be found between Thomas Woodbury's and 
the Ministerial Lots" (Cumberland, Me., Deeds, vol. v, p. 315). 
Also in Maiden and Rowley. The deeds, mortgages, agreements, 
etc,, show him in early life, a " Joynor or cabinet maker," then a 
"distiller" and in later life a "merchant." 

His son-in-law, William Fowle, was at one time in partnership 
with him. The Boston Gazette, under date of Jan. 25, 1773, states 
that the " Copartnership of Holmes & Fowle is mutually dissolved " 
and " Those indebted are desired to pay their respectable balances 
to said Holmes." Also under the same notice he says he has a 
house in WilHams Court " to Let " . . . . with g-ood garden 
and paved yard." In 1735 he went into the distilling business.* 

The heirs of Elizur Holyoke offered their distillery for sale, and 
Nathaniel Holmes, called " Joyner," in the deed, bought it and paid 
(1735) to Jacob Holyoke £250, to Jacob Burrell (1735) £510 
and (1739) to Mary Arnold £500. (Suff. Deeds, vol. 55, p. 140.) 
This distillery was situated on Back Street (now part of Salem 
Street), and was "near the Anabaptist Meeting House," the deed 
tells us, but as a matter of fact the two properties joined, both ex- 
tending back to the mill pond (since filled in, the present Haymarket 
Square being very nearly what was the centre of it). Probably 
Nathaniel wished to enlarge the business, for Feb. 5, 1740, he sells 
one-third interest for £1,833 to Malachi Salter, Jr., his nephew, 
and Mar. 3, 1740, he sells one-third interest to George Holmes, 
merchant, his brother, £1,833. The business must have been pros- 
perous, or else many improvements must have been made, for in 
April, 1743, Salter sold out his third to his uncles Nathaniel and 
George for £3,000. 

*To show the extent of this industry the following is taken from a "Report of 
His Majesty's Agent " in 1750 on file in State Archives, Vol. 64, p. 379: 

"To the R' Ilon^'e the Lord Commissioner of his iLijesty's Treasury. The under 
written Agent for his Majesty Province of Massachusetts Bay begs leav humbly to 
represent to your Ijordship. 

That in the Prov of Mass Bay there are Sixty three Distilling houses for the mak- 
ing of Rum from ^lolasses. The Produce of which is employ'd as Merchandise upon 
the Coast of Guinea, upon the Banks of Newfoundland .... for the consump- 
tion of about Nine hundred Vessels engaged in the various branches of their Trade 
at Sea." 

From 1714 to 1742 this traffic was brisk in Boston, the product going into the 
British Colonics and even into Africa. Price's " Plan of Boston " has eight still 
houses marked between Essex Street and the Mill Pond opposite Charlestown. 
After 1742, the trade fell off nearly one-half, but regained in the latter part of the cen- 
tury to such an extent that there were eighteen distilleries in full operation in Boston. 


Nathaniel Holmes's will, which is quite voluminous, was admit- 
ted to probate Dec. 9, 1774. His widow, Rebecca, sole executrix, 
had "one-third of all Kents, Incomes & Profits of Keal Estate," 
also one-thii'd of personal estate ; " Daughter Rebecca to have Rents, 
Incomes and Profits of Farm and Land at Maiden ; Sugar House, 
Land & Pi'emises in Back Street & My Houses & Lands in Charles 
Street in Boston ; Also one third of the personal estate, provided 
she live in the Town of Boston, but may live out of it, if she has 
her mothers Consent." 

The daughter Lydia had " one third of Brick House & Land where 
I now dwell in middle street" (now Hanover St.), "My House & 
Land in Williams Court, My House & Land in School St. all in 
Boston & My House, Bake House and Land in Cambridge." He 
also gave her " £300 to be paid to her at her marriage for fitting 
her off." He ordered his executrix "to sell Real Estate and lands 
in Falmouth, Kennebec and Chelsea." Other parcels of real, estate 
were, " Small Tenement in Bennett St. ; 3 Dwelling Houses,' 2 
Stores, wharf and land at Point Shirley ; Mills in Georgetown ; 
Twenty acres of land lying in Cape Eliz*'' Survey ; ^ schooner Sally ; 
Sch. Elizabeth ; ^ Sch. William ; ^ Sloop America." But notwith- , 
standing so many parcels, the appraisal footed only £3,805. Among 
items of personal property were mentioned " 1 Negro Girl ab 12 y" 
old £20 " ; "1 Negro Girl £24 " ; "1 Negro boy £20." 

His house must have been furnished luxuriously for those days, 
for in the inventory we find china, glass, a globe, pictures, book 
cases, expensive mirrors, napkins, " White mens waistcoats," etc. 

In the Boston Gazette, dated Dec. 12, 1774, is the following: 
" All Persons who have any Demands on the Estate of Nathcaniel Holmes 
of Boston, deceased, are desired to bring their Accounts to Ivebecea Holmes 
Executrix for Adjustment." " William Fowle ACQUAINTS tlie Public 
That he carries on the Sugar Baking Business at the Sugar House formerly 
Occupied by the late Nathaniel Holmes, deceased, Where he has .... 
Sugar, Molasses .... Cheap for Cash." 

Children, all by second wife, and born in Boston : 

I. Rebecca, b. Jan. 22, 1749, and d. in May (?) 1800. Inten- 
tions of her marriage were published in Marblehead, Apr. 9, 
1768 ; she m. in lloston, May 25, 1768, William Fowle, b. ^ 
Marblehead and bapt. there Feb. 9, 1745, son of Col. Jacob 
and Mary (Rowland) Fowle. Dec. 1 0, 1791, Stephen Gorham, 
adm'r of the estate of Nathaniel Holmes, deceased, recovers 
Judgment against William Fowle of Lynn, adm'r of estate 
of Jacob Fowle for £515. (P>ssex Deeds, vol. 154, p. 103.) 
Children, all b. in Boston : 1;' Nathaniel Foivle, b. Mar. 11, 
1772; d. young. 2A Nathaniel Fotole, b. Sept. 20, 1775; d. 
young. 3. 'Lydia Foiole. 4. '^Holmes Fowle. 5. / William 
IL Mary, b. Sept, 2, 1750; d. young. 


III. Nathaxif.l, b. Mar. 11, 1752 ; d. early. Xot mentioned in the 

will of his father. 

IV. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 20, 1755 ; d. young. 

V. Lydia, b. July 17, 17.i'8 ; d. in Boston, Mar. 28, 1807 ; m. Aug. 

9, 1782, John Bishop, a distiller, b. Medford, Nov. 20, 1755 ; 
most likely d. in Boston (?) son of John and Abigail 
(Tufts) Bishop (see History of Medford, p. 521). Children, 
b. in Boston: 1. Lydia, b. 1784; d. Oct. 4, 1805; m. N. 
Parsons. 2. Rebecca, b. Oct. 2, 1785 ; d. O't. 26, 1807. 3. 
J.jhn, b. Aug. 7, 1787 ; d. Sept. 7, 1830. 4. Nathaniel Bohnes 
Bishop, b. r790; d. Medford, 1850; m. Mar;/ Smith Farrar, 
and had nine children ; one, Heber Reginald Bishop had suo^ar 
plantations in Cuba and was prominent in N. Y. City. A 
director of the Metropolitan Art Museum, and presented that 
institution with over a half million dollars worth of Chinese 
and Japanese Jades and other liard stones, the collection being 
the largest in the world. 5. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 1, 1791. 6. 
William, b. Mar. 17, 1794; d. Nov. 27, 1812. Further men- 
tion of John Bishop is given under George Holjies (16). 


G-eorge* Holmes {Xuthaniel,^ Joxeph,^ George^), distiller 
and merchant, was born in Boston in 170(3 ( ?), and died in 1752. 
His will was made Oct. 12, 1752, while "Being Sick and Weak in 
Body," and admitted to probate Nov. 29, 1752. 

He married, July 7, 1737, in Boston, Anil 3Iulberry, born 
in Boston in 1715, died there in January 1779, daughter of Benja- 
min and Ann (Everton) ^Mulberry. Mr. Holmes w^as admitted a 
member of the New Brick Church,* July 25, 1742, and was chosen 
deacon, Apr. 10, 1747. He was one of the Selectmen of Boston, 
in 1750, '51, '52. In 1740 he went into partnership with his 
brother Nathaniel in the distilling business, afterwards (1750) 
sole owner of a distillery. He also owned a sugar refinery. The 
distillery was managed by Andrew Symmes (most likely father of 
Col. Andrew Symmes), who continued to manage after the death 
of George Holmes, altliough the latter's son Benjamin Mulberry 
Homes was nominally the manager. After a number of sales back- 
ward and forward between the heirs, the distillery was bought in 
1798 by William Smith and Jolm Bishop (m. Lydia, dau. of Na- 
thaniel 15), both of Medford, who bought all the still-house prop- 
erty of both Nathaniel and George Holmes, Mr. Bishop having 
been intej'csted in the business for several years. • 

In his will he left his wife but £o()0 if she should marry before 
the youngest child should reach twenty-one. He named, with his 
wife Ann, his "good friend Samuel Cxrant"! as executors. In 

♦This church stood on what is now ^^'ashin;^t()Il St., near the corner of Brattle 
St., and was destroyed by the British. 

t •Samuel Grant was senior partner of Grant & (ioodwill, shipbuilders. 


place of Samuel Grant, the son Benjamin Mulberry* was to be ex- 
ecutor with his mother, after he arrived at the age of twenty-one. 
On Feb. 26, 1779, Ann Holmes being deceased, and Benjamin 
Mulberry* Holmes an absentee. Col. Andrew Symraes was ap- 
pointed executor. The property was not fully divided until 1779.* 
The inventory amounted to £3,134 personal estate and £11,050 
real estate ; that of the personal estate showed that he kept a general 
store, hardware, books, groceries, cloth, etc. The items 180 galls 
Vinegar and a Negro woman were on the same line. Among the 
other articles mentioned were " 4(3 p's Garters, 60 yds Irish stuff 
£3_3s_3cl; 12hhd8salt; 164 barrels flour " were valued "£240; 
24,768 lbs loaf sugar £980; 5549 blue paper at 4c per lb. 572 
Sugar molds. An Horse & Chais £12. Cash in Mr. Holmes 
house £73-10s." 

The real estate inventory showed land in Falmouth, Me., and 
property and mortgages in Boston and near by towns. In the ac- 
count was an item "July 9, 1753, paid John Holmes £12-58." 
This was undoubtedly a brother to George. 

Children, all born in Boston : 

29. I. Benjamin Mulberry,^ b. Apr. 24, 1738 ; d. Aug., 1795. 

II. Ann, b. Dec. 25, 1739; d. in Medford in 1821 ; ra. Nov. 16, 
1757, John Doavnes, a distiller, b. in Boston, Sept. 2, 1732 ; 
d. there June 20, 1801, son of Col. William and Sarah (Dan- 
forth) Downes-t Children, all born in Boston : 1. Mary Ann 
Duivnes, b. Apr. 16, 1760; d. in Medford, Aug. 1820; m. in 
Second Baptist Chui-ch in Boston, July 30, 1784, Thomas 
Goo /will Clough, a mariner, who d. previous to July 26, 1793. 
2. George Holmes Doirnes, h. Aug. 2, 1761, d. Sept. 12,1762 
(Granary B. G.) 3. Nathaniel Holmes Doivnes, b. Nov. 1, 
1763; d. Bangor, Me., Jan. 27, 1838, He was captain of 
the schooner " Sally " mentioned in the will of Nathaniel 
Holmes (15). He was once captured by a British privateer 
in the West Indies and nearly died of starvation. He married 
July 28, 1793, Mary Ann Symmes, his cousin, daughter of 

♦Extracts from Suffolk Co. Probate Records, Vol. 78, under date of Oct. 
1, 1779. "To heirs of Mary Ann Downes two lots of land and two wharves £1500 

Cash 1250 

To Willis Hall and Wife i Distillery House they to pay Lydia Osborne 
heirs £1250 

leaving to Mary Hall £2750 
To Heirs of Lydia Osborn, the house & Land in back Street, improved by 
Col. Symmes and a piece of Land and Wharfe Adjoining to Mr. Warrens, £1500 

Cash 1250 


Heirs of Hilary Svmmes h Distill House & Land, paying to Mary Ann 
Downes heirs £1250' ' £2750" 

t Col. William Do-wnes, on May 27, 1735, gave £50 "towards erecting a work 
house, wherein to employ the idle and indigent belonging to the Town of Boston." 


Col. Andrew and Mary (Holmes) Symmes. (See Mary vt.) 
Several children; tlie eldest, Polly, b. May II, 1795. 

III. Sarah, b. June 22, 1742; d. in Medford. Tvov, 11, 1790; m. 

Sept. 24, 1761 (int. pub.), Willis Hall, b. Medford, Aug. 
20, 1733; d. there Dec, 3, 1812, son of Hon. Stephen and 
Mary (Muzzy) Hall. His pedigree was Willis,^ Stephen,^ 
Jo/i/i,^ Juhii,^ oi Concord, 1058. (See History of Medford, 
p. 544.) He was called colonel and was an intimate friend 
of Col. Isaac Royal, an English gentleman of Medford, who 
fled to Canada soon after the battle of Bunker Hill. Col. 
Hall and Dr. Tufts managed to save Royal's property from 
confiscation. Col. Hall was almost or quite a royalist at the 
time of the Revolution, but changed his sentiments later. 
Children: 1. George Holmes, b. Jan. 8, 1763; lived in Brat- 
tleboro, Vermont. 2. Willis, b. Sept. 14, 1764; d. young. 
3. Nathaniel, b. Mar. 12, 1767; d. young. 4. A son, not 
named, b. and d. Sept. 17, 1769. 5. Ann, b. Oct. 10, 1770. 
6. Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1772; m. Dr. Luther Stearns of Med- 
ford, who had descendants in the Civil War, jjrorainent as 
raising regiments of colored troops. 7. JJdward, b. Jan. 19, 
1778. 8.' 6arah, h. Oct. 12, 1780. 0. Ellzahelh, b. Jan. 18, 
1783 ; m. Ingiaham. 10. Jane, m. McCluster. 

IV. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 22, 1744; d. 1779; m. 1776 (?) Hknrv 

FowLE, probably a relative of William Fowle, who married 
her cousin Rebecca. No children. 

V. Lydia, b. in 1746, bapt. in the New Brick Church, June 3, 

1750 ; d. in the latter part of 1772 or the early part of 1773 ; 
m. as his second wife (he having previously married in Bos- 
ton, Jan. 23, 1764, Mary Kdes*), about 1768, Joh.v Osboux, 
b. in Charlestown, Aug. 6, 1738; d. in Boston, Dec. 1791. 
(His son .lohn was appointed administrator Jan. 9, 1792), 
son of John (the chocolate grinder) and Mary (Kidder) Os- 
born. His inventory consisted of painters' supplies £1283, 
"A Mansion on Eliot Street, at the South End of Boston" 
Lands and buildings in Orange, Walker, Essex, Newbury and 
Prince Streets. Total, £84s7. Children, both born in Boston : 
1. John, m. Mar. 2ii, ll'.Vl, Katherine Mucaulpj/ Barber. 2. 
Lydia, m. Oct. 5, 1796, Richard Felhfrgill. (There was one 
John Osborn who gave £20 to purchase ciiiraes on the North 
Church, July 24, 1745, perhaps father of this John.) 

VI. Mary, b. in 1751, bapt. in New Brick Church, Oct. 20, 1751 ; 

d. in the early part of 1774; m. as his second wife, Nov. 28, 
1771, Col. i\.NDREW Symmes, b. Mar. 19, 1735; d. Apr. 9, 
1797, eldest son of Andrew and Ilaiiuah (Bridge) Symmes 
of Boston. One child. Mary Ann, b. al)out 1773, who m, 
Nathaniel Homes Downes, her cousin (See AxN il,). Col. 
Symmes had previously m., Oct. 20, 1763, Lydia Gale, by 
whom he had two children, Mary, b. 1764, and Lydia, b. 1768. 
He m. (3) Sept. 26, 1779, Mary Ann (Stevens) Symmes, 

♦ The writer h;is no absolute proof of this marriage, but is satisiied himself that 
the above statement is correct. 


widow of liis brother Ebenezer ; by her he had one child, 
Andrew Eliot Symmes. 

Col. Symmes was a man of distinction ; of distinguished 
manner, great probity of character, a warm hearted patriot 
and christian gentleman. He was the first man to grasp the 
hand of Lafayette when he landed in tliis country in 1780 ; 
member of the A. & H. A. Company, and intimate and con- 
fidential friend of John Hancock, whose aide-de-camp he was. 


Dea. Nathaniel* Holmes {-Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel^^ George^), 
"yeoman, alias cordwainer," was born in Dorchester, Apr. 30, 1698, 
and died in Stoughton, May 8, 1790. 

He married first, Dec. 5, 1723, in Boston, Sarah With iiigt on, 
born Aug. 17, 1702, died Dec. 1, 1756, daughter of Philip and 
Thankful (Pond) Withington ; and married second, Nov. 15, 1758, 
Sarah Ellis, born June 21, 1699, died Sept. 3, 1778 (grave- 
stone), daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Ellis of Dedham. 

Aug. 16, 1724, " Xath Holmes laid hold of y^ Covenant." Dor- 
chester Church Eecords, p. 235.) June 11, 1727, "Admitted 
unto Full Com : Nath. Holmes & His wife." {Ibid, p. 239.) 

He was a partner in the Land Bank scheme of 1740, an unfor- 
tunate financial experiment, — an attempt to isiue currency based 
upon real estate. At one time it was quite popular, the towns 
voting to take Land Bank notes for taxes. 

He moved to Stoughton in 1742, where he held many town ofSces 
and was an influential and highly respected citizen. He was the 
first deacon of the first church at its organization. He was the an- 
cestor of all of the name of Holmes in that section. He lived just 
soutli of the centre, on what is now Morton St., and the old cellar- 
hole of his house is still to be seen (1904). 

He w^as in the Colonial War in Benj. Johnson's Co., Col. Miller's 
reg't, and belonged to the alarm list. He served thirty-seven weeks 
after Apr. 18, 1757. In the Crown Point expedition he is re- 
ported, Aug. 1, 1757, as "Deacon, Father cr master Ebenezer 
Holmes." (Mass. Archives, vol. 95, pp. 279 and 442.) 

In 1764 he deeded to his sons real estate in Stoughton, viz: to 
Samuel eighty acres with buildings for £80 ; to Nathaniel, fifty-one 
acres and buildings for £^(y ; to Philip, fifty-one acres and buildings 
for £Q^ ; to John, ninety acres and buildings, also seven acres in 
another parcel, £300. (Suffolk Co. Deeds^, vol. 102, p. 27.) He 
had no children by his second wife. 

Children by first wife, all born in Dorchester, except (3bedience : 
I. Maky,' b. Oct. 12, 1724; d. July 21, 17C1 (gravestone), un- 
30. II. ^ Samuel, b. Sept. 4, 1726; d. May 26, 1786. 


31. III. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 1, 1728; d. 1783. 

32. IV. Philip, b. Apr. 22, 1731 ; d. Mar. 2, 1795. 

V. Sarah, b. Mar. 16, 1733; d. July 23, 1764 (gravestone); m. 

Dec. 7, 17.32, Du.' Katiian Buckxam, b. Nov. 26, 1730, d. 

May 23, 1761, sou of Rev. Nathau and Margaret (Fiske) 

Bucknam of Medway. He was a practising physician in 

Stoughton, where he d. and was buried. His grave, as well 

as that of his wife, is marked by a stone in a good state of 

preservation. His place of fifty -four acres witli buildings was 

sold to Sauuiel Brackett by Natlianiel* Holmes (31"), his 

brother-in-law, who was administrator of the estate. Children : 

I.- Surah, b. Sept. 12, 1753 ; m. D.<c. 3, 1773, Lenmel Bird. 2. 

Margaret, b. Apr. 1 6, 1755. "d.^.ncy, b. Apr. 4, 1757 ; m. .Jan. 

1, HI'S, Joshua Chipp. 4. Anna, b. Feb. 16, 1759; d. in. 

Dediiam, July 21, 1802; m. in 1779 to hrael Fairbanks [see 

iii. under SO], by whom she bad: (i.) Stephen, b. 1780, d. 

soon ; (ii.*) Ge^ry, b. 1782 ; (iii.J'Stephen, b. 1784; (iv.) Eliza, 

b. 1816; (v.)''Bucknam, b. 1788; (vi./Mary, b. 1792 ; (vii.) 

/Alfred, b. 1796. bi'l\lary0). 

vi. Anx, also called Anna, b. Apr. 21, 1736; m. Oct. 27, 1757, 

Samuel Paul, b. May 14, 1733; d. in Stoughton, June .3, 

1775, yeoman and cabinet maker, sou of Samuel and Abigail 

(Withington) Paul of Dorchester. They had one child, Ahl- 

gail, b. in Stoughton, Aug. 13, 1758, who d. unmarried. He 

m. (2*)^ Feb. Ti, J 764, Hannah Fisher, dau. of Ezra and" Mary 

(Fenton) Fisher of Stoughton, by whom he had five children, 

one being Hannah, whom. P^benezeu Holjies (65). After 

Samasl Paul's death, his widow m. Philip Holmes, Jr. (68). 

33. vii. John, b. Aug. 20, 1739; d. Feb. 22, 1816. 

viii. Eliza bi-:th, b. July 22, 1741 ; m. Sam del Capen, May 1, 1787. 
Children, b. in Braintree : 1.- Jodah, b. Aug. 8, 1771. 2. 
/Elizabelh, b. May 2, 1768. No more found in Braintree re- 
IX. Obedience, b. in Stoughton, Feb. 21, 1745 ; m. Dec. 8, 1763, 
Asa Fishkk (who died very soon after marriage), son of 
William and Elizabeth (Daniell) Fisher of Walpole. No 
record found of any children or if the widow married a^ain. 


Ebenezer' Holmes {Ebe^iezer,' Xaihanid,^ George'), born 
in Dorcheater, Nov. 20, 1701, Thankegiving- Day. No record of 
his death has been found, but probably it was ne;ir the year 174G. 

He married in Dorchceter, Jan. 13, 1724, Mary Houglitoii, 
born Apr. 14, 1703, died Apr. 23, 1'^'^4, daughter of Joseph and 
Jane (Vosc) Houghton of Milton. Ebenczcr's widow married 
second, in Dorchester, Feb. 2, 1748, Deacon Abijah White, whose 
first wife (ElizabciJi Haws) died Sc[)t. 8, 1747. He was born in 
Dorchester, Jan. 23, 1716 (several mouths after his father's death), 
and died there Oct. 6, 1804, son of Edward and Patience White. 


He moved to Roxbuiy about 1726, and probably died tliere. In 
the Suffolk Registry of Deeds, vol. 106, p. 270, under date of 
May 11, 1742, we find him called "yeoman of Roxbury." He and 
his wife Maiy sold for £900, bills of public credit, old tenor, to 
Moses Davis, six acres of land " and my now dwelling house and 
barn "...." also two acres of pasture in Dorchester near 
the aforesaid Messauge "...." Ebenezer Holmes Jr. Avit." 

He served on Grand Jury in 1737. 

Children, the first one born in Dorchester, the others born in 
Roxbury : 

I. RuTH,^ b. Nov. 7, 1725. This Ruth probably married in Bos- 

ton, Sept. 7, 1778, Sa'jiuel Fenno, b. there July 1, 1745, 
son of John and Hannah Fenno. She was his second wife. 
He married (1) Hannah IMiller. (See Suffolk Probate Re- 
cords, vol. 117, p. 98 and vol. 387, p. 45.) 

II. Ebenezer, b. 1727 ; bapt. Dorchester, Aug. 13. 

III. Abigail, b. July 20, 1729; m. Aug. 31. 1751, John Glover, 

b. in Milton, Jan. 29, 1726 ; d. there suddenly, Oct. 17, 1759, 
son of Edward and Sarah (Gill) Glover of JMilton. They 
resided in Milton, where their children were boi-n. He was 
in the French and Indian war. Children: 1. Johr, h. May 
31, 1753; m. Rachel Liulefield ; ten children : 2. Lemuel, h. 
Oct. 22, '1754 ; was in the Revolutionar}^ army from 1778 to 
1783. Nothing of him afterwards. 3. Edward, b. Oct. 19, 
1757. He was also in the Revolutionary army in 1778 and 
1779. 4. •Abljdh, b. Mar. 7, 1759; d. young. She m. (2) 
Benjamin Siilson of Stoughton. and removed there, living 
near the Randolph line. Tjhree children by her second hus- 
bend : 5. Elizabeth, b. J7G2 ;^6. Elisha, b. 17G5 ;l7. Nehemiah, 
b. 1767. 

IV. ZiBiAii, b. Nov. 6. 1731; d. in Stoughton, July 10, 1752; m. 

May 12, 1752, Seth Morton of Stoughton, formerly of Dor- 
v. Mary, b. 1733(?); d. in Warwick (?) ; m. in Roxbury, May 
10, 1753, Joseph Williams, b. in Roxbury, May 21, 1724, 
and d. there in 1772, Deacon Abijah White, administiator. 
Joseph was son of John and Sarah (Weld) Williams. Children, 
all b. in Roxbury: 1. i)/rtr^, b. June 21, 1756. 2. Joseph, 
b. Sept. 7, 1757 ; d. in infancy. 3. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 9, 1759 ; 
d. in Ravenna, O., in Sept., 1816 ; m. (int. filed in Warwick) 
Jan. 9, 1782, Sarah Chadwick, b. Worcester, Jan. 20, 1761 ; 
d. in Ravena, O., in Sept. 1817, dau. of John. Jr. and Sarah 
(Johnson) Chadwick ; seven children. 4." Zibiah, bapt. July 
27, 1760; d. in Warwick, Apr. 15, 1826; m. about 1783, 
James Ball. b.]Joseph,,hsi\)t. Axig. 15, 1762; m. (1) about 

1786, Sally Ball; m. (2) ; m. (3), 1822, Hannah J. 

Mann. 6.i John, bapt. Apr. 27, 1766. 7.i Charles, bapt. May 
20, 1769. S.i Charles Elisha, bapt. Aug. 4, 1771. 



Jehoshaphat^ Holmes {Jehoshaphat,"^ JSTathaniel,^ George^). 
Fanner, Born in Pomfret, Conn., June 13, 1721, and died in 
Anienia, X. Y., May 22, 1781) (g. S. in Amcnia.) His will was 
dated there Sept. 1, 1783, and proved Mar. 26, 1795. 

He mai'ried in Canterbury, Conn., January 10, 1744, Sarah 
BreAVSter, born in Windham, Conn., in 1821, and died in Amenia 
April 24, 1810, daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Partridge) Brew- 

Jehoshaphat moved to Amenia in 1748 and was one of the early 
settlers. He owned large tracts of land, but no record of transfers 
appears in Dutchess County deeds. 

His will was lengthy and precise. He gave his wife Sarah one- 
fourth of all his lands and all his personal property, '' during the 
time she remains my widow " ; two eldest daughters Anna But- 
tolph and Lydia Carter £6 ; daughter Sarah Webb £7, 10 sh. ; 
daughter Zilpha Buttolph £10 ; daughter Philomela Holmes £'2Q ; 
son Elijah £88; son Xathan, £85 ; sons " SrJvenus " and Lester 
£85 each to learn a trade, after which each were to have a horse 
valued at £10. (Surrogates Register of AYills for Dutchess Co., 
N. Y., Book A, p. 454.) 

. Children, all, except Anna, baptized in Amenia Presbyterian 
Church, and all except the eldest \Jovn there : 

I. AxNA, m. in Nov. 1772, David Buttolph.* 

II. Ltdia, bapt. Aug. 7, 1749 ; m. in Sharon, Conn., Feb. 23, 

1769, Ebenkzer Carter. 

III. Sarah, bapt. Sept. 22, 1751 ; m. iu Sharon, Conn., June 30, 

1775, Benjamin Webb. 

IV. Elijah, bapt. Mar. 15, 1754. No record of marriage, but he 

lived to be old enough to sign the patriotic pledge at the be- 
ginning of the Revolution. 

34. V. NitTiiAx, b. 1753. 

VI. Jkrusha, bapt. June 5, 1757 ; d. young. 

VII. ZiLPiiA, bapt. June 5, 1757 ; m. a Bdttolpii. 

35. VIII. Jehoshaphat, bapt. 2, 1758; d. about 1825. 

IX. " Easter" (Esther), bapt. Mar. 23, 1760; d. young. 

X. Jonah Brewster, bapt. Oct. 17, 1765; d. young. 

XI. Sylvanus, bapt. Nov. 8, 1767. 

XII. Philomela, bapt. Sept. 30, 1771 ; m. in Sharon, Conn., Jan, 1, 

1789, George Talbot Perry. 
xiH. Lester, bapt. Sept. 30, 1771. No further record. 

♦Perhaps born in Simsbury, Conn. There was a David Buttolph born in N. E. 
Centre, Dutchess Co., N. Y., Oct. 28, 1779, who was probably a son of Ann. He 
was a lawyer and settled in Norwich, N. Y. His sou David L. died in Marietta, 
Georgia, July 27, 1868 ; graduate of Williams College. 



Natlianier Holmes {Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,'^ George'). 
A farmer, born in Pomfret, Conn., July 5, 1723. Date and place 
of death not ascertained, but he was alive in 1783. 

He married first, Nov. 11, 1742, in Brooklyn, Conn, "Desier"/ 
Spicer, and m,arried second, Apr. 21, 1748, in Pomfret, Mary 
Moores. The death of this Mary is recorded as Feb. 10, 17o2. 
He married third, Jan. 4, 1753, in Pomfret, Mary Jordan, born 
in Stoughton, June 17, 1723, admitted to the Church in Pomfret, 
Nov. 14, 1756, daughter of Thomas and Olive Jordan. 

Nathaniel inherited the western half of his father's farm, which 
was the part on which was situated the Jehoshaphat house, the site 
being now occupied by Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Holmes) Towne, a 

March 22, 1755, Nathaniel bought in Pomfret for £15, of Eben- 
ezer Grosvenor "a Percel of Land Lying and being in Pomfret." 
This joined land already owned by Nathaniel. This deed was 
signed and sealed "tiie 22' Day of Month In y*^ 28*'' Year of y" 
Reign of our Soveriegn Lord George y*^ 2'' of Great britain — &c ' 
King annoque Domini, 1755."* 

In 1777, he bought land of Joseph Utley.. Mar. 11, 1783, Na- 
thaniel bought land and buildings of Barnabas Wood, called in the 
deed " one hundred and three and thirty perch, Being all the Land 
I own in Pomfret." 

There may have been children by Desire, his first vfife, but the 
writer has been unable to find any. 

Children, recorded at Pomfret : 

36. I. ," Jonathan,^ b. Mar. 19, 1749 ; d. Mar. 8, 1814. 

II. AMary, b. Oct. 19, \li)0; d. Oct. 2G, 1751. 

III. XDavid, b. Nov. 13, 1753. 

IV. *JoHN, b. Dec. 27, 1755 ; d. Oct. 26, 1764. 

37. V. , "vNathaniel, b. Aug. 14, 1760 ; d. Mar. 30, 1850. 

38. VI. \ Jezexiah, b. Jan. 20, 1763 ; d. Apr. 17, 1840. 
vii.'^Mary, b. Apr. 24, 1765. 


Ebenezer^ Holmes {Jehoshaphat,'^ Nathaniel,^ George'). 
Born in Pomfret, Conn., Sept. 28, 171-8 ; died there July, 17, 1797. 
He married in Pomfret, May 15, 1753, Lucy NicholS, born in 
Sutton, Mass., July 13, 1733, and died in Pomfret, May 22, 1822, 
daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Phelps) Nichols. 

He fought in the Colonial War ; was sergeant at Ticonderoga, 
Oct. 14, 1759, in Capt. Sheldon's company, and discharged Dec. 

*It will be noticed that no name or nvimber of month is given at this place, al- 
though the month of March is mentioned in another part of the deed. 


15, 1759. Also was in Capt. Israel Putnam's company, enlisted 
Mar. 23, discharged Aug. 28, 1702. He was prominent in the 
church. He first, probably before marriage, affiliated with the 
church in Abington, Conn., which was then a part of Pomfret. 
He inherited the eastern half of his father's farm, to which he added 
a number of acres, where he lived and died. Oftentimes a bear 
would be seen in close proximity to the back door by Mrs. Holmes. 
There is no doubt but what Ebenezer was a dressy man, for his in- 
ventory, amounting to £409, had in it a far larger amount of cloth- 
ing than was usual in a man of his means ; Nankeen trousers, bear 
skin coats, great-coats, broadcloth coats, etc. In the list of assets 
was "a Note of Hand ag' Lem' Holmes £75 " (his son probablv). 
Children, all born in Pomfret: 

I. Lucr,« b. Feb. 8, 1754 ; m. in N. Y. City, Oct. 2, 1781, Daniel 

Perrin, b. in Woodstock, Conn., July 2G, 1741, son of 
Samuel and Dorothy (]\Iorris) Perrin, 

II. Sarah, b. Dec. 21, i7.;6; d. Aug. 6, 1792; m. her cousia 

Thomas ElliotTv' Four cliildreu, the nrst one bo; a .}an. 2, 
in. Anx, b. Jan. 20, 175R ; m. in Pomfret, ? June 1, 1780, John 
Gleasox. Children, ;i.]l born in Pomfret. l.:A'ji.:/^'u. b. 
Dec. 17, 1780. 2. Jl'n'cca, b. June 1, 1783. 3. 'y;V/, b. 
June 25, 1786. 4. Polly, b. Apr. 18, 1794. 5. N , ,-;^t, b. 
Apr. 1, 1797. 6; John, b. Apr. 6, 1799. 
39. IV. Ebenezer, b. Mar. 22, 1760; d. July 21, 1797. 

V. Esther, b. Oct. 16, 1762; d. about 1800; m. in Thompson, 
Conn., where she then lived, June 27, 1782, Samuel El- 
liott, b. in Thompson, sou of Capi. Joseph Elliott.* Chil- 
dren, all horn in Thompson: 1. Samuel, b. J ..i. 21, 1783: 
d. Jan. 1785. 2. Esther, b. Oct. 14, 1786. 3. Lemuel Holmes 
Klliott. b. Aug. 7, 1791. Was steward at Brown University, 
Providence, R. I. 4. Asahd, b. Dec. 16, 1793, was in war 
of 1812 ; had one son who lived in Woodstock. 

Lemuel, b. July 13, 1765 ; d. Nov. 6, 1803. 

Perley, b. Feb. 24, 1768; d. Dec. 25, 1839. 

Rebecca, b. Aug. 29, 1770; d. Mar. 12, 1771. 

Alfred (also called Olford), b. Feb. 1, 1776 ; d. Jan. 8, 1860. 


Capt. George* Holmes (John,^ John," George^). Born 
in Stow in 1694 ( ?) and died in Colchester, Conn., Apr. ( ?) 1759. 
His will was dated Feb. 0, 1759, and proved May 8, 1759. 

He married (first) in (Jolchcstcr, Mar. 28, 1736, Sarah Chap- 
nian, who died in Colchester, April 24, 1740. He married (sec- 
ond) Catlierine Welch,''''who was living in 1787 in Colchester, 
as per tax list. 

* Capt. Joseph Elliott was in Putnam's own regiment, the Conn. 3d. Fatigue from 
battle brought on an illness from which he died, Aug. 12, 1775. 









He went from Stow to Colchester, where he was lister in 1727, 
a surveyor 1726-1730. He was tax collector for many years. He 
was agent of the New Salem parish to the General Court in 1743, 
and was appointed by that court to collect taxes on all unimproved 
lands for the support of the gospel ministry. He had so much diffi- 
culty in collecting that some of the state council paid a visit to Col- 
chester to assist by law (Colonial Records for May, 1743). He had 
the assistance of the Assembly to establish a minister in New Salem, 
in May, 1748. 

He was ensign of the military company in the New Salem parish 
in 1738, lieutenant in 1748, and captain in 1751 (Colonial Records). 

In his will he gave to his two eldest daughters, jNlary and Sarah, 
a feather bed and a cow, each, they having had their portions. He 
gave to his wife the improvement of the whole estate, to enable her 
to bring up the four younger children, among whom the remnant of 
the estate was to be divided. Josiah and Thomas Gates were ap- 
pointed executors but declined the trust, when William Welch was 
appointed administrator. 

Children, all born in Colchester : 

I. i MARy,5 b. Feb. 22, 1738; d. in Rome, N. Y., 1805 (?). She 
m. in Colchester Dec. 27, 1753, Hezekiah Kilbourn^ b. in 
Colchester Jan. 26, 1732 ; d. there Jan. 1807, son of Heze- 
kiah and Elizabeth Kilbonrn. The following is taken from 
the Connecticut Couraut, Jan. 21, 1817. "* * * * the 
case of this man is unprecedented * * * * He remained 
in chains twenty-hve years by reason of violent insanity, when 
he imbibed the idea that he should be poisoned. * * * * 
refused food sixty-ttvo days, then drank a spoonful of milk. 
Survived two days after that." Children, all born in Colches- 
ter. 1. -John, b. Jan. 30, 1756; m. but had no children. 
2. Joseph, b. Mar. 2, 1758; m. a dau. of Col. Whiting and 
had two daughters, Nancy and Polly. Joseph got into trouble 
during the Revolution by trading with the British, and was 
forced to go to Nova Scotia; he never returned. 3. Sai-ah, 
b. Dec. 11, 1759 ; m. Mar. 27, 1776, Amos Randall; six dm. 
4. "Amasa, b. Sept. 30, 1762, settled in the western part of 
New York State. 

11."^ Sarah, b. Apr. 20, 1740 ; m. Asa Kilburn, brother to the hus- 
band of her sister Mary. He had a second wife. Children : 
1. Eliphas, b. Nov., 1758; d. in Rensselaervilie, N. Y., in 
1841; VQ. Polly 31c Kay ; four children. 2. Arauna,n\. Sarah 
Stone, lived in various places in N. Y. State ; 7 children. 3. 
Cyeii^s, m. Lydia Bartlelt of Middletown, Conn. ; lived in Cam- 
den, N. Y. (eight children). 4. John, d. young, b. Went- 
icorth, d. young. 

43. III., Samuel, b. Feb. 1, 1747 (?). 

44. IV. George, b. 1750; d. Mar. 1795. 

V. DniMis, b. Apr. 17, 1753; d. Nov. 14, 1801 ; m. about 1772, 
i David Gardner, b. Moutville, Conn. (Hist, of Mont-^le, 


€t.), Apr. 20, 1753, and d. Jan. 20, 1823, son of David and 
Jemima (Gustin) Gardner. Mr. Gardner m. (2) Mary Lath- 
rop; one son. He m. (3) Olive iMetcalf. He was brother 
to Jemima Gardner, who married George Holmes (44). 
In June, 1 790, Dimmis and her husband deeded to her brother 
John Holmes of Colchester all of their interest in the estate 
of Capt. George Holmes, deceased. Children, all born in or 
near Montville: \/ Catherine, b. May 17, 1773, ra. Jabez 
Gardner ; 2 children. 2yAmasa, b. Nov. 1, 1776. S^David 
II., b. Aug. 2, 1778; d. Apr. 14, 1803; m. Nancy Comstock. 
A.yJzel, b. Aug. 5, 1780; m. Amy Rogers, dan, of .Jehial and 
Amy (Vibber) Rogers ; 5 children. bVLucmda, b. Novyl2, 
1782 ; m. David Rogers. Q,yjohn, b. Feb. 1, 178G. l/Aus- 
•tis, b. June 2G, 1787; m. (1) John Gardner; m. (2) John 
Gates. S.^Erastus, b. July 16, 1789 ; d. July 20, 1860; m. 
(1) Anna Rogers, sister to Azel's wife; he m. (2) Eunice 
Hyde; 4 children by first w'ife, one by the second. 9.K^?'<e- 
mas, b. Jan. 15, 1792; d. in 1819. 

45. VI. JoHX, b. 1756; d. July 12, 1823. 


Capt. John" Holmes (John,^ John,^ George^). Born in 
Stow in 1700, RBd died in Salisbury, Conn, Sept. 19, 1785. He 
went from Stow to Colchester, Conn., and from there to Salisbury. 
He married, first, in 1723, Mary Harris, born in ]\lontville, 
Conn., Nov. 1, 1702, and died in Salisbury, March 13, 1761, 
daughter of Lieut. James and Sarah (Rogers) Harris. He mar- 
ried, second, Mary , born 1715, and died in Salisbury, Aug. 

28, 1785. 

Children, born in Colchester and all by the first wife : 

I.' Ajs'X,^ b. June 1, 1724 ; date of death not ascertained. She went 
to Salisbury with her father and married there in 1765," Da- 
vid Jkwell, b. in Plaintield, Conn., Jan. 1, 1741, d. in 
Cairo, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1829, son of Nathaniel and Sarah 
(Whitney) Jewell. No children. » Mr. Jewell m. (2) Mar. 
2, 1791, Martha Knowles. He m. (3) in 1801, Sarah Bald- 
win. He m. (4) in 1825, "widow Allen." He had children 
by the last three wives. The Jewell Genealogy (p. 69) states 
, that he was son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Barrett) Jewell. 
II. Dorothy, b. Aug. 14, 1726. 

46. III. John, b. about 1729. 

47. IV. James, b. Jan. 1, 1732 ; d. in 1811. 

Capt. Samuel* Holmes {Samuel,* John," George'), born 
in Dedham, Apr. 21, 1699, and died there Oct. 1^^1754. 

He married, Mar. 31, 1730, Haiiiiali Crane of Dedham, who 
died at South Dedham, "Dec. 25, 1764, aged nearly seventy years." 


It will be noticed that he and his two sons died within a few days 
of each other. About this time and a few years previous there were 
a great many deaths, sometimes several dying in a single day. 
Blake, in his Annals of Dorchester, says : " In y® latter part of 
this year (1751) & j'^ beginning of y*^ next was a very Dying time 
in Dorchester, with a Pleurisy & Nervous Fever, few living who 
.vere seized with it."* 

Capt, Samuel was a constituent member of the second, or South, 
Church in Dedham. 

Children, all born in Dedham : 

I. Samuel,^ b. June 9, 1731 ; d. Mar. 20, 1732. 

II. Mary, b. Aug. 1, 1732; d. June 1, 1766 ; m., Apr. 17, 1755, 

JONATHAN Dean, b. 1750; d. Sep. 8, 1805 (g. s. iu Nor- 
wood, Revolutionary marker on his grave), son of Ebenezer 
and Judith Dean. He marched, in answer to the aliirm of 
Apr. 19, 1775, in Capt. AVilliam BuUard's company ; and also 
was nineteen days at Castle Island. He m. (2) Elizabeth, 
dan. of Thomas and Mary (Sumner) Balch, of South Dedham. 
By Mary he ha(i vonatka?i, b. Ang, 25, 1762 ; d. Mar. 14, 
1790 ; who also served in Revolution. 

III. Samuel,! b. Sept. 3, 1734; d. Sept. 28, 1754. 

IV. Stephen.! b. Sept. 3, 1734; d. Sept. 29, 1754. 

The foregoing are all buried in that part of Dedham now in 
the bounds of Norwood. The head stones of Samuel and his 
two sons are standiug, but that of the father is broken. The 
daughter Mary's stoue has no dates, merely the words " Mary 
Dean " engraved upon it. 


Lieut. John* Holmes {Samuel,^ Johi,^ George^). Born 
in Dorchester South Precinct, now Stoughton, June 17, 1702, and 
died there Dec. 26, 1789. 

Remarried (first) in Dedham, Nov. 21, 1727, Keziah Thorite, 
born in Dedbam about 1705, and died in Stoughton in 1755, 
daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (White) Thorpe. 

Lieut. John and Keziah joined the church Jan. 31, 1742. 
When Keziah died she settled u{)o:i her husband and children her 
share of the land of Samuel Thorpe (her father). 

Lieut. John married (second) in Stoughton, Oct. 19, 1758, 
Elizabeth (Clap) Wentworth, bom in 1725, died in Sharon, 
Jan. 23, 1790, widow of Ebenezer Wentworth, who was born in 
Stoughton in 1722 and died tlierc Sept. 12, 1749, son of John and 
Elizabeth (Bailey) Wentworth. She brought him two cliildren, 

* The same conditions existed in siirrounding towns, the Dedham Churcli records 
calling the epidemic " a terrible fever." The same record also has the entry legarding 
one death, " Died by the way of the small pox." 

t Called " Twains " in the Dedham Record. 


Elizabeth Wentworth, born in 1746, and Lois Wentworth, bom in 
1748. The former married Joseph Stearns, the latter married 
Samuel Morse. The total number of the three sets of children was 
eighteen. Probably John said to Elizabeth, " Your children and 
my children are quarrelling with our children." 

Soon after his second marriage, he began to grow poor and had 
no end of trouble, and in the latter part of his life, even at an ad- 
vanced age, he worked out. 

His first homestead was in Stoughton, on the " Taunton Road," 
but he sold this in 1738 for £500 to John Dean. AVith the pro- 
ceeds he bought land in Connecticut. The following was taken 
from the Killingly (Conn.) Land Records, vol. iv. p. 89. 

"John Holmes," called "husbandman of Stoughton in y^ County 
of Suffolk & province of y® Massachusetts Bay in Now England," 
bought fifty-five acres of land in Killingly, bounded by land of 
John Brown, John Grover, "by y^ River which is y" North West 
Corner" and Israel Shaw "together with y^ buildings, fences, & 
Orcharding thereon " etc. This transaction bears date of " thirtieth 
day of March Anno Domino 1738." No record of mortgage was 
found, so probably he paid cash for his purchase. Jan. 5, 1739, he 
sold his Connecticut property to Susannah Alexander of Killingly 
for £529 (Book iv, p. 104, Killingly Land Records). History 
states that at that period there was a great deal of lawlessness and 
drunkenness among the people in that locality, which may have 
been a reason for his sale. 

He tiien established himself in Stoughton, near the char.geable 
lines of what is now Sharon and Canton. 

He was ensign of the Train Band in 1748 and lieutenant in 1751 
and later. 

Inventory of John Holmes, dated Jan. 26, 1790, taken verbatim 
et literatim from Suffolk Co. Probate Records, vol. 89, p. 69. 

£ s d 
One old bed and bedding 0, 18, 0, 

One old Dish kettle, 
one old table Y cue old pew* dish '/ 
Spoons, earthenware, etc 

Total of above 
An Old Barn frame the boards chiefly torn off 

2, 11, 6, 

The Real Estate consisting of about one acre of land 
with an old small dwelling house on same, valued by 
U8 at ten pounds 10, 9, 0, 

List of Debts due from estate. 
Due for digging the grave and tolling the bell at 
his funeral 0, 3, 0, 





. 1, 









Attendance and Medicine administered to said De- 
ceased in last Sickness 5, 8, 0, 
Sundry Small Debts and Taxes now due, 3, 15, 0, 

9, 11, 0, 

In the administrators account is this item. 

" To the whole of the personal estate of said deceased, which 
is all necessary for his widow and is left with her, and cannot be 

It will be noted that quite a number from this family went into 
the Continental Army.* 

Children, all born in Stoughton except Samuel, whose birth is 
recorded in Dedham, probably on account of that part of Stoughton 
having been annexed to Dedham in 1733 : 

48. ' I. John, b. Apr. 28, 1729 ; d. Feb. 22, 1802. 

<i II. Mary, b. Nov. 7, 1730 ; d. in South Dedham (now Norwood-). 
Oct. 22, 1810; buried in Chestnut Tree Burying Ground, 
Sharon. She m. in Stoughton, Nov. 16, 1750, Jacob Estey, 
b. in Stoughton, Oct. 5, 1731 ; d. there Mar. 29, 1798, son of 
Jacob and Mehitable ( ) Estey. Mary's husband 

w^as 1st lieutenant in Capt. E. B. Savell's Co. ; commissioned 
Mar. 23, 1776, serving in the Continental Army several years. 
Children, all b. in Stopghton : 1. Jucoh/h. July 7, 1757. 
2. Oliver, b. 1759. ^f Lemuel b. Sept. 1, 1761 ; d. Nov. 10, 

1854; m. Hannah, , who d. Jan. 14, 1848, age 80. 

4. Mehitable, b. Aug. 1, 1703. 

49. III. Samuel, b. June 10, 1733 ; d. Feb. 5, 1803. 

50. VI. Zebulox, b. Apr. 28, 1736. 

V. IssACHAK, b. Mar. 30, 1739 ; d. Aug. 14, 1758, at Lake George, 
while in H. M. military service. Enlisted Apr. 18, 1757, in 
Col. Timothy Ruggles's regiment in the Stoughton company. 
Was a "centinel" 2 raos. 26 days, beginning Apr. 4, 1758; 
also 49 days later, Aug. 13, 1758, reported died (Mass. 
Archives, Vol. 90, pp. 4ol, 405). 

Tl.{ Keziah, b. Mar. 19, 1742; d. after 1790; m. in Stoughton, 
Apr. 19, 1703, John /Coxey, b. July 0, 1741, in Stoughton 
(on a street now (1885) called Coney St., not far from East 
Walpole), son of Nathaniel, Jr., and Sarah (Morse) Coney. 
In 1784 -he moved to Foxboro, but did not stay long. In 
1790 they were living in Roxbury. The following is on rec- 
ord in Suffolk Registry of Deeds, vol. 172, p. 202: Jan. 1, 
1792, John Coney of Roxbury, for £40 sold to John Coney, 
Jr., of Cambridge 4 acres in Sharon, bounded E. by laud of 
"William Coney, W. by public road. S. by land of Thomas 
Coney, N. by "land being the Thirds of the widow Sarah 
Coney " Also " land in same Sharon I hold in common with 

♦It would seem hardly possible that in the District of Stoughtonham there were 
nine companies raised for the "Alarm of April 19, 1775." Over seven hundred men 
from this district served a greater or less time during the Revolution. 


my brothers Nathaniel William aud Thomas, of my late Hon- 
oured Father Nathaniel Coney of Sharon and my mother, 
widow Sarah Coney." John Coney. 

Keziah Coney. 
Children : 1. Sarah, b. Nov. 19, 1763. 2. Eleanor, b. Sept. 
8, I 705. 3. John, b. Sept. 20, 1767. 4. Elijah, b. Aug. 1769. 
b. ^Elizabeth, b. Mar. 6, 1772. 6. Oliver, b. 1775. 7. Ed- 
ward, b. 1778. 8. Jeremiah, b. 1781. 

VII. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 15, 1744; d. in Stoughton, Nov. 30, 1778 ; 

m. in Stoughton, Feb. 16, 1768, Ebenezer '^Tacnt, b. in 
Roxbury ?; d. in the army, Nov. 30, 1778, residence given as 
Stoughtonham. He marched in answer to the alarm of Apr. 
19, 1775; Feb. 1, 1777, enlisted for three years; reported 
from Albany, .Jan. 12, 1778. Children: 1. Ebenezer,\,.¥eh. 
27, 1769. 2. Sarah, b. Aug. 24, 1770; d. Sept. 29, 1770. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 3, 1772; m. Dec. 29, 1796, William 
Auslin of Easton. 4. Polly, b. June 18, 1775 ; d. in Stouo-h- 
ton, Sept. 7, 1778. 5. Nancy, b. Nov. 2, 1776; d. Au^r. 27, 

VIII. Abigail, b. Mar. 10, 1746; d. at her grandfather Thorpe's 

house, P'eb. 1, 1718. 

IX. Abigail, b. July 20, 1749 ; d. 1816 ; m. in. 1774, Maj. Eleazar 

Ellis of Medheld, a descendant of John Ellis of Dedham. 
The union was unhai)py and a separation soon took place. 

X. Lois, b. May 26, 1752 ; ra. in Walpole, Aug. 9, 1773, Aaron 

Clap, b. in AValpole (?) Feb. 5, 1755, son of Joshua and 
Margaret (Guild) Clap. Aaron Clap m. (2) Abigail Whit- 
man. Children, first two b. in Walpole, others not recorded 
there, nor are the deaths of Aaron Clap or either of his wives 
recorded there. 1. Harmon, b. Dec. 31, 1774; d. at sea, age 
21. 2. Pliny, b. Aug. 8, 1776 ; d. 1846. 3. Aaron, b. 177~8. 

4. ^Lois. 

51. XI. IssACiiAn, b. Mar. 30, 1760; d. Feb. 18, 1832. 

XII. Jerlsiia, b. July 12, 1762; d. soon after marriage; m. June 3, 
1784,'Akchibald Ware of Cambridge, b. June 9, 1763; d. 
in Oakham, Mar. 1, 1824. Mr. Ware m. (2) Dec. 17, 1788, 
Lavinia Hazen, by whom he had thirteen children. 

52. XIII. E^benezer, b. Apr. 11, 1764. ' 
XIV. Angelette, bapt. Mar. 29, 1767; d. May 12, 1786. 

53. XV. Joseph, b. July 9, 1769 ; d. July 26, 1829. 
XVI. Jajies, b. Mar. 23, 1772; d. young. 


Ebenezer* Holmes {Samuel,^ John,'' George'). Born Apr. 
4, 1707, in Dedham, was admitted to full communion in the church 
at South Dedham, now Norwood, Jan. 18, 1750, and died there 
May 30, 1785. 

He married, Jan. 2-3, 1732, Sarah Coney, born in Boston, 
Mar. 20, 1711, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Greenhmd) 
Coney of Boston. In his will dated May 8, probated at Medfield, 


Oct. 4, 1785, lie is called yeoman. His son Ebenezer, of Sharon, 
was executor. The following is a copy of the will : 

"In the name of God, Amen. I, Ebenezer Holmes of Dedham, iu the 
County of Suffolk, Yeoman, calling to mind the uncertainty of Life, know- 
ing that it is appointed unto all Men once to dye, And being at this time 
through the Goodness of God of a sound disposing mind and memory 
(though weak of Body) do make constitute and appoint this my last Will 
and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I give & commend 
my Soul to the Hand of God who gave it, and my Body I commend to the 
Earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my 
Executor nothing doubting but what I shall receive the same by the Power 
of Almighty God, at the General Eesurection and as touching such worldly 
Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this Life I give in the fol- 
lowing manner * * * * to my beloved Wife Sarah Holmes all my 
Estate both Real and Personal * * * * my contract w"' my Grand- 
son Jacob Gould to be fulfilled, viz., that at twenty one Years of Age, he 
is intitled ^o a Yoke of Oxen and a Cow, his serving with my Wife till 
such time, * * * * after my Wifes decease all my Estate (if any 
remains) should be equally divided among my Children, ^*= * * * " 

Children, the first three born in Stoughton, the others in Ded- 
ham : * 
54. I. Ebenezer,^ b. May 12, 1733 ; d. June 24, 1800. 

II. Sarah, b. Sejit. 6, 1734; d. says record, Sept. 24, 1754, although 

gravestone says Sept. 13.t 
m. Amity, b. July 2, 1736; m. Oct. 7, 1756, TmoxHY Gat, b. 
July 30, 1733, son of Timothy and Azubah (Thorpe) Gay. 
Children : p Sarah h. Mar. 28, 1757 ; m. Joseph Smith. ' 2. 
3Iari/, b. Deji. 3, 1758 ; m. Zibah Randall. 3. Seih, cied aged 
fifteen. \.^ Timothy, b. Feb. 27, 1763; m. Jane Ilmrjj, and 
had five children. 5.N Ebenezer, b. 5Iar. 17, 1764 ; m. Rebecca 
Smith in 1789, and removed to Michigan. They Had ten 
children. G.^Jchabod, b. July 23, 1765; m. Jan.* 1, 1788, 
Ruf/i Billivgs of Stoughton ; moved to Francestovrn, N. H., 
and died there June 20, 1824. Eight children. 7. Azubah, 
b. Sept. 13,1774; m. first, Nathafiei Morton; m, t;econd, 
Benjamin O'ajoen of Stoughton. '6.\jRebecca,h. lllo; died at 
the age of three years. This family became very much scat- 
tered. Children and grandchildren went into New York ."State, 
Michigan and New Hampshire, several going to Fiaacastown, 
N. 11., where they had relatives. 
IV. ■»• Elizabeth, b. Mav 12, bapt. at So. Dodham, May 14, 1738; 
d. May 31, 1773; a school teacher in the second or South 
Parish, Dedham, in 1759 ; joined the Sharon church, June 9, 

*In 1737 all the land in Stoughton west of Neponset river v,-as .set of! to Eed- 
ham, and this is the reason of some biiths being recordef". tliere, and not b 'caiJt.e of 

t In an old Dedham cemetery that is now within the bounds of Norwjrc' is a 
headstone on which is inscribed : " Here lies y« body of Mrs. Sarah Holmes died 
Sep'r ye IS"! 1754 Aged 20 yrs & 7 dys. 

The intended wife of Ephraira Gay 
If Death had not took her away." 


1771 (Dedham Hist. Re^., vol. III., p. 115) ; m. Sept. 9, 
1762, Jacou Fisher, b. June 23, 1737, son of David and 
Deborah (Boyden) Fisher, of Dedham. No children recorded. 
He m. (2) Oct. 7, 1773, Sarah Hodges of Sharon ; and m. 
(3) Dec. 3, 1794, Elizabeth Brooks of Stoughtou. He was 
in Capt. E. B. Savell's company in the alarm of Apr. 19, 
1774. In 1794 he lived on the road to East Foxborough. 
He d. May 31, 1811. (Fisher Genealogy, p. 79.) 

55. V. Oliver, b. May 4, 1740; d. Sept. 26, 1806. 
VI. Jabez, bapt. July !7, 1743; d. Mar. 13, 1744. 

56. VII. KxocH, b. Jan. 27, 1744; d. Nov. 17, 181G. 

VIII. Unity, bapt. Sr'pt. 6, 1747 ; m. Sept. 13, 1764, J.\cop. Gould, 
b. in Stoughtou, 1740, and served through several eulistments 
in the Coativtental Army, son of Jacob and Naomi Gould. 
One child, ^Jacob, b. in Walpale (?) Jan. 14, 1765 ; d. Sept. 
• 25, 1811 ; m. May 26, 1796, ^ucy Rugglss, b. Oct. 26, 1776 ; 
d. Dec. 9, 1852. There may have been other children, but 
the writer has no record. 

57. IX. Jabez, b. S-ept. 1750; bapt. Oct. 28, 1750; d. May 11, 1824. 
X. Catharine, b. Aug. 1-752; bapt. Oct. 15, 1752; d. 1795; m. 

- May 11, 1779, Abner Pettee, son of Abner and Mary 
(Deane) Pettee, of Dedham. Soon after marriage, he settled 
in Francestown on Bradford Hill. He and his wife joined the 
church soon after arrival. She d. there in 1795. He was a 
llevolutiouary soldier, a man of large frame and of enormous 
Btrengtli. A child in Sabbath school being asked who was the 
strongest man, answered confidently, '"' Abner Pettee." Chil- 
dren : l.yvatlisrine, b. Mar. 1, 1780. 2. Rebecca, b. July 
29, 1783'; d. Sepi. 17, 1870. 2. Abn-r, b. Mar. 16, 1785; 
d. Jan. 24,, 1854 ; Lad six children, -1. Ebemzer, b. Dec. 23, 
1788; d. Apr. 25, 1883. o/7:uH7ia, unnamed, d. 1795. He 
m. (2) Dec. 22, 1795, Joanna Balcli of Francestown, and d. 
in Francestown, Feb. 25, 1837. 

■ 27 f 

Joseph'' Holmes {Samuel,^ John,' George^), coA'tlwainer. 
Born In Dedham, Oct. 20, 1710, and diedAin Nortli Attleboro in 
April, 1766 ; his will was proved April twenty-first of that year. 

PIo married first in Boston, Oct. D, 1734, Hannah Hastings, 
probably born in Cambridge, 1713, daughter of Joseph and Eliz- 
abeth (Edwards) Hastings. Her ancestors were from Braintree. 
(See Paige's Cambridge, p. 576, under Joseph," and Eaton's His- 
tory of Keadiilg, p. 87.) She died in Dedham on her husband's 
birthday, Oct. 20, 1745, at the birtii of twin daugliters. 

He married^ (second) in AValpole, Feb. 26, 1747, Joann;^ 

Kinj^sbury, l^orn in Dedham, Oct. ID, 1722, and died in North 

Attleboro, date not ascertained, daughter of Deacon Samuel and 

eJoanna (Guild) Kingsbury. She married (second) Jan. 2, 1777, 

^Joseph Robbins of Attleboro. 


Joseph was received into full communion iSToy. 17, 1745, four 
weeks after the death of his first Avife and at the baptism of his 
twin daughters. 

Is'o record was found of his being a land holder in Dedhara, but 
in Attleboro he bought on Apr. 3, 1754, " a Certain Persell of 
Land " of sixty acres, part of the farm of Samuel Pitcher ; the re- 
mainder of the farm was sold to Ebenezer Draper of Attleboro and 
Richard Ellis of Dedham (Bristol Deeds, Vol. 40, p. 477). 

Jan. 5, 1757, he bought land of George Robinson, near Seven 
Mile River. 

He was in the Colonial War, being corporal, Apr. 1, 1757, in 
the Crown Point Expedition. 

His will was dated July 10, 1765, and proved Apr. 21, 1766. 
In it he gives his wife Joanna his best bed and furniture, all real 
and personal estate until April 1, 1767, 

" the Better to Enable her my a^ wif to Bring up & Educate my young chil- 
dren and after ye Expiration of sd time my will further is that my D be- 
loved wif have & Enjoy the full use and Improvement of the one half of my 
said Real estate together with three Cows, which She shall Chuse out of my 
stock for and dureing the full Term of Time Slie shall remain my widow 
& no Longer." 

He save his son Aaron all land and buildings in Attleboro, he 
paying legacies to the other children. 

" And I hereby order & appoint that on or about the first day of Appril 
which will be in the year of our Lord 17G7 Ebenezer Lane Practitioner 
in Physick, John Stearns, Gentleman and Leonard Richards, Yeoman to 
make a division of the estate for use of my wife for the time she shall re- 
main my widow." 

Tbis was to be done in " Wrighting." 

" After the Death of my .... wife or at the time of Intermarriage with 
another man, my personal Estate within doors be Equally divided amongsts 
my .... daughters." 

Rebecca Ide received one pound, all the others received four 
pounds each, and the residue went to the four sons, Eliphalet, 
Samuel, Joseph and Aaron. 

" JNIy wife also to have the use and Improvement of all my Twine and 
all my Shoe Leather I have now by me .... for the use of the family 
without being Accountable to any person." 

Children', the first eight born in Dedham, the others born in At- 
tleboro : 

I. Meletiah,^ b. Feb. 4, 1785 ; m. .July 3, 1756, as his second 
wife,'JoxATnAX Oxiox. *" Mr. Onion's first wife was Sarah 
May, by whom he had Daniel, b. 1746, Jonathan, b. 1747, 

• The name of Onion is said to have been originally written O'Nion, and to have 
been borne by one of the twelve Highland Scotsmen who settled in Dedham about 
1634. The apostrophe was dropped subsequenuly, much to the dislike of later gen- 


and Sarah, b. 1749. Children by Meletiah were: 1. Cyn- 
thia, b. Nov. 22, 17.56 ; d. in Dedhani of old age May 2, 1841 ; 
m. Juue 5, 1776, Timothy Baker. 2. Hannah, b. Sept. 14, 
1758. 3. Elihu, b. Apr. 19, 1760 ; d. Milton, Aug. 31, 1853 ; 
m. in Dedham, Dec. 27, 1891, Catherine Fisher, b. Wal|)ole, 
Jan. 9, 177U; ten children. (See Fisher Genealogy, p. 135.) 
In the settlement of the estate Dec. 16, 1794, the cliildren 
mentioned were Cynthia, Hannah, Elihn, Ichabod, Daniel, 
Lemuel and Sarah. 

II. Rebkcca, b. Sept. 22, 1738; d. in Attleboro. She m. there 

Oct. 30, 1760, Oliver Ide. 

III. Abigail, b. Juue 10, 1741 ; d. in Union, Me., Sept. 25, 1823; 

m. in Attleboro, Sept. 16, 1765,<^AA'ir) Woodcock, b. iu At- 
tleboro, June 4, 1742, d. in So, Union, Me., Dec. 9, 1790, son 
of Benjamin and 3Iargaret (White) Woodcock. David was a 
sergeaut in the Revoluiionary Army and a descendant of " Old 
John Woodcock," an inveterate euemy to the Indians and a 
great Indian fighter. He had at one time a hotel, later owned 
by Col. Israel Hatch. (See History of Attleboro, pp. 89-93.) 
David and his wife lived in Medway for a while soon after 
marriage, later went to Union, Me., where he was prominent. 
Nov. 8, 1790, he was "a committee to lookout a plot of 
ground and procure the same for a burying ground." In 
Dec. 1790, he was the first person buried in it. On account 
of the condition of the roads, his body was carried on a lake 
for two miles. The ice was none too thick and the followers 
walked far apart for safety. (History of Union, p. 130.) 
Children, the first two born, probably in Medway, the others 
.in Union, Me.: 1. Benjamin, b. Ocf. 6, 1766; d. Feb. 9, 
1768. 2. David, b. Oct.' 23, 1771 ; m. 1795, Affa Peahody. 
Children : Dexter II., Nancy, David, Rufus, John, and Polly. 
Z. Hannah, b. Aug. 15, 1774; m. Spencer Wolcott. 4. '''' Lyn- 
day" b. Jan. 27, 1777 ; m. in 1795 William Peahody. 5 Nan- 
cy, b. Mar. 23, 1779 ; m. Oct. 1,3, 1796, Samuel Tiftoi Thom- 
aston, and moved to Attleboro. /6. Theodore, b. Jan. 12, 1786 ; 
m. Rebecca Packard ; resided and died in Searsmont, Me. 

IV. Aaron, b. Nov. 15, 1743. No iuformatiou that he ever mar- 


V. Hannah (twin), b. Oct. 20, 1745; d. in Attleboro, Oct. 19, 

1839 ; m. in 1781 (?) as his second wife Alios Ide, b. 1739 ; 
d. Feb. 5, 1810, son of John and Mehitable (Robinson) Ide. 
His ancestors were of Rehoboth. He was a sergeant in the 
Revolutionary Army and served in several enlistments. He 
held various town otiices. Mr. Idc's first wife was Hulda 

, who d. in Oct., 1780, aged 48. Hannah was blind for 

a number of years at the last of her life. She once had a new 
mirror and one of the Sweetlands said it was " long enough to 
see the Holmes faces in." '• Yes," she retorted, '' and if you 
turn it the other way it is wide enough to see the Sweetlands' 
mouths in." No children. 

VI. Olive (twin), b. Oct. 20, 1745 ; d. at the Half Way House in 

Walpole, her neice^Xucy (Hatch) Fullei> being the proprietor. 


Date of death not ascertained, but she was alive and unmar- 
ried Jan. 21, 1794 ; at that date she was paid £3 3s. lOd. by 
her sister Meletiah from the estate of Jonathan Onion. 
58. VII. EhiriiALET, b. May 23, 1748 ; d. May 2, 1826. 

VIII. Sibyl, b. Mar. 11, 1749 ; d. in Dighton in Nov., 1835, unmar- 

ried. She made a will Apr. 28, 1833, probated Dec. 1, 1835, 
giving her property to the children of her brothers and sisters. 

IX. Isabel, b. Feb. 2, 1750 ; d. young. 

X. Lois, b. Mar. 18, 1752 ; d. in Attleboro, .Tan. 23, 1831 ; m. in 

Attleboro, Col. ■'Israel HATCH,i^b. Attleboro, 1754, and d. 
there May 19, 1837. Col. Hatch had a long career of useful- 
ness. He was in the Revolution ; hotel proprietor in Boston, 
and was colonel in the War of 1812. He kept control of the 
old Garrison House, making a hotel of it, and while he was 
proprietor entertained such illustrious men as Washington, 
Lafayette, John Quincy Adams, Commodore Hull, Commo- 
dore Bainbridge, Cien. Winfield Scott, President Monroe and 
Daniel Webster. He was one of the projectors and contrac- 
tors of the Boston and Providence Turnpike. He patented 
a chain-shot as a mode ef warfare ; was first postmaster of 
Attleboro in 1789, and held the office until his death. (For 
extensive notices of Col. Hatch, see History of Attleboro, pp. 
95 to 98 and 682.) Children, all born in Attleboro : 1. Lucy, 
m. John Stephen Fuller, proi)rietor of the celebrated Half 
Way House in Walpole in stage-coach days. 2. Funny, b. 
1775(?) ; d. at age of 93; m. Washinyton Pierce. 3. Sally, 
d. Oct. 11, 1854, aged 75. 4. hi-ael (Capt.), kept the hotel 
a few years after his father's death. 5. George. 6. Josephs 

59. XI. Samuel, b. Nov. 15, 1754. 

XII. Mary, b. July 6, 1757 ; d. in Providence, R. L, Oct. 2, 1842 ; 
m. in Attleboro, Apr. 20, 1779, Abner Daggett, b. in At- 
tleboro, Aug. 8, 1755, d. in Providence, Aug. 25, 1832, son of 
Thomas and Sibulah (Stanley) Daggett, a descendant of John 
Daggett of Watertovvn via Martha's Vineyard. He served in 
the Revolution and was in the siege of Boston, at Long Island, 
Dorchester and White Plains. He was a merchant of jjrom- 
inence in Providence. Children, the first two b. in Attleboro : 
\.\Ann, b. Apr. 24, 1780; d. in Boston, Oct. 26, 1876. 2. 
Lewis, b. Jan. 14, 1782; d. in Attleboro, Oct. 16, 1791. 3. 
Charlotte, b. in Walpole, May 14, 1784, d. in Providence, Apr. 
13, 1799. 4. Mary, b. in Walpole, Mar. 23, 1786. 5.- Harriet 
Lewis, b. Providence (?), Apr. 23, 1797; d. there, Fe;b. 12, 
XIII. Chloe, b. May 7, 1760; m. in Attleboro, Aug. 8, 1782, Oxn- 
NiEL Blackington, who d. in Providence, previous to 1833. 
He was in the Revolution. Children, b. in Attleboro : 1. El- 
lis.' 2. Lemuel. 3. Charlotte, m. Samuel P. Fisher, b. Wren- 
tham, Aug. 4, 1793, and d. in Attleboro, Jan. 6, 1863, son of 
Samuel and Olive (Ellis) Fisher. Mr. Fisher m. second, Su- 
san G. Blackington. He was a blacksmith for thirty-three 
years and his shop was a landmark. 

60. XIV. Joseph, b. June 8, 1765 ; d. Dec. 23, 1813. 



















Nathaniel* Holmes {Samuel,^ John,' George.^) Called 
"Nathaniel 2d" in some records. Born inDedham in 1715 ; date 
of death not ascertained. 

He married in Dedham, Dec. 16, 1740, Sarah Pettee, born 
in Weymouth, July 20, 1715, and removed to Dedham about 1720, 
daughter of Joseph and ^lary Pettee. Not much information could 
be obtained of this Nathaniel. 

Children, the first two born in Dedham, the last two boi'n in 
Stoughton : 

I. Nathaniel,^ b. Dec. 17, 1741. Most likely movefl to Roxbury 

about 1754 and probably had children there. Roxbury rec- 
ords are very incomplete. 

Nathaniel, Jr., of Roxbury, in a list made out by Joseph 
Williams for re-iuforcements, reported gun fit for service, 
Oct. 7, 1755 (Archives, vol. 93, p. 247). There was a Na- 
thaniel Holmes in the Revolution, credited to Stoughton. 

II. Zephaniah, b. Dec. 8, 1743. Col. Wheeler's Orderly Book 

states that Zephaniah Holmes was tried on a charge of mutiny 
at Ticonderoga, Oct. 16, 1776, and found not guilty; three 
others were not guilty, but sixteen were adjudged guilty and 
received twenty lashes each and picked oakum for a week. 
There was but one Zephaniah Holmes in the Revolution from 
Massachusetts and no Zephaniah has been found from anv other 
state who was in the Revolution and no Holmes bearing the 
name of Zephaniah has been found, with oue exception, and 
his age was such as to disallow him serving as a soldier. 

III. Benjamin, b. Feb. 14, 1745; d. Feb. 12, 1748, aged "3 yrs 

wanting 2 dys " (Dedham Church Record). 

IV. Sarah, b. Jan. 21, 1747. 


Benjamin Mulberry* Holmes {George,* JSFathaniel,^ Jo- 
seph,^ George^), Distiller; was born in Boston, Apr. 24, 1738; 
baptized in the "New Brick Church," Boston, Apr. 30, 1738, and 
died in Halifax, N, S., in August, 1795, letters of administration 
having been granted to his wife Zilpah,* Aug. "i'l, 1795. 

He married, first, in Medford, Nov. 30, 17G1, Mary Hall, 

born April 27, 1739, daughter of Stephen and Mary ( ) Hall 

of Medford and sister to Willis Hall who married Sarah* Holmes, 
a sister to this Benjamin. He married (second) in Halifax, N. S., 
about 1780, Zilpah , who died about 1825. 

Mr. Holmes was a Royalist, and like many others in the earlier 
years of the Revolution was obliged to leave the country. He was 
an addresser of Hutchinson in 1774 and of Gage in 1775. He 
went to Halifax in 1776, and was proscribed and banished in 1778. 

* Spelled as above, wherever found in the Halifax records. 


On Sept. 24, 1783, pursuant to an act passed in 1781, "intltled 
an Act to provide for the payments of Debts due from the Con- 
spirators & Absentees " .... a committee sold at " Public Sale " to 
Jeremiah Allen the property then remaining in Boston of Benjamin 
Mulberry Holmes for £113. This " land and Other Buildings " was 
"Situate in Anne St" (Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 136, p. 77). 

When he became of age he was executor of his father's estate 
and managed to get a goodly share into his possession. 

A copy of the following letter to his " Brother Hall " received 
from him, dated Halifax, N. S., May 25, 1776, is to be found in 
Suffolk Co. Probate Records, vol. 78, p. 447. 

" I kuow not what to say to you about my business in your part of the 
world. The Still House you know belongs to my Fathers Estate. And 
as what I had received together with the bonds and mortgages I have in 
my Possession will amount to much more than my part of the Estate with- 
out having anything to do with the Still House, therefore that you will Di- 
vide among the other heirs." The .Judge of Probate thereby ordered a 
division of the property. (Vol. 78, p. 643.) 

In Halifax he owned either a distillery or a brewery, for deeds 
there show of several purchases to that end. (See Book 17, p. 
276, Halifax, N. S., Deeds.) 

Children, the first two born in Boston, the others born in Hali- 
fax, the baptisms being on record in St. Matthew's Church of the 
latter city. 

61. I. GeorcxE, b. Oct. 6, 17 G2 ; d. Halifax ? 

II. Mary, b. 1764; d. in Medford, Feb. 28, 1828 (Gushing Book, 
Medford, p. 127). She made her will Jan. 31, 1828, and in 
it she states, in part, 
" I give to my two sisters in Law, supposing them to be living 

at Halifax, namely Ann Holmes and Hannah Holmes, $100 each." 

(Middlesex Probate, No. 8290.) 

62. III. BiiNJAMix, b. 1780, bapt. Sept. 12, 1792. 

IV. Ann, b. 1783(?); bapt. Sept. 12, 1792, alive in 1825 and un- 


V. Eliza,* b. 1790(?); bapt. Sept. 12, 1792 ; m. in Halifax, Aug. 

1, 1807, to Alex. Feddes. 

VI. Sarah, b. 1792; bapt. Sept. 12, 1792. 

VII. Hannah. 


Samuel^ Holmes {Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ 
George^). Called yeoman in administration of estate. Born in 
Dorchester, Sept. 4, 1726. Moved to Stoughton with his parents, 
where he died May 26, 1786. 

He married, Feb. 4, 1754,'^Sarah Trask, dau. of John and 

* Eliza in Halifax baptisms and marriages, but Elizabeth in a Boston deed. 


Penelope (White) Trask of Bridgewater. She was born Dec. 25, 
1733, and died July 22, 1804 (g. s. Stoughton). 

Administration of his estate was granted to Samuel, his oldest 
son, July 17, 178G (Suffolk Probate, Vol. 85, p. 465). Nine 
children are mentioned in the settlement of the estate. The real 
estate is noted as £285 : the personal estate as £87. The division 
of the estate is dated Stoughton, Apr. 27, 1787, and covers six full 
closely written pages, not including the inventory. Enough of it 
is here quoted to show how differently such things were managed in 
generations of long ago, in contrast with the present way of doing : 

"The widow is to have the kitchen & the N. E. bed room & the 
chamber over the same & the Westerly end of the Barn " ten feet to 
the posts & the yard room at the AVesterly end of the barn " * * 
* * "also the widow to have one third of corn barn and cellar." 
(This was all divided into feet and inches.) "The way down cel- 
lar & up chamber are to be used in common "***** 
" She is to have free liberty to pass & repass thro " different parts 
of the house to reach her possessions in cellar and chamber. " Those 
who may own the Southerly part of the said house are to have free 
liberty to go to the kitchen lire place to wash & to brew & some 
other necessary uses & to bake in the oven." * * * » " Widow 
has privilege to walk in the lane and to draw Avater from the well, 
provided she keep the well in repair." (It was not stated on which 
side of the well cui'b she should stand while drawing water.) 

She could also have from all those acres, privileges of a garden 
"two rods square( !) where her roots now are." (Most likely she 
also had " the privilege " of giving the prepared compound of those 
roots and herbs to the whole household should they feel "mizcrble.") 

She also had " the privilege " of walking over part of the land 
she had helped earn, to get some "chestnut stuff" for fuel. She 
also had " the privilege " of keeping the walls and fences in repair. 

What was sold was equally divided between the children, the eld- 
est son Samuel receiving double share, as was customary in those 
days. In the account against the estate, the following were some 
of the items: 

£ 8 d 

" To John Holmes* for-grcoffin 8-0 

To cash paid for gravestone for said deceased 1- 5-0 

Pd Dr. Nathaniel Ilolmest I'-^-O 
paid to the widow Sarah Holmes for providing Din- 
ners for Appraisers one day & for the Dividers one 

Day &' for the Administrator .... 8-0" 

The following children received £17-128. each : Eb- 
enezer, Joseph, Elijah, Penelope, Abigail, Rachel, 

* Perhaps his brother or son. 

t The -writer has no record of any Nathaniel Holmes as a physician. 


Children, all born in Stoughton : 

63. I. SA3irEL,« b. Nov. 28, 17oo : d. Apr. 12, 1826. 

64. II. John, b. Aug, 4, 1757 ; d. July 15, 1837. 

III. Sarah, b. Mar. 22, 1759 ; d. Noy. 25, 1842, in Francestown, 
N. H. ; m. Nov. 27, 1802, as his second wife, 'Israel Fair- 
banks, Jr., son of Israel and Elizabeth (Whiting) Fairbanks 
of Dedham. He was a direct descendant of Jonathan Fair- 
banks, who settled in Dedham in 1636. Israel's line is Jon- 
athan,^ John,^ .Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Israel,® Israel.^ He was born 
Jan. 6, 1755, and died in Francestown, N. H., Sept. 16, 1818. 
He married (first) Anna, cousin to his second wife, daughter 
of Dr. Nathan and Sarah (Holmes) Bucknam (see v. under 
17, for names of children). No children by second marriage. 
He saw a few days service at time of the Revolution. He 
was in Capt. Lewis's Co. Service four days. The company 
marched to camp at Dorchester on the alarm of Mar. 4, 1776. 
He was a farmer and miller, and a man of means. He went 
to Francestown about 1810 and settled on what is now the 
old Dutton farm. (See History of Francestown, which gives 
a better description of Israel Fairbanks than is contained in 
the Fairbanks Genealogy.) 

65. IV. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 27, 1761 ; d. Feb. 3, 1848. 

V. , Penelope, b. Apr. 12, 1763 ; d. Mar. 8, 1840. Unmarried. 

66. VL Joseph, b. Apr. 11, 1765 : d. July 28, 1829. 

vii. Abigail, b. Apr. 28, 1767; d. May 31, 1819. Adjudged a 
lunatic by selectmen of Stoughton, and her brother Samuel 
(yeoman) was apjjointed her guardian Nov. 1, 1814. Not- 
withstanding her alleged lunacy she made a will and it was 
admitted to probate July 6, 1819. To her three brothers, 
Samuel, .John and Joseph, she willed one third of her per- 
sonal estate. To her three sisters, Sarah Fairbanks, Penelope 
Holmes and Rachel Guild, she gave two thirds of her personal 
estate, with all her wearing apparel and household furniture. 

vili., Rachel, b. June 9, 1769;"bapt. Oct. 25, 1799; d. Nov. 26, 
1834; m. Mar. 18, 1798, Eliphalet Guild, son of Joseph 
and Margery (Carroll) Guild ofWalpole. He b. Jan. 10, 
1770. Their five children died of '' spotted fever " within a 
space of eight days. They were born as follows : >' Willard, 
Feb. 9, 179^9; -PoUv. Jan. 12, 1801 ■,vWiUiam, July 12, 1804; 
'Eliphalet, Feb. 7, 1807; ^Rachel, Nov. 9, 1810. 

IX. Rebecca, b. Oct. 8, 1771 : d. young. 

X. Elisha, bapt. Mar, 13, 1774. Not much learned of him. 

There is on record in Norfolk Co. Court house, Dedham, un- 
der date of Oct. 15, 1823, viz: '"Elisha Holmes of Boston 
recovered judgment aafainst Samuel Holmes of Stoughton 
(probablv his brother)"for $103 and $7.88 fees. This was 
paid in full, Oct. 16, 1823. Apr. 18, 1825, Elisha sold this 
land to Joel Talbot (Norfolk Deeds, vol. 77, p. 51). 

67. XL Elijah, b. Feb. 10, 1777. 



ISTathaniel* Holmes (JVatkaniel,* Ebenezei-,' JSTafkayiiel," 
George^). Born in Dorchester, Oct. 1, 1728, and died in Stough- 
ton in 1783. 

He married in Stoughton, Apr. 3, 1751, Hannah Smith, 
born in Dorchester, Dec. 1, 1729, daughter of Joseph* and Mary 
(Homes) Smith. 

In 17G7 he bought Land in Killingly, Conn., and the transaction 
is recorded in Killingly Land Records, Book VII., p. 242, as 
follows : 

"■ Zachariah Cutler Gentleman " for £35 sold " to Nathaniel Holms of 
Stoten in y® County of Suffolk in provences of y® machutess Bay in New 
England " * * * * 27 acres on * * * * " the Cuntrey Road " 
* * * * bordered by land of Thos. Bafferton, William .Marsh, Aaron 
Wilder and Amos Carreli. * * * * Dated " 10"' Day of .July of the 
7*'' year of y'' Reiujn of our Sever Lord George the 3*^ of Great Britan 
&c King A. D. 1767." 

July 26, 1767, he sold this same land for £35 to Paul Parker 
of Easton ; deed signed by Nathaniel and Hannah (Ibid, Book 
VIII., p. 96). The reason of his purchase and quick sale is not 
apparent, unless it was an accommodation to Paul Parker of Easton. 

Oct. 6, 1778, he sold for £120, to Samuel Manley of Easton, 
thirteen and one-half acres. His wife Hannah signed this, and it 
was witnessed by James Packard and Jesse Manley. (Bristol Co. 
Deeds, Vol. 60, p. 62). 

In 1780 he was collector of Stoughton. 

Feb. 1, 1782, he, with his wife Hannah, deeded for "£250 Solid 
Money of said State " to Christopher Wadsworth fifty-one and one- 
half acres land with buildings and fences, partly improved. Abut- 
tors, Samuel Holmes, Nathaniel Holmes (his father) and James 
Smith. (Norfolk Deeds, Vol. 134, p. 35.) Probably this was 
the fifty-one acres deeded to him by his father in 1764. 

In the "List of Scholars at Mr. Billings Sacred jNIusic Singing 
School at Stoughton," in the year 1774, under " Singers of Treble," 
are the names of Hannah Holmes and Eunice Holmes. As far as 
discovered these were the only children : 

I. Hannah,® b. Junei 22, 1752 ; d. May 13, 1843 ; m. in Stoughton, 
Jan. 11, 1769, 'Jkremiah Vose. b. Apr. 8, 1747, d. May 31, 
1823, son of Robert and Miriam (Vose) Vose (cousins). He 
was a minute man in the Revolution. Children: l.KTenisha, 
b. May 28, 1770; d. in 1850; m. Aug. 25, 1795, Seth Morton. 
2.'' Nathaniel, b. Apr. 20, 1772 ; d. Feb. 5, 1777. "d.* Hannah, 

* Joseph Smith was a native of Dedham, and the first of his name to settle in that 
part of Dorchester that afterwards became Stoughton. His -wife was daughter of 
James and Damaris (Bird) Homes of Dorchijster. Joseph's grandson, Nathaniel 
Smith, married Anna Holmes. (See V. Anna under Philip 32.) 


b. Nov. 1, 1773; d. in June, 1867; m. Dec. 22, 1795, James 
Draper Swan. A. Milly, b. July 18, 1775 ; m. Dec. 24, 1795, 
Benjamin Bi'sbee. Milly had a daughter Reua, who married 
Ezekiel Hohnes (which see). 5.- Eunice, h. Mar. 30, 1777, 
d. Mar. 12, 1778. Q. Jeremiah (twin), b. July 5, 1778; d. in 
March, 1855 ; m. (1) Nov. 24, 1805, Elizabeth Morse of Canton ; 
m. (2) Oct. 27, 1829, Deborah Randall oi Easton. 7. Josiah 
(twin), b. July 5, 1778; m. Polly Merrinm. 8. Polly, b. June 
14, 1780; d. Jan. 15, 1836; m. Benjamin Cram. 9. Nathaniel, 
b. Dec. 10, 1782 ; d. Dec. 3, 1853 ; m. Polly Talbot. 10. Reuben, 
b. Oct. 15, 1785; d. Feb. 17, 1864; m. Annie Bartlett. 11. 
•/Sally, b. May 28, 1787; d. Nov. 11, 1855 ; m. (1) Mace Gay; 
m. (2) John M. Williams. 12. Lucy,h. Apr. 25, 1789; d. in 
June, 1881 ; m. Joseph Shejmrd. 13; Joseph, b. May 20, 1793 ; 
d. Dec. 24, 1873; m. Nov. 29, 1815, Deborah Churchill. 14. 
Stephen, b. Nov. 19, 1794; d. Sept. 18, 1850; m. Joanna Bird. 
~\Yhen Hannah died there were living, eleven out of the four- 
teen children, seventy-three of the ninety grandchildren, eighty- 
one of one hundred and two great-grandchildren, and one great- 
II. Eunice, b. Sept. 3, 1755; m. in Royalston (Royalston Town 
Record), Feb. 15. 1776, 'Jesse Manley, son of John and 
Mercy (Smith) Manley of Easton. The town record says Jesse 
was of Royalston, Mass. It is assumed that Jesse lived there 
with his brother James before he moved to Vermont. We copy 
the following from the Vermont Historical Magazine, Vol. V,, 
p. 105: "Jesse Manley and Eunice his wife were married in 
1776, and lived in Dummerston, Vt., and had issue: Jesse, Jr., 
1778; m. Betsey French: Amasa, 1780; m. Lydia French: 
EJunice, 1782; m. Reuben Neioton: Nathaniel :• Hannah : Betsey : 
William : 'Sally :^ Polly : John: Luke. James Manley moved from 
Royalston, Mass. James was the elder." 


Dea. Philip* Holmes {JSfathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ 
George^), born in Dorchester, Apr. 22, 1731 ; died in Stoughton, 
Mar. 2, 1795. 

He married (first), in Stoughton, Sept. 5, 1753, Mary Waters, 
born in Easton, May 27, 1731, died in Stoughton, Oct. 30, 1774, 
daugliter of Samuel and Bethia (Thayer) Waters. He and his 
first wife are buried in Dry Pond Cemetexy, Stoughton. 

He married (second), in Stoughton, May 2, 1775,'1>Iary Paul, 
his cousin, born in Dorchester, Aug. 16, 1725, died in Stoughton, 
Sept. 14, 1818, dauo;hter of Samuel, Jr., and Abigail (Withington) 

Aug. 1, 1757, he w^as in a "Train Band" in Col. Miller's regi- 
ment in the Colonial War. He was a fifer in Capt. Peter Talbot's 
company, and marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775 ; service 
twelve days. There is no record of further service. 


He was elected deacon of the First Church, probably to take the 
place of his father, who died in 1790. 

In 1780, his tax in Stoughton was on real estate of $14,800 and 
on personal estate $1,990. 

Children, all by the first wife, and all born in Stoughton : 

68. I. Philip,® b. June 3, 1754; d. Sept. 26, 1846. 

69. II. Mather, b. Oct. 31, 1756; d. .July 29, 1834. 

III. Mary, b. Mar. 3, 1759; d. Mar. 11, 1816 ; m. Mav 14, 1778, 
Archippus Drake, son of .John and Mary (Cole) Drake 
of Stoughton. He was born Aj^r. 3, 1753 ; cl. June 20, 1826. 
Archippus marched from Stoughton to Braintree in 1776, and 
served elsewhere a short time in the Revolutionary Army. 
Children, all born in Stoughton: 1. Abner, b. Dec. 14, 1779 ; 
d. Mar. 23, 1853. 2. Sardas, b. Aug. 7, 1781 ; d. July 11, 
1828 ; m. Evelpi B. Leiffhton. 3. Elijah, b. May 30, 1783 ; 
d. June 21, 1841. 4. Calvin, b. Oct. 1, 1788; d. Aug. 14, 
1872. b. /Luther, b. Feb. 7, 1793 ; d. Mar. 23, 1862. 

VI. Sibyl, b. Oct. 20, 1761 ; d. Dec. 9, 1826; buried in Canton ; 
m. in Stoughton, May 30, 1786 (perhaps as his second wife), 
Seth Strobrioge, b. Oct. 12, 1749, d. Apr. 3, 1830 (g. s.), 
son of Samuel and Judith (Smith) Strobridge of Stoughton. 
He was in the Continental Army, and a Revolutionary marker 
is over his grave in Canton Corner cemetery. Intentions of 
marriage were published Mar. 11, 1775, between Seth Stro- 
bridge and Jemima Upham, but no record of marriage found. 
She was, no doubt, daughter x)/ Abijah and Jemima (Bailey) 
Upham. No record of children obtainable. 

V. Anna, b. Dec. 3, 1763; m. Mar. 8, 1792, Nathaniel Smith, 

son of William and grandson of Joseph Smith (see Na- 
thaniel 31). "Anna Holmes from Stoughton came into 
this Town in the year 1789 taken in by M'" Alexander 
Glover." (Extract from a memorandum book kept by Noah 
Clap, town clerk of Dorchester.) Children, born in Stough- 
. ton : \i/ Charlotte Smith, b. Dec. 22, 1794 ; d. in Chelmsford, 
Oct. 23, 1884 ; was a teacher in Stoughton at sixteen years 
of age; m. May 13, 1813, Benjamin Battles, a cotton manu- 
facturer, b. Stoughton, July 27, 1790, d. Chelmsford, Fel). 17, 
1858, son of JonatU«n and Hannah (Porter) Battles. Eight 
children. '2.^ Anna Holmes Smith, b. 1796, and d. in Nashua, 
N. H., Aug. 13, 1888 ; m. David Warren. Five children, one 
of whom (David) had a daughter, Lydia Joy Smith Warren, 
who m. Gen. W. F. Draper. 

VI. Bethia, b. Oct. 11, 1766; d. Apr. 25, 1856; m. (first), Oct. 11, 

1795, sJosEPH MoKSE, Jr., son of Joseph, Jr., and Rachel 
(Philips) Morse of f:aston. She m. (second), Jidy 25, 1820, 
her cousin Samuel Holmes. No children. 

70. vii. Luther, b. Mar. 12, 1770; d. 1806. 



Lieut. Jolin^ Holmes {Wathaniel,* Ebeiiezer,^ Nathaniel,^ 
George^). Called John, 3d; sometimes John, 2d. Born in Dor- 
chester, Aug. 20, 1739; died in Stoughton, Feb. 22, 1816. 

He was married (first), in Medway, Oct. 16, 1764, by the father 
of the bride, to/l>Iary Bucknain, born in Medway, May 13, 
1736, died in Stoughton, Dec. 2, 1766, daughter of Rev. Nathan 
and Margaret (Fiske) Bucknam, and sister to Dr. Nathan Buck- 
nam, who married Sarah Hohiies, sister to this John. (See Sarah 
V. under Deacon Nathaniel 17.) 

He married (second), in Stoughtonham (now Sharon), Mar. 25, 
1769 (int. ),'i Hannah (Belcher) Bacllani, born in Stoughton, 
Nov. 25, 1736, died there, Aug. 24,* 1816, daughter of Jeremiah 
and Mary (Hayward) Belcher and widow of Deacon Stephen 
Badlam.f Her home was in Stoughtonham at the time of her mar- 
riage to John Holmes. 

He was lieutenant of the " Train Band " in Stoughton, but went 
as private in Capt. Talbot's company in the alarm of Apr. 19, 
1775. Five days service ; also a short time in another alarm ; again 
in short service at Dorchester Heights in Mar., 1776; enlisted in 
Dec, 1776, as corporal, in a regiment raised to serve until Mar., 
1777. After his time expired marched to Bristol under command 
of Capt. Robert Swan of Stoughton. Revolutionary marker over 
his grave. 

Stoughton Church Records say, under date of " May 3, 1795, 
John Holmes was chosen Deacon," — most likely to fill the place of 
Deacon Philip Holmes, his brother, who died the March previous. 

The latter part of his life he acquired peculiarly shaped shoulders, 
which gave him the name of " Stooping John " and " Stooping 
Deacon." His grave, also that of his wife, is marked by a head- 
stone that is in an excellent state of preservation. In his will of 
Feb. 20, 1816, he gave everything to Edward Belcher, if he would 
provide for the widow the rest of her life. The pi'oviding was not 
of long duration, for the widow survived her husband but a few 
months. There are no children mentioned in the will. Tliere are 
no graves in the cemetery lot besides Deacon John and wife Hannah, 

* g. 8. says 20th. 

t Deacon Stephen Badlam was son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Billings) Badlam. 
His father was from Weymouth, his mother fvom Dorchester. He was born in 
Milton, May 18, 1720, and moved to Stoughton in 1748. He married, in 1743, 

Hannah , by whom he had several children: one born in Milton, and died 

there, aged six weeks; and five born in Stoughton, now Canton, two of whom were 
prominent in the Continental Army, Ezra being a colonel and Stephen a major. He 
was a cabinet maker by trade, but kept tavern on " Ragged Row," a place now owned 
by the town of Canton. It was in this tavern, in 1774, that the singing school was 
held. He was elected deacon, Feb. 15, 1749. Hannah died Mar. 16, 1756, one week 
after the birth of her son William. He married (second), Nov. 25, 1756, Hannah, 
daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Belcher of Stoughton. He died Mar. 20, 1758. 


the probability being that his first wife and her child were buried 
in Med way. 
One child : 

Nathan Bcckman Holmes, b. Stoughton, Sept. 18, 1765; 
d. there, Nov. 4, 17 Go. 


Nathan" Holmes {Jehoshaphat,* JeJwshaphat,^ JV^cdhaniel,^ 
George^). Born in Amenia, N. Y., in 1753, date and place of 
death not ascertained. 

He married in Sharon, Conn, (an adjoining town), May 17, 
1785, Mary Payne, daughter of Abraham* and Rebecca (Free- 
man) Paine. 

Nathan's father left him in his will " £85 in lawful money of Xew 
York to be paid as soon as the land can be sold and the money re- 
ceived after my decease." 

No record of childx-en obtained. 


Jelioshapliat" Holmes (Jehoshaphat," Jehoshaphat,^ JVix- 
thaniel,^ George^). Born in Amenia, N. Y., in 1758, and died in 
Binghamton, N. Y., about 1825. 

He married in Amenia, June 22, 1786, Martha Wells, born 
in 1763, and died in Salisbury, Conn., Sept. 6, 1814. 

They lived in Amenia a few years after marriage, then moved to 
Salisbury. He was executor of his father's will, proved 1795, and 
his share of the estate was £85. 

Child i\;n, the first three born in Amenia, the others born in 
Salisbury : 

Myron," b. in 1787 ; d. 1812. 

Mary, b. 1789; d. Apr. 6, 181-^; m. a man named Hamlin. 
Elizabeth, b. 1791; married, and had children. 
Alanson Jarvis, b. Nov. 1, 1793. Never married. 
Fredkric Augustus, b. July 27, 1795 ; d. May 26, 1874. 
Edwin, b. July 17, 1797 ; d. Nov. 23, 1873. 

VII. Harriet Waterman, bapt. Aug. 25, 1816. Never married. 

VIII. Mary Juliet, bapt. Aug. '2b, 1816 ; married, but had uo chil- 



Jonathan^ Holmes {JSTathaniel,* JehoshapJint,' N'nthaniel,^ 
George^). Born in Pomfret, Conn., Mar. 19, 1749, and died in 
West Winfield, N. Y., Mar. 8, 1814. 

* Pastor of the church in Amenia (Paine Genealogy, p, 259). 











He married in Pomfret, Oct. 17, 1776, Eunice Richards, 

born 1754, and died in July, 1822, daughter of Silas and Elizabeth 
(Raymond) Richards. • 

He served five days in one of the alarms during the Revolution. 

About 1799 he with his whole family moved into what is now 
Winfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y. 

Children, all born in Pomfret : 

74. I. Elijah,^ b. Aug. 19, 1777; fl. June 2, 1855. ' 

II. David, b. May 15, 1779 ; unmarried. 

III. Lucy, b. Feb. 26, 1781 ; d. young. 

IV. Polly, m. (1)*John Rider ; (2) Dr. Gaylord. 

V. Betsey, m. Mr. Utley ; had a son Alvah. 


NathanieP Holmes {Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,'^ JSFath- 
aniel,^ George^). Born in Pomfret, Conn., Aug. 14, 1760, and 
died in South Richland, N. Y., Mar. 30, 1850, and is buried in a 
private burying-ground on what is now known as the Andros 
Rockfeller farm. _ 

He married in Groton, Conn., Mar. 26, 1782, Mary Adams, 
born in Groton (?), June 5, 1760, and died in South Richland, 
Aug. 5, 1846. 

Nathaniel lived in Groton until about 1793, when he went into 
Herkimer Co., N. Y., moving his goods in an ox cart. He after- 
wards made a home near Richfield Springs, finally settling in South 

Children, the first five born in Groton, Conn., the last two in 
South Richland : 

I. Mary,6 b. Nov. 9, 1783; d. iu Sept., 1856. She m.,a Mr. 
McLaughlin, and always lived iu Connecticut. 

75. II. Isaiah, b. Mar. 14, 1787 ; d. June 23, 1870. 

III. Olive, b. Sept. 16, 1788; d. in South Richland; m. a Mr. 

76. IV. Jezeniah, b. Aug. 12, 1790; d. Apr. 29, 1872. 
V. DiADEMA, b. May 3, 1792 ; d. in infancy. 

77. VL Eliakim, b. May 11, 1794. 

vii. Phebe, b. Nov. 9, 1796 ; d. in South Richland, Nov. 8, 1879 ; 
m. in Richland (?), Oct. 27, 1814, Elnathan Mason, Jr., 
b. in Deerfield, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1791, d. iu Richland, Oct. 11, 
1855, son of Elnathan and Mary (Griffin) Mason. He was 
Justice of the Peace, and was always called " Squire Mason." 
Children : 1. Harriet Newell, d. in Richland, 1849 ; m. Ros- 
well Calkins ; 6 ch. 2. Mary Ann, d. Richland, Feb., 1861 ; 

* Five of Nathaniel's married children lived within a mile of " The Mills." They 
with five of the Jezeniah branch made nine Holmes families of the same generation, 
which were living at one and the same time and for many yef^rs Avithin a mile and a 
half of the mill dam, the centre of the whole settlement. The village was fitly named 


m. (1) Lulce Wait ; m. (2) John Ivens ; 3 ch. by first husband. 
3. John Rice, b. Plaintield, N. Y., Apr. 4, 1822 ; d. in Albion, 
N. Y., Dec. 9, 1895 ; m. 1849, Jane Fields; 2 ch. ^.-^laria 
Zerviah, d. in Albion, 1896; m. Hanihlin Treadway ; 3 ch. 
0. Adelia Seserine, b. in Richland ; d. there, 1903 ; m. David 
Fleming ; 4 ch. 


Rev. Jezaniali* Holmes {Xathaniel ,* JeJioshaphat,'^ JSFa- 
thaniel,^ George^). Born in Pomfret, Conn., Jan. 20, 1763, and 
died in the house of his son John, in South Richland, N. Y., Apr. 
17, 1840. His was the first funeral in the new church he was so 
anxious to have built and to which he contributed largely. 

He married in Mansfield, Conn., in 1783, Olive Gooclell, born 
there, Nov. 2^, 1761, and died July 7, 1845, in the house of her 
daughter, Olive Richards, in South Richland, daughter of Aaron* 
and Amy (Tyler) Goodell. (Her line is Olive,® Aaron,* Eben- 
ezer,* Thomas,^ Zachariah,* Robert' of Salem.) She was fair 
complexion, light hair, blue eyes, stout in form, had great energy 
and force of character, with much tact and winsomeness. 

In 1781, when the British made their attack on Xew London, 
Jezaniah joined the ranks to repel the invaders. 

Jezaniah was said to be a handsome man, with dark brown eyes, 
pleasing address, and a total abstainer. He became converted at a 
Cono-regationalist revival in Tolland, Conn. The change was great, 
as he was much given to hilarity and mirth. Soon after this revival 
(about 1793) he moved into Xew York State, and settled in 
Litchfield, now known as North Winfield. Mr. O. B. Holmes now 
lives on the place. Jezaniah was the first of his family to emigrate. 
After the Revolution, and Xew England people knew that all the 
vast . territory west of them belonged to their nation, a steady 
stream of emigrants flowed into the nev\ly-opened country. About 
1796 he changed from a Congregationalist to a Baptist, and was 
elected deacon. In 1803 he was ordained as minister, at the earnest 
request and judgment of his brethren. His voice was clear and 
strong, a remarkable one for preaching. He preached in various 
places for twenty-five years with great acceptance. 

In 1827 he went to South Richland to live with his children. 

Children, the first three born in Pomfret, Conn., or near vicinity, 
the next three born in Tolland, Conn., and the last throe born in 
Winfield, X. Y. : 

'78. i> JoHN,"^ b. July 5, 1784 ; d. Mar. 2, 1854. 

79. 11. KoswELL, b. Dec. 27, 1785 ; d. Sept. 8, 1840. 

111. RoxY, b. Oct. 31, 1787; d. in Winfield, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1853; 
m. in "NViiilield, Jan. 3, 1804, David Dkwet (a yoiiug man 
of great energy of character who acquired a large property), 


b. Feb. 15, 1781 ; d. in Winfield, Mar. 1, 1838. Children, 
all except the last one, b. in Winfield : \r James Nelson, 
b. Apr. 27, 1804 ; d. Sept. 6, 1858 ; m. Feb. 25, 1830, Elvira, 
Richards, b. Nov. 22, 1804, d. Sept. 24, 1858, dau. of Daniel 
and Sarah (Slosson) Richards. Two ch. : i. Sarah Slosson 
Dewey, b. June 26, 1831 ; d. Oct. 5, 1858. (It will be noted 
that father, mother and daughter all died within a few weeks 
of each other. Cause, typhoid fever.) ii. David Nelson 
Dewey, b. July 24, 1833; d. in Mass., Aug. 9, 1893. 2. 

/Sarah, b. Jan. 31, 1807; d. Feb. 9, 1809. >^3. Olive G., 
'b. Sept. 6, 1809 ; m. Sejjt. 15, 1829, John L. Dickinson. 4. 

^ Glarindg, M., b. July 21, 1811 ; m. Wilbur Tillinghast in Oct., 
1838. i' 5. Marcia A., b. Sept. 22, 1813 ; m. Sept. 26, 1853, 
Francis Brown. ^.^Jezaniah Harrison, b. Sept. 24, 1816 ; 
d. June 22, 1835. 1/ Polly Maria, b. Feb. 17, 1819; m. 
Aug. 12, 1851, Samuel Babcock. SyCharloUe E., b. South 
Richland, Mar. 27, 1824 ; m. Oct. 7, 1852, Sylvester Wilbur. 

IV. , b. Dec. 7, 1789 ; d. same day. / 

V. • Marcia,* b. Oct. 30, 1790 ; m. about 1808, Elijah Holmes (74). 

80. VL Horace, b. Sept. 23, 1792. 

VII. : Olive, b. Feb. 2, 1798; m. Aug. 2, 181o,^IIiel Richards, b. at 
Fonda's Bush, N. Y., Apr. 1, 1790, son of Daniel and Sarah 
(Slosson) Richards. Children: l.'Mary Ann, ^ Mar. 9, 
1817 ; m. Oct. 15, 1839, Sewall Gates. No ch. ^/Dwight D., 

lb. Dec. 13, 1818 ; m. Mar. 20, 1850, Caroline H. Woodbury. 

»3. Elvira, b, Aug. 11, 1821 ; m. Oct. 13, 1846, William H. H. 
Ellsworth. l4. Armenia B., b. Sept. 24, 1825; d. Aug. 4, 
1832, from the effects of a bite of a mad dog. 5yl)aniel, b. 
Dec. 16, 1831 ; d. about 1901 ; unm. v 6. Levant, b. Jan. 23, 
1841 ; d. Feb. 1, 1882 ; unm. ./--' 

viii.'Minerva (adopted), b. Feb. 16, 1800; m. Dec. 2^ 1827, 'Asa C. 
Dickinson, and to whom was born the Jion^ 2)o?i M. Dickin- 
son of Detroit. Perhaps there were other children. 

81. IX. Hartley, b. Mar. 7, 1802; d. Nov. 5, 1880. 



Ebeiiezer' Holmes {Ebenezer^'^ Jehoshaphat,^ N^atha7iiel,^ 
George^). Born in Pomt'ret, Conn., March 22, 1760, and died 
there July 21, 1797. 

He married in Pomfret, Sept. 20, 1787, Serena Dresser, born 
in Pomfret, Feb. 2, 1764; d. there Feb. 9, 1841, daughter of 
Nathan and Orinda (Carpenter) Dresser. 

A number of transactions in land are recorded in his name in 
Pomfret. His inventory was £409. 
Children, all born in Pomfret : 

I. , Abigail^ (called Nabby), b. July 20, 1789 ; d. Feb. 9, 1841 ; 
m. Oct. 19, 1813,iStephen Chandler, a successful farmer 
of Pomfret, b. there Apr. 20, 1789 ; d. there Nov. 17, 1865, 
of lung fever, son of Joseph and Olive (Backus) Chandler. 

* She is called " Martha" in Tolland Town Records. 


Children, all born iu Pomfret : 1. Elizabeth Sumner Chand- 
ler, b. July 19, 1815 ; d. in Putnam, Conn., Aug. 25, 1891 ; 
m. Feb. 18, 183G, Frederic Averill of Pomfret ; four children. 
2. Joseph Chandler, b. July 10, 1817; d. Apr. 20, 190-3; m. 
Apr. 12, 1853, Mary Storrs Williams of Pomfret; six chil- 
dren. 3. Emily Serena, b. July 12, 1826; d. in Yonkers, 
N. Y., Feb. 25, 1892 ; m. in Pomfret, May 3, 1848, a Mr. 
I Van Pelt of Yonkers. y 

II.-' HuLDAH, b. May 9, 1792; d. Mar. 24, 1873; m. Jonas Saw- 
yer, b. Sept. 3, 1787 ; d. Sept. 22, 1876, son of James and 
Sarah (Jones) Sawyer of Pomfret. Children, all born in 
Pomfret : \/ James Jones Sawyer, b. June 29, 1813 ; d. Jan. 
29, 1888; m. Jan. 1, 1843, Sophia Harsen of New York; 
three children. 2 ^Ebenezer Holmes Sawyer, h.'S^y^l.l ,\%\b; 
d. in Waterman, III., June 4, 1892; m. (1) Nov. 1, 1842, 
Ruby King, who d. in Pierce, 111. They lived in Monson 
and had three children. He m. (2) May 5, 1858, Mary Ann 
Pearl of Afton, 111., by whom he had six children. 2>y Live- 
ius Edwin Sawyer, b. Apr. 27, 1817 ; d. in Chebause, 111., 
Mar. 4, 1876; m. (1) May 16, 1842, Patience Carpenter of 
Pomfret; three children; m. (2) in 1869, J/arj/ Ann Wil- 
liayns of Xorris, 111. A.^ Sarah Lucretia Sawyer, b. Dec. 24, 
1820 ; d. Jan. 5, 1899 ; m. Apr. 15, 1840, Daniel Medbury 
of PomTret ; ten children. 
82. III. Thomas Dresser, b. May 25, 1794; d. Feb. 14, 1872. 

IV. liUCiNA, b. July 21, 1797 ; d. Mar. 31, 1880 ; m. Ariel'^eb- 
J BER, b. Sept. 20, 1793 ; d. May 1, 1875 ; son of Christo- 
pher Webber. Children, all b. in Pomfret : l.^Erastus 
Chandler Webber, b. Feb. 17, 1824" ; d. in Woodstock, Conn., 
July 9, 1899 ; m. June 4, 1855, Elvira Swift of New York; 
no children. 'Li'George Nelson Webber, b. Aug. 27, 1826 ; 
m. (1) May 4, 1858, Charlotte Fairbanks of St. Johusbury, 
Vt. ; he m. (2) Carrie Ladd of Constantinople ; one child. 
^. Ja7ie Elizabeth Webber, b. Sept. 9, 1828 ; d. Woodstock, 
May 25, 1906 ; m. in Woodstopk, Conn., May 24, 1859, Hen- 
ry Philips; two children. Ar Harriet Serena Webber, h. Feb. 
24, 1831 ; d;.''in SpringfieldfMass., Apr. 4, 1888 ; m. Sept^ 3, 
1855, Sanford Fisher of Woodstock ; two children. b.^^Wil- 
liam Ward Webber, b. <!Fan. 31, 18U6 ; not married. 6. JEllen 
Lucina Webber, b. July 24, 1840; m. Apr. 2, 1862, Sherman 
Benjamin Bishop of Norwich, Conn. 

./ ' 40 

Liemuer Holmes {Ebenezer,* Jehoshaphat,' Xathaniel,^ 
George^). Born in Pomfret, Conn., July 13,* 1765, and died 
there Nov. 6, 1803, from the effects of a full from a ladder while 
building his house. On his headstone is this verse, which was not 
uncommon at that time : 

" Reader, p^yuse here as you pass by. 
As you are now, so once was I, 
As I am now, so you must be. 
Prepare for death and follow me." 


He married, Feb. 29, 1792, Abilene Riclimond, born in 
Killingly, Conn., Mar. 14, 1769, and died in Pomfret, Apr. 22, 

1854, daughter of Philip and Abilena Richmond. 

Her gravestone states she was " Widow of Lemuel Holmes and 
Asa Copeland." Dec. 6, 1803, she was appointed administratrix 
of her husband's estate, the inventory amounting to $4462. She 
married, second, Oct. 9, 1809, Asa Copeland, born in 1763, died 
in 1831, son of William and Sarah (Smith) Copeland of Brooklyn, 
Conn. Mr. Copeland was a major in the Revolutionary Army and 
had been previously married. He was quite noted in his day ; was 
a very religious man and prominent in church and town affairs, at 
one time holding seven offices. 

Feb. 28, 1792, Lemuel leases the homestead to his father and 
mother in consideration of the parents deeding to him " exclusively " 
fifty acres with buildings " during their natural lives & the longest 
Liver of them." 

Lemuel Holmes lived in a house which was torn down about 

1855, probably built by Ebenezer his father. 
Children, all born in Pomfret: 

I. Sally, b. Jan. 12, 1793 ; d. Oct. 30, 1854. Not allowed to 

marry the one of her choice, so remained single. 

II. Lemuel, b. Sept. 18, 1795 ; d. Sept. 26, 1795. 

83. III. Lemuel, b. Mar. 5, 1797 ; d. Oct. 8, 18G9. 

IV. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 17, 1798; d. Oct. 10, 1810. 

V. Abilene, b. Feb. 28, 1801 ; May 1, 1875 ; m. Mar. 23, 1837, 

Bethuel Parkhurst, b. July 31, 1803 ; d. Mar. 12^ 1866, 
son of Darius and Aznbah (Clark) Parkhurst of Pomfret. 
No children. 

84. VI. Frederic, b. July 10, 1803 ; d. Aug. 23, 1846. 


Perley^ Holmes (Ebenezer,* Jehoshapkat,^ Nathaniel,^ 
George^). Born in Pomfret, Conn., Feb. 24, 1768, and died in 
Sturbridge, Dec. 25, 1839. 

He married in Thompson, Conn., Mar. ^, 1793 (Intentions re- 
corded in Sturbridge, Sept. 20, 1792),/Zeruiah Faulkner, 
born in Sturbridge, Oct. 19, 1770, and died there Nov. 26, 1852, 
daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Shumway) Faulkner. She joined 
the church in Sturbridge in 1802. 

Perley went to Sturbridge when twelve years of age, and ten 
years after went from there to Thompson, Conn., where he lived 
until 1800. Aug. 5, 1799, he sold a pew to Davis Flint. Oct. 
29, 1800, he bought one half of a pew of Jarius Breed ( ?), and 
on Nov. 1, 1800, sold it to Thomas Elliott (probably husband of 
his sister Esther) (Thompson Land Records, Book 3, pp. 284 and 


In 1801 he removed to Clmrlestown, N. H., to live. In 1809 
he bought land and buildings in Washington, an adjoining town, 
but probably did not live there. After this he lived a while in 
Chelsea, Vt. (only a few miles from Charlcstown), and from there 
returned to Stur bridge. 

Children, the first three born in Thompson, Conn. : 

85. I. Daniel Faulkner, b. Mar. 16, 1795; d. Jan. 20, 1854. 

86. II. Charles Lewis, b. Oct. 15, 1796 ; d. Mar. 15, 1858. 

87. III. George \Yilson, b. Dec. 20, 1798 ; d. Oct. 1, 1855. 

88. IV. Lemuel Leonard, b. Charlestown, N, H,, Dec. 12, 1803 ; d. 

Mar. 15, 1889. 

V. Marcus, b. Charlestown, N. H., Feb. 25, 1805 ; -i. tiUPe, Mar. 
6. 1805. /'^n^ 

w. Sophia "W,, b. Charlestown (?) Aug. 15,f»i!i>T ; d. in Daniel- 
son, Conn., Jan. 8, 1860 ; m. in Sturbridge (?) Mar. 28, 1837, 
/George H. Leavens, b. KilHngly (?), Conn., Aug. 18, 
1812 ; d. May 19, 1899. One child, Miranda Z., b. June 17, 
1838, now (1906) living in Putnam, Conn., who m. June 21, 
1871, William C. Siveet. Their issue was (i.) Lorinda M. ; 
(ii.) Myra R. ; (iii.) Erastus Ray. 


Alfred* Holmes (Ubenezer,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel ^^ 
George"). Born in Pomfret, Conn., Feb. 1, 1776, and died there 
Jan. 8, 1860. j 

He married in Pomfret, Jan. 22, 1801, Dorcas Ricliniond, 
born in Pomfret, Feb. 19, 1767, and died there Apr. 25, 1856, 
daughter of Philip and Abilena Richmond and sister to the Avife of 
Lemuel Holmes (40). He was a farmer and lived in Pomfret all 
his days. 

He was known as " Olford." In speaking, he always used a 
very broad «, calling himself " Awlfred," which soon became cor- 
rupted into "Olford" by everyone. He is recorded in the family 
bible as "Olford." 

Children, all born in Pomfret: 

Lewis,« b. Jan. 16, 1802;* d. Jan. 21, 1881. 

Pitt, b. Nov. 29, 1802 ;* d. Mar. 7, 1878. 

Emeline, b. April 22, 1804; d. in Putuam, Conn., Nov. 3, 

1888. Never married. 
Harvey, b. Sept. 4, 1805 ; d. Apr. 9, 1854. 
David, b. Feb. 27, 1809; d. Dec. 1, 1871. 


Sainiiel* Holmes {George,* John,^ John,^ George^). Born 
in Colchester, Conn., about 1747, and died in Salem Parish, Col- 
chester, July 12, 1823. 

* These dates are correct. They have been fully verified by town and family re- 











He married in Salem Parish, Feb. 1, 1770, Tabitlia (Rathbone) 
Treadway, bom Salem Parish, Aug. 4, 1749, daughter of Joshua 

and Sarah (Tennant) Rathbone and widow of Treadway 

(by whom she had two children, Sarah and Mary). 

Children, all born in Colchester : 

I. Sarah,« b. May 19, 1770. 

II. Jamp:s, b. Dec. 9, 1771. 

III. Polly, b. May 25, 1773. 

IV. Seth, b. July 29, 1775. 

93. V. Samuel, b. Oct. 2, 1779. 
VI. William, b. Dec. 10, 1781. 
viflS.CLARissA, b. Mar. 10, 1786. 

94. viii. HEWg^b, Sept. 28, 1790. 

George* Holmes {George,* John,^ John,'' George^). Born 
in Colchester, Conn., about 1750, and died there in March, 1795. 

He married in Colchester Jeiniiua Gardner, born Dec. 26, 
1755, daughter of David and Jemima (Gustin) Gardner of Col- 

His will was dated March 9, 1795; proved April 7, 1795. In 
it he mentions five children, and makes his brother John executor. 

Children, all born in Colchester: 

95. I. Geokge,® b. 1780. 

II. Catherine. Probably this is one who m. in Sharon, Conn., 

Nov. 11, 1829, Porter Dean of Cornwall, Conn. 

III. Selina, b. Dec. 7, 1785 ; m. Gilbert Gardner, b. Mar. 21, 

1785, son of William and Bathsheba Gardner. Children : 
1. Levi, h. Dec. 15, 1808 ; in. Enieline Smith. 2. Sophronia, 
b. July 111 1811; m. Isaac W. Cliamplain. 3. William, h. 

Sept. 10, 1813; m. Anna . 4. Sarah, b. Sept. 10, 

1815 ; m. Burlingame. 

IV. Alfred, b. about 1787. 

V. Austris, b. about 1789. 


Joliil° Holmes {George,* John,^ John,^ George'^). Born in 
Colchester, Conn., in 1756; died in Salem Parish, Colchester, 
July 12, 1823. 

He married in Colchester, Sept. 1, 1775, Anne Rathbone 
(from the family of that name who were of the early settlers of 
Block Island), born in Salem Parish, Sept. 12, 1758, died there, 
Feb. 8, 1810, daughter of Joshua and Sarah (Tennant) Rathbone. 
They lived in the Salem Parish of Colchester. 

Children, all born in Colchester : 

I. i Nancy,« b. Oct. 19, 1776; d. June 29, 1794. 

II. Joshua, b. Nov. 18, 1778 ; d. Feb. 25, 1790. 


96. III. Ira, b. Oct. 12, 1780; d. Jan. 29, 1825. 

IV. Lucy, b. Sept. 20, 1782 ; d. Jan. 21, 1871. 

V. JoHX R., b. Aug. 4, 1784; d. Oct. 3, 1810. A physician. 

VI. Di-MMis, b. Dec. 13, 1786; d. in Colchester, Apr. 6, 1824; m. 

Nathan Minard. 

VII. Justin, b. May 14, 1789; d. Nov. 13, 1796. 

97. VIII. Joshua R., b. Dec. 25, 1791 ; d. May 24, 1845. 

98. IX. Curtis, b. Mar. 17, 1794; d. Dec. 23, 1823. 
X. Betty, b. Aug. 21, 1796. 

' XI. Amasa W., b. July 20, 1798 ; d. in Mineral Co., Missouri, 
Nov. 23, 1839. 
XII. Henry Green, b. Sept. 8, 1800; d. in Salem, Conn., Aug. 10, 

46 *'^' 

Capt. John* Holmes {John,* John,^ John,' George^). 
Born in Colchester, Conn., about 1729, and died in Egremont, 
Mass., sometime after 1783. 

He married in Salisbury, Conn., Jan. 21, 1750, Rachel Fel- 
lOTVS of Sheffield, most likely a relative of Colonel (afterwards 
General) Fellows of Sheffield, who was prominent in the Revo- 

John Holmes lived in Salisbury for a few years after marriage, 
then moved to Sheffield, afterwards going to Egremont to live with 
his son Asa. 

He was in the Colonial ^Yar thirty weeks, from May 7, 1758, 
"Company serving westward" (Mass. Archives). He was a Cap- 
tain of a company of minute-men in Col. John Fellows' regiment, 
and marched to the Alarm of April 19, 1775 ; was one month and 
four days from home. Afterwards served as a private forty-five days 
in Col. John Brown's regiment in 1777 at Mt. Independence. Also 
forty-one days in June and July, 1778, in a detachment ordered to 
Albany by Gen. John Fellows. 

About 1762 he bought of the Indians some land on " Tanncon- 
noch" mountain. April 6, 1777, he sold land in Sheffield to 
Daniel Hall of Salisbury, Conn. April 7, 1779, he (then of Eg- 
remont ) sold to Xathan Benjamin fifty acres " in the year of our 
Lord Christ, 1779." 

There may have been several children, but the writer has the 
record of only one. 

99. AsA,« b. Mar. 22, 1754. 


'^ James* Holmes {John,* John, ^ John,^ Georgt^). Born in 
Colchester, Conn., Jan. 1, 1732, and died in Salisbury, Conn., 
Feb. 21, 1812. 

He married first, in Salisbury, April 1, 1755, Sarah Jewell, 


II. ^ 














born in Salisbury, Aug. 19, 1734, died there, Oct. 21, 1810, 
daughter of Joshua and Mary (Dean) Jewell. 

He married second, in Salisbury, Jan. 29, 1772, Sarah 
Roberts Stoddard, born in Salisbury, Feb. 14, 1752, daughter 
of Josiah and Sarah Stoddard. 

James Holmes was a lieutenant in the Continental Army from 
Salisbury ; appointed May, 1778, in the 14th Conn. Reg't. 
Children, all born in Salisbury : 

I. Sarah,^ b. Mar. 16, 1756 ; d. in Vernon, N. Y. She m. (1) a 
Mr. Barber ; m. (2) Mr. Eddy. 
James, b. Feb. 14, 1758. 
^ Seth, b. Nov. 30, 1761. 

Ezra, b. Mar. 5, 17G4. 
"George, b. July 12, 1766; d. about 1806. 
.JVIary, b. May io, 1768 ; m. Elijah Tremain. 
Joshua, b. June 26, 1770. 
. John, b. Dec. 6, 1772 ; d. Nov. 21, 1861. 
Phebe, b. Sept. 19, 1776 ; d, in Salisbury. She m. (1) Mar. 
12, 1797, Thomas Church; m. (2) William JNIorgan. 


''Joliii* Holmes {Lieut. John,* Samuel,^ Jdhn,"^ George^) 
was born in Stoughton on Hio;h Plain, near Walpole line, Apr. 28, 
1729, and died in Sharon, Yeh. 12, 1802. 

He married first, in Sharon (intention recorded Aug. 11, 1750) 
Meliitable Hewins, daughter of Ebenezer and Judith Hewins 
of Sharon . 

He married second, April 11, 1777, Desire Everett, his cou- 
sin, daughter of William and Mary* (Thorpe) Everett of Dedham, 
who was born Aug. 12, 1742, and died July 3, 1822. (Same 
family from which came Hon. Edward Everett and Rev. Edward 
Everett Hale.) After liis first marriage, he settled in that part of 
Stoughton that was set off as Stoughtonham (now Sharon), but 
was once within the boundaries of Dedham. 

Although John, like many others of the Holmes family, was a 
Stougliton man, yet the many changes in the town boundaries of 
this vicinity make it appear that this and other families were quite 
migratory in those days. Many families who never changed resi- 
dences have births recorded in three different towns. This is rather 
perplexing to the genealogist and no doubt is one cause of mistakes. 

Just before John's first marriage he sold eight acres of land on 
the Taunton road to Nathaniel Leonard for £42. 

Aug. 1, 1757, he was in a train band in the Colonial war. Aug. 
18, 1757, he was a drummer. Also thirty-five weeks, beginning 
Mar. 22, 1762. (Archives, Vol. 95, p. 442.) 

* Sister to Keziah Thorpe, his father's wife. 


Children by first wife, the first three born in Dedham, the others 
in Stoughton or Stoughtonham : 

106. I. JoHX,« bapt. May 20, 1753 ; d. Feb. 12, 1802. 

107. n. William, bapt.'Sept. 8, 1754: d. Aug. 8, 1801. 

III. Mehitable, bapt. May 5, 1757 ; d. July 17, 1773. 

IV. Hannah, b. Oct. 16, 1760: d. in Sharon, Jan. 10, 1849; m. 

Jan. 7, 1783, Benj.® Bullard, b. Sharon, Oct. 9, 1758 ; d. 
there, Apr. 4, 1838, son of Benjamin and Judith (Lewis) 
Bullard. He was a drummer in the Revolutionary Ai-my, 
afterwards a soldier, stature 5 ft. 8 in., of ruddy complexion. 
Also six mouths in 1780 in Continental Army. Children, all 
b. in Sharon: 1. Hannah, b. June 19, 1783; d. in Euston 
in Aug., 1827 ; m. in 1809, Obed Harloio. 2. Nancy, b. Sept., 
1784; d. Nov., 1827 ; m., 1810, Ira Draper, resided at Ded- 
ham and East Sudbury. 3. Mary, b. Sept. 26, 1787 ; d. Nov. 
4, 1821; m. Jan. 1, 1816, Addison Barloio of Medtield. 4. 
Betsey, b. Sept., 1790; d. Dec, 1822; m. Zephaniah Randall 
of Easton. 5. Bnoch,h. Sept. 5, 1792; m. Dec. 12, 1819, 
Olive Gilbert of Medfield ; he was deputy sheriff of Norfolk 
Co.; six children. 6. Sally, h. Sept. 26, 1795; d. Jan. 30, 
1825; m. Hobbs Johnson, son of Obed and Lucy (Holmes) 
Johnson: two children. (See Lucy ii=) under Ebenezer 
(54.) 7. Benjamin, b. Aug. 27, 1798 ; d. Mar. 9, 1870 ; m. (1) 
Mary Dixon, b. Jan. 29, 1806; d. Mar. 9, 1835. He m. (2) 
Maria Leonard, b. Jan. 18, 1801 ; d. May 2, 1887 ; four child- 
ren, all by the first w'ife. 8. Joseph, b. Aug. 27, 1898 ; d. 
young. 9. Lucy, b. Sept., 1802 ; d. 1820, single. 

108. V. Enoch, b. 1761; d. Mar. 27, 1791. 

VI. Betsey, b. 1763(?) ; d. at age of 22 ; unmarried. 

VII. Keziah, b. 1765(?) ; m. John H. Eaton of Walpole or Charles- 

town, N. H. 
viii. Aaron, b. 1767(?); d. 1799; unmarried. 

IX. David, bapt. Nov. 12, 1769. 

X. IssACHAR, b. June, 1773 ; d. Dec. 2, 1773. 

Children of John and Desire (second wife), all born in Ded- 
ham : 

XI. Lucy, b. Jan. 24, 1773 ; d. in Dedham, Mar. 14, 1848 ; unmarried. 

XII. Lois, b. Sept. 21, 1780 ; d. Apr. 1, 1865, in Dedham ; m. Nov. 

14, 1805, to Joel AVioht, son of Henry and Mary (Dean) 
Wight of Dedham, who was b. Mar. 15, 1784, and d. May 2, 
1811. She then married (second). May 24, 1817, Ambrose 
Farrington, son of Nathan and Miriam P"'arringtou of Ded- 
ham, who was b. Feb. 5, 1770. She united with the First 
Church in Dedham, Nov. 2, 1806, but she is then written 
. *' OUve, wife of Joel Wight." Children : 1. Joel, b. Aug. 9, 

1806. 2. Ann Desire, b. Aug. 3, 1809. 
xm. Desire, b. Mar. 2, 1784 ; d. Mar. 20, 1809 ; m. in Boston, Apr. 
29, 1808, Ezra Stearns, sou of Elias aud Sarah (Keyes) 
Stearns of Hartland, Vt., who was b. Apr. 8, 1784, and was 
a house carpenter of Boston and Charlestown. He m. (2) 


Oct. 21, 1810, Susanna Belcher of Chelsea. His first eight 
children were b. in Boston, where he d. Jan. 10, 1850; the 
other two were b. in Charlestown. One child by his first 
wife, Charles Holmes Stearns, b. Aug. 21, 1809. Nine child- 
ren by his second wife. 


.♦Sanilier Holmes {Lieut. John,* Samuel,^ JoTin,^ Geoi^ge^), 
husbandman, was baptized in Dedliam, June 10, 1733, and died 
Feb. 5, 1803, in Sharon. 

He married in Stoughton, Dec. 2, 1761, Susanna CoMmGS, 
daughter of Samuel and Susanna Comings, and settled in that part 
of Stoughton that is now in the bounds of Sharon. He married 
second, Sept. 7, 1780, Abigail (Pierce) Tilden, b. Stoughton, 
Mar. 27, 1737 ; died May '2Q, 1804, daughter of John and Rebecca 
(Fenno) Pierce of Stoughton, and widow of Stephen, son of Daniel 
and Abigail Tilden. She had five children by Mr. Tilden. Stephen 
Tilden was of Canton, married Oct. 25, 1753, and died in August, 
1766. "In 1794, twenty eight years after his death, the estate 
was divided and his wife Abigail, who had married Samuel Holmes, 
received her dower." (Pierce Gen. 1880, p. 49.) 

A record dated Milton, May 19, 1758, shows that Samuel Holmes 
was twenty-one days in Col. Timothy Ruggles' regiment in the Co- 
lonial War. He was a drummer five months, beginning in June, 
1758. He was charged £3 for arms not returned. (Mass. State 

In 1760 he sold ten acres of land and dwelling on the Taunton 
road to Clifford Belcher, about the same time that his father sold 
land to the same Belcher. It seemed quite the proper thing in those 
days for young men to own land before marriage. 

In 1771 he sold to the town of Stoughton land for a schoolhouse. 
There is no signature of wife to this deed, which would indicate he 
was a widower at that time. He answered the alarm of Apr. 19, 
1775, afterwards enlisting for nine months and went to Fishkill, 
arriving there June 14, 1778. "Dark hair, curled; eyes grey; 
husbandman." Second enlistment in 1779, two months, thirteen 
days. In 1780 enlisted twice, once for three months, once for six 
months. Service in and around Boston. 

Children, all born in Sharon : 

109. I. Samuel,^ b. May 20, 1763 ; d. Dec. 28, 1825. 

110. II. Elijah, b. Sept. 29, 1764; d. Feb. 10, 1839. 

111. III. Oliver, b. Sept. 6, 1773 ; d. July 5, 1811. 

Perhaps others. 


Zebulon* Holmes {Lieut. John,* Samuel,^ John^ George^) 
was born in Stoughton, Apr. 28, 1736, date of death not ascertained. 


He married in Stoughton, Xov. 17, 1757, Abigfail Savell, 
born in Stoughton, June 25, 1738, dauirhter of Benjamin and ]\larv 

When a boy, he lived with his grandfather Thorp. The latter 
said in his will, dated July 7, 1747 : 

" I give unto my Grandson Zebulon Holmes who now lives with me, 
the sum of Fifty Pounds old Tenor in case he shall live with me & Serve 
me until he be Seventeen Years of age and if he shall see cause to live 
with me until he arrives at the age of Twenty & one years I give him One 
hundred Pounds old Tenor." 

Probably he stayed, as he did not marry until six months after 
becoming of age. 

He was in the French and Indian War ; enlisting in Apr., 1756, 
in Samuel Willis's regiment, and remained at Crown Point and vi- 
cinity until Dec. 2, 1756. In 1759, he was a corporal twenty- 
eight weeks. 

He marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775, serving three weeks, 
when he enlisted May 8, 1775, being corporal in Capt. Payson's 
company; three months service. Marched to Braintree, May 22, 
1776. Was at Ticonderoga, Aug. 27, 1776. On regular muster 
roll credited to Stoughton in Feb., 1777. In Bristol, Apr., 1777. 
In 1778 enlisted to reinforce the Continental army. Was at Castle 
Island early in the year. Reported at Fishkill, June 14 and Aug. 
1. Age, 42; stature, 5 ft., 7 in. ; complexion, dark; eyes, blue. 
Served nine months in 1778. Discharged Dec. 5, 1780. 

Mar. 1, 1776, a petition was sent to the General Court, dated 
Stoughtonham, Mar. 1, 1776, signed by Zebulon Holmes and others, 
stating that while in service at Squantum they were taken sick, and 
no facilities for medical attendance being available there, they had 
gone to their respective homes and employed doctors and nurses at 
their own expense, and after recovery had returned to their duty, 
and requesting that expenses for medical attendance be allowed 
them. The petitioners were given leave to withdraw. 

Children, all born in Stoughtonham (now Sharon) : 

112. I. Zf.bclonV b. June 26, 1758 ; d. Dec. 31, 1825. 

II. Abigail, b. Jan. 11, 1760 ; d. iu infancy. 

III. Abigail, b. June 26, 1762; d. May 6, 1764. 

IV. Olive, b. Jan. 17, 1765 ; d. same day. 

V. Jesse, b. May 12, 1768. 

113. yi. Bexjamiv, b. Sept. 5, 1770; d. June 1, 1842. 

VII. Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1772 ; d. Oct. 21, 1802; m. Feb. 1, 1798, 
Luther Morse, b. in Dedham in 1769, d. Dec. 1, 1848, 
son of Col. Ezra and .Susanna (Guild) Morse. On Feb. 2, 
1798, Amos Morse, a brother to Luther, was married and the 
two couples went to Granby, where Amos had previously 
bought a farm. Luther m. (2) his wife's sister. ( See Eliza- 
beth, X, below.) He removed to Roxbury in 1806, and en- 


gaged in the soap business, where he stayed until he retired 
to Sharon to end his days in quietness. These two brothers 
kept up a partnership in business through life, and they 
owned the City Hotel, Roxbury, from 1826 to 1842. (See 
History of Norfolk Co., p. 475, for further information.) 

Children of Luther Morse by first wife : 1. Mary Holmes, 
b. in 1799; d. in 1847 ; m. Amos Cheney of Cambridgeport ; 
four children. 2. David Lewis (twin) d. at bii-fli, as did also 
the mother. 3. Luther, Jr. (twin), survived and m. Julia 
Stacy of Belchertown ; d. in 1850 ; no children. 
114. viii. Jacob, b. Feb. 28, 1774; d. Sept. 13, 1809. 

IX. Sarah, b. June 5, 1776 ; d. Dec. 1, 1853(?). 

X. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 23, 1778; d. Dec. 4, 1850; m. in 1803, 

LrTHER Morse, as his second wife (see Mary, vii.), she 
having been his housekeeper for several months. 

Children : 1. Ezra Dwight, b. in 1807 ; d. in Roxbury, in 
1817. '2. Harvey, h. i2.\x. 2, 1813; d. in Sharon, Aug. 10, 
1883; d. unmarried. 3. Leprelette, b. Aug. 6, 1817, dCJuly 
17, 1882 ; m. (1) Eunice Lowe Nason ; m. (2) Matilda (Col- 
burn) Clark; no children. 4. Elizabeth, d. in Sharon; un- 

XI. Edward, b. Aug. 27, 1780; d. Apr. 13, 1807. 

XII. David, b. Jan. 30, 1784 ; d. Aug. 23, 1807. 


Issacliar" Holmes {John,* Samuel,'^ John," George^). Born 
in that part of Stoughton that is now Canton, Mar. 30, 1760, and 
died in Dorchester Lower Mills, Febr 18, 1832. 

He married in Boston, Oct. 3, 1780, Mary Chamberlain, 

born in Roxbury in 1760, and died at Dorchester Lower Mills, 
March 13, 1834, daughter of John and Mary Chamberlain. 

Issachar was in the Revolutionary Army, serving in Capt. Pen- 
niman's company, Col. Dike's regiment. Credited to the town of 
Stoughton; discharged in March, 1777. Also served twenty-four 
days in Col. Benjamin Gill's regiment. Also enlisted again Nov. 
5, 1777 ; stationed at Cambridge. Receipt dated Cambridge, Feb. 
26, 1778, signed by said Holmes (spelled Holms) and others of 
Col. Brook's "Regiment of Guards," for bounty in full to Feb. 3, 
1778. He served until April 3, 1778. (Mass. State Archives.) 

Issachar was a farmer and lived in Dorchester, most of the time 
near the "Lower Mills," where his children were born : 

I. Nathan,® b. June 30, 1781 ; lost at sea about 1805. 

II. Sally, b. Feb. 15, 1783; d. in Boston, .Jan. 8, 1860; m. (1) 

Stephen Brown, b. in Hanover, N. H., Juue 21, 1780; d. 
in Guadalupe, W. I., May 16, 1805, son of Dr. Joel and Try- 
phena (Ordway) Brown ; one child, SJ'ry-phena, b. in Salem, 
Jan. 3, 1804; d. in Hanover, N. H., Mar. 10, 1809. Sally 
m. (2) Feb. 20, 1806, Alba Brown, b. Dec, 1786 ; d. Brook- 
field, Vt., Nov. 8, 1840, a brother to her first husband. Child- 


ren, by second husband, all b. in Hanover, N. H. : 1. Electa, 
b. June 0, 1807; d. in Milford, Mass.; m. Jan. 31, 1832, 
Erastus Wilcox; four children. 2. -S'/e/j/ie^, b. Oct. 17, 1809 ; 
d. in Winchester ; m. in Northampton, July 1, 1835, Lucy 
Gere. No children. 3. Issachar, h. Feb. 29, 1812; d. in 
Greenwich, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1866 ; m. in Troy, N. Y., Aug. 17, 
1840, P/tebe Meader ; four children. 4. Benjamin Franklin, 
the founder of "■ Brown's Shoe Dressing Co.," b. Dec. 23, 
1815; d. in Newton ville. May 17, 1879; m. in Brookfield, 
Vt., June 16, 1842, Vinal Wheately ; three children. 5. 
SfNancy Holmes, b. Juue 25, 1817; d. in Stamford, Conn. ; m. 
in Brookfield, Vt., Nov. 8, 1840, George Barrett Glendening ; 
four children. 6. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Mar. 23, 1820 ; d. in 
Portsmouth, Apr. 30, 1868 ; m. in Brookfield, Vt., Dec. 24, 
1846, Charles H. Mendum; five children. 7. Joel H., b. 
Apr. 19. 1823; d. in Winchester; m. in Portsmouth, N. H., 
Sarah Bickey ; one child. 8. Susan Harriet, b. Feb. 8. 1826 ; 
d. in Bradford. Vt., May 30, 1768; m. in Boston, Oct. 1, 
1856, Charles S. Stevens of Newbury, Vt. 9. Henry Williams, 
b. Nov. 22, 1829 ; d. in Maiden ; m. in Boston, Jan. 15, 1852, 
Helen Barnard. 
in. JoHX, b. June 12, 1785 ; lost at sea with his brother Nathan. 

IV. Nancy, b. Aug. 23, 1788 ; d. in Boston, June 27, 1845 ; un- 


V. Eliza, b. May 20, 1792 ; d. in Dedham, Feb. 5, 1865, of con- 

sumption, unmarried. 

115. VI. Joseph, b. May 19, 1795; d. Jan. 1, 1845. 

116. VII. Luther, b. Apr. 10, 1798 ; d. Apr. 19, 1891. 

VIII. Mart, b. Sept. 21, 1800 ; d. in Milton about 1860 ; m. in New- 
ton (int. pub.) Mar. 19, 1873, Benjamin White, b. in Ver- 
mont and d. in Milton. She was his second wife. They 
lived in Newton immediately after marriage, later moving to 
Milton, where they both joined the Baptist Church. Mr. 
White had a daughter Mary by his first wife, whe married a 
Mr. Elkins. 


Ebenezer* Holmes {John,* Samuel,^ John,* George^). 
Born in Stoughton, April 11, 17G4, baptized tliere April 22, 1764. 

He married in Stoughton, Feb. 10, 1789, Charlotte Taunt, 
born in Stoughton, Dec. 10, 1768, daughter of Levi and Jurusha 
(Billings) Taunt. 

One child : 

Jerusha Billings,*^ b. Milton, Jan. 9, 1806 ; died in Dedham, 
Nov. 19, 1864, of liver complaint; m. in Milton, Jane 11, 
1826, James-JIooker. Probably there were other children. 


Joseph' Holmes {John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George.^) Born 
in Stoughton, July 9, 1769, and died there July 26, 1829. 


He married in Stougliton, Nov. 10, 1810, Anna (Monk) 
Holmes, born in Stoughton, May 10, 1778, and died there Nov. 
5, 1849, daughter of Elijah and Anna (Wadsworth) Monk and 
widow of Luther Holmes (70). 

Joseph, previous to his marriage, owned and cultivated land ad- 
joining Luther's property. After marrying Luther's widow he 
moved into the house formerly occupied by Luther. 

One child : 

117. Joseph,^ b. June 19, 1814; d. July 21, 1890. 


Ebenezer* Holmes {Ehenezer,* Samuel,^ John," George^), 
Born in Dedham, May 12, 1733, settled in Stoughtonham, now 
Sharon, on his uncle John's place, where he died, June 24, 1801. 

He married in Walpole, Jan. 20, 1761, Jemima Lyon, born 
in Walpole, Dec. 23, 1738, and died in Sharon, Feb. 6, 1816, 
daughter of Peter and Sarah (Hall) Lyon."*^ 

Ebenezer was in the Colonial War, and April 18, 1757, was in 
Capt. Ben. Johnson's Co., Col. Miller's regiment. Probably be- 
longed to a "train band." (Mass. Archives, vol, 95, p. 279). Was 
in Northampton, May 30, 1758, in Col. Timothy Ruggles' regi- 
ment. (Ibid, vol. 96, p. 151). 

Feb. 2, 1799, Ebenezer deeded the home place in Sharon to his 
son Luther under the following conditions : " in Consideration of 
the natural love and affection which I bear to my well beloved son 
Luther Holmes of Sharon," etc. * * * * Luther engaging " to pay 
my debts and to my Children, viz : to George, fifty dollars, and to 
Ebenezer seventy five dollars, to Lucy Johnson, fifty dollars and 
to Cynthia Holmes seventy five dollars, and to provide for me & his 
Hon*^ Mother with the Necessaries of life both in Sickness and in 
Health." This place was on the corner of the old post road and 
the road leading to David Fisher's, consisting of fifty-eight acres, 
also twenty-five acres " on the other side of the road leading to 
High Plain." (Norfolk Deeds, vol. 12. p. 169). 

Children, all born in Stoughtonham : 

118. i. George,' b. Oct. 9, 1761 ; d. Sept. 1, 1843. 

ii. Lucy, b. Sept. 9, 1765 ; d. in Sharon, Aug. 5, 1851 ; m. in 
Sharon, Apr, 26, 1787, Obed Johnson, b. in Sharon, Apr. 
11, 1762; d. there, Feb. 29, 1832, son of Isaac and Hannah 
(Hobbs) Johnson. Children, b. in Sharon : 1. Hohbs John- 
son, b. 1788 ; d. May 19, 1829 ; m. Sally Bullard, b. Sept. 26, 
1795 ; d. Jan. 30, 1825, dau. of Benj. and Hannah (Hohnes) 
Bullard (See Hannah, iv, under John 48.) Tbey had one 
child, Edwin H,, who d. in Dec, 1823, age three mos. Hobbs 

* Sarah Hall was the third wife of Peter Lyon. By his three wives he had nine- 
teen children ; eighteen of them grew up. Jemima was the fourteenth child. 


Johnson was a bricklayer, but carried on the Old Holmes 
Place, and after his death the old house was moved oflf. In 
1823(?) he bought for $225 of George Holmes (118) of 
Stoddard, N. H., all his rights and titles in the estate of his 
brother Luther (120). 2. Obed Johnson, b. 1813; d. Mar. 
23, 1845 ; had a wife Lydia, who was b. in Feb., 1795 ; d. 
May 27, 1879. 

119. iii. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 25, 1768 ; d. at Fort Plain, N. Y., in Oct., 


120. iv. Luther, b. Mar. 17, 1772 ; d. Feb. 15, 1821. 

V. Cttnthia, bapt. Mar. 9, 1777 ; d. May 12, 1815. Unmarried. 

/ 55 

Oliver* Holmes (Fbenezer,* Samuel,^ John,' George^). 
Born in Dedham, May 4, baptized June 22, 1740, and died in 
Francestown, X. H., Sept. 26, 1806. 

He married in Dedham, July 25, 1763, Bethia 3Iorse, born 
in Dedham, Mar. 12, 1744, and died in Francestown, May 11, 
1808, daughter of Ezra and Bethia (Lewis) Morse. 

He was seven months and sixteen days in the Colonial "War from 
April 5, 1758; also eight months beginning March 1, 1762. 
(Mass. Archives, vol. 96, p. 437). 

He settled fii'st in Dedham and moved to Francestown, N. H., 
in 1771, where he had obtained a grant of land.* 

Dec. 2, 1772, a petition for a ministerial tax that would "encour- 
age the settlement of the wilderness " was signed by " Olipher " 
Holmes and others. 

"When the "alarm" sounded, Oliver hastened to the front and 
enlisted in Dedham, May 3, 1775. A certificate endorsed Dec. 25, 
1775, by Capt. Joseph Guild, certifying "that said Holmes and 
other soldiers in his company had not received their bounty coats 
or their equivalent due for the 8 mos service in 1775." Later he was 
a lieutenant and marched from Lyndeboro, N. H., Sept. 30, 1777, 
joined the Xorth Continental Army at Saratoga and returned Oct. 
26. He went again and came home major. 

" He held many offices of trust and was second to none of the 
early settlers in ability and influence. He was renoAvned as a mili- 
tary man, and wore crape on his arm a full month, as a badge of 
mourning for Gen. Washington." (History of Francestown.) 

He and his wife were constituent members of the first church in 
Francestown. The second town meeting was held Aug. 31, 1772, 
in James Fisher's barn, where was talked over the "seat for a meet- 
ing House " Avhich should be " as Long and as Good as Lyn Borough 
meeting House Every way proportioned." Oliver was prominent 

•Francestown was incorporated June 8, 1772, from a tract of land called " New 
Boston Addition " and was named Francestown by Governor Wentworth, in honor 
of his wife. 


in every way in building this church. The inside was not finished 
until 1787, when it was ordered "to Finish the Gallery s affter the 
Form of the meeting House in Deedham." The " Pew-ground " 
was sold to the highest bidders. Enoch Holmes (56) bid off the 
first choice for " 10 pounds and 10 shillings." Thomas Bixby 
(Oliver's son-in-law) second. "Major Holmes" the twelfth and 
Jabez Holmes (57) the nineteenth in the list of twenty-eight names. 

After returning from the war, he opened a tavern and Maj"^ Olever 
Holmes " was the first man in town to get the " aprobation to sell 
Speretus Lequers in s'* town." His hotel was where a few years 
ago Capt. Wisner Parker lived. There was a store in one corner 
occupied by Peter Woodbury, grandfather to the late Hon. Levi 
Woodbury of Boston. 

He was on the board of selectmen for a number of years, being 
chairman in 1774-7-8. The town meetings were held at this tav- 

In 1778 he was a committee to confer in a convention at Concord 
"to State the price of Sundry Articles for Francestown." 

In 1788 he was on the committee "to take Into Consideration 
the Federal Constitution." 

In 1795-7-1804 he was Justice of Peace. 

Over fifty transactions in land are recorded in Hillsboro Co. Reg- 
istry of Deeds in Oliver's name. 

Dec. 24, 1783, he was appointed by the Judge of Probate to sell 
land of John Quigley, an absentee whose property was " Confis- 
cated by an act of this State." 

Oct. 23, 1798, "in consideration of love and affection" he gave 
one half of his homestead farm to his son Oliver. 

Children, the first three born in Dedham, the others, excepting 
Bethiah, born in Francestown : 

I. Sarah,6 b. Dec. 27, 1763 ; d. July 31, 1777. 

II. Rebecca, b. Feb. 12, 1766; d. June 27, 1804 ; m. July 13, 

1784, Thomas Bixby, sou of Thomas aud Phebe Bixby of 
Chelmsford. He was b. July 5, 1762, in Litchfield, N. H., 
and d. in Francestown, N. H., Jan. 3, 1827. He was promi- 
nent in the affairs of Francestown, being town clerk twelve 
years, besides having held various other offices. Was lieu- 
tenant in the revolutionary army. Was at Bunker Hill and 
Valley Forge. Children, all born in Francestown : 1. Paul,'' 
b. Aug. 5, i785; d. Sept. 11, 1785. 2. Thomas, Jr., b. Oct. 
21, 1786; d. Apr., 1808. 3. Rebecca, b. Sept. 30, 1788; d. 
Jan. 8, 1793. 4. Hannah, b. Apr. 25, 1790 ; d. June 5, 1865, 
unm.(?). 5. Levi, h. inue 10, 1792; m. Mai-y A. Lobato oi 
Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana. He was U. S. Consul to that 
place, and his children were nearly all famous. 6. An Infant, 
b. Mar., 1795. 7. Oliver, b. Apr. 28, 1796 ; d. Feb. 27, 1879. 
8. Rebecca, b. May 29, 1798; d. Jan. 29, 1808. 9. Paul 
Holmes, b. Apr. 27, 1801; d. Feb. 13, 1870. (A banker; 


his children and grandchildren were of some celebrity.) 10. 
Roxanna, b. Jan. 27, 1804; d. Nov. 1804. Mr. Bixby 
married, Jan. 13, 1808, for his second wife, Rhoda (Billings) 
Downes of Canton. She was b. Mar. 19, 1763 ; was a widow 
of Edward Downes and daughter of Roger and Susanna Bil- 
lings. She had six children by Mr. Downes. No children 
by second marriage. 

III. Belinda (called " Liudy " and " Lynda " in Dedham Records), 

b. July 14, 1769; d. Feb., 1833. 

IV. Bethiah, b. at New Boston, N. H., Dec. 19, 1772; d. Aug. 1, 


V. Hannah, b. July 24, 1775 ; d. Dec. 21, 1783. 
121. VI. Oliver, b. Apr.* 7, 1777 ; d. Mar. 7. 1833. 

viL Paul, b. Aug. 26, 1780; d. Oct. 25, 1783. 

VIII. Betsey, b. Mar. 18, 1783; ra. May 10, 1807, Joseph Cresst, 

son of Andrew and Mary (Woodbury) Cress^of Francestown, 
N. H., who was b. in Salem, N. H., in 1776. 

IX. Sally, b. Nov. 24, 1786; d. in New Boston, Aug. 4, 1867; 

m. Oct. 22. 1807, Moses Eaton Bradford, b. in Fran- 
cestown, son of Robert and Hannah (Eaton) Bradford, a 
lineal descendant of Gov. Bradford of Plymouth Colony 
and brother to Anna Webster Bradford who married Oliver, 
brother to this Sally. They lived on the Deacon Holt farm. 
Children, all born in Francestown: 1. Oliver, b. Feb. 12, 
1808; d. in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 20, 1840; m. Rodney 
Homlon of Bradford, N. H. 2. Hafford E, b. July 10, 
1809 ; d. in Queen Cit}', Mo., Apr. 6, 1883 ; m. Dec. 24, 
1840, Rebecca J. Truesdall. 3. Betsey, b. July 20, 1811 ; d. 
in Francestown, Aug. 22, 1849 ; m. Dec. 15, 1831, John M. 
Collins. 4. Sarah H.^h. Apr. 21, 1813 ; d. in Woburn, Feb. 12, 
1892; m. June 1, lSi\, Beiijnmin F. Woodward. 5. Moses 
Holmes, b. Aug. 30, 1815; m. Louisa Fisher, h. P'rancestown, 
F'eb. 5, 1817 ; d. New Boston, Oct. 7, 1883. Issue : i. Louisa 
Adelaide Bradford, b. Francestown, Oct. 21, 1843; m. Oct. 
1 1, 1864, Horace Chandler, ii. Frederick Bradford, b. New 
Boston, May 10, 1852; m. Jan, 1, 1873, J. Alice Cross. 6. 
Giles, h. Oct. 2, 1817; m. Oct. 7, 1839, Elizabeth Young; 
resided at St. Louis, Mo. 7. Hannah M., b. Jan. 1, 1821 ; m. 
Apr, 6, 1841 ; resided at Lake City, i\Iinn. 8. Law ilia H, 
b. Aug. 29, 1822; d. Julv 28, 1850; m. Dec. 8, 1847, John 
G. Morse. 9. James W., b. Mar. 29, 1825 ; d. Antrim. N. IL, 
July 21, 1858; m. Nov. 27, 1849, Fanny B. Dane. 10. 
Charles F, h. Mar. 25, 1827; d. Memphis, Tenu., Aug. 18, 
1876. 11. ^ dnnghier, unnamed, b. Dec. 12, 1829 ; d. same 
day. 12. Henry A , b. Feb., 1833 ; d. Mar. 26, 1834. 

I 56 

Enoch' Holmes {Ehenezer,* Samuel,^ John,* George^). 
Born in'Dedham, Jan. 27, 1745, and died in Francestown, N. H., 
Nov. 17, 1816. 

He married in \Yalpole, May 26, 1768, Susanna Hart, who 


died in Franceatown, Nov. 3, 1834, daughter of Jacob and Su- 
sanna Hart. 

Immediately after marriage he settled in Walpole, where his first 
two children were born. Dec. 4, 1773, he sold his homestead to 
Jacob Gay and moved to Francestown, N. H., where he bought, 
May 24, 1774, one hundred acres of land and established his home. 

June 10, 1775, he was one of a "Committee to Examine and try 
aney person or persons that are or Shall be Suspected of being Ene- 
mies to the Countrey." No other record has been found by the 
writer indicating that he served his country under arms. 

He was the first to bid off the choice of pews in the new church 
(about 1785). 

March 28, 1785, the town "voted that Asa Lewis Be Constable in the 
Leu of Enoch Holmes Said Lewis giving Conscent and Said Holmes Hiring 
Him the intent of it that it Should Serve Said Holmes turn." 

Enoch's will was dated Nov. 28, 1806, and among other things 
he gave his wife "all her wearing apparell." Real estate $2,500; 
personal property $439. 

Children, the first two born in Walpole, Mass., the others born 
in Francestown, N. H. 

I. Cynthia,^ b. Mar. 25, 1769 ; d. Sept., 1776. 

122. II. Oliver, b. Dec. 25, 1772 ; d. May 18, 1848. 

III. MoLLT, b. Jan. 20, 1775 ; d. in Francestown, Feb. 27, 1861 ; 

i^i Mar. 3, 1801, George Lewis, who d. in Francestown, 
Ajjr. 15, 1852, grandson of William and Bethia Lewis. No 

IV. Nancy, b. Apr. 16, 1777 ; d. in Francestown(?), Aug. 7, 1807 ; 

m. Caleb Horsrox, b. in Lyndeboro, N. H., Jan. 24, 1778 ; 
d. in Rockville, 111., Oct. 6, 1855. Children : 1. Nancy 
Holmes Houston, b. Lyndeboro, N. H., Nov. 3, 1804 ; d. in 
Deering, N. H., May 15, 1872; m. Nov. 11, 1824, Stearns 
Hutchinson, b. Wilton, N. H., June 13, 1800, joined Frances- 
town church in 1852 ; d. in Francestown, Dec. 26, 1860, son 
of Ebenezer Hutchinson. One child : Nancy Holmes Hutch- 
inson, b. Francestown, Mar. 10, 1830; m. Aug. 4, 1852, 
Henry White, b. Hoosick, N. Y., Apr. 7, 1828. 2. Rodney 

Houston, m. Helen . Removed to Cumberland, Md., and 

engaged in the coal business. 3. George Houston. Caleb 
Houston m. second, Elizabeth P. Purdee, and had a large 

123. v. IcHABOD, b. Feb. 22, 1780 ; d. Apr. 5, 1854. 

124. VI. David, b. 1784; Mar. 4, 1827. 


Jabez' Holmes {Ebenezer^* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). 
Born in Dedham in September, 1750, baptized Oct. 28, 1750, and 
died in Francestown, N. H., May 11, 1824. 


He was married first, in Dedham, to Sarah French,^ born in 
Braintree, Feb. 20, 1755, daughter of Thomas and Silence (Wild). 

French. He married second, in France8tovvn( ?) Anna , 

who probably died in Deny, N. H. 

He was in Capt. AVm. Ballard's Co., raised in the South Parish 
of Dedham, and marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; four 
days ; was five days at Dorchester Heights and again at Roxbury, 
Mar. 4, 1776. 

He had already made plans to go to Francestown previous to the 
Revolution, and on April 17, 1775 bought of John Quimby of Fran- 
cestown one hundred acres at what has lately been known as the 
Thomas Ordway Place, southwest of Clark Village. He was one 
of the selectmen in 1781, and again from 1785 to 1793, and chair- 
man in 1786-9. March 2S, 1785, the town "voted Jabez Holmes, 
Selectman in the Leu of Israel Balch he Being present and Refuses 
to Serve." (Francestown Town Records). 

Jan. 24, 1788 " Voted to Chuse a Commety of 13 men to take 
Into Consideration the Federal Constitution." (Ibid.) Jabez was 
on this "Commety." 

In 1787, when the new church was ready for occupancy, Jabez 
was the nineteenth of the twenty-eight who bid off a choice of seats. 

On the " Sixth Day of August in the Year of Our Lord Christ, 
One Thousand Eight Hundred and two " he bought land of Josiah 
Beard of Hillsboro. 

Nov. 22, 1825, at the distribution of his property, Anna, his 
wndow, was "not intitled to any part of the balance." This was 
divided among his children, Richard, Jabez and Sally. (Hillsboro 
Co. Deeds, vol. 34, p. 492). 

Children, all born in Francestown : 

125. I, Richard," b. July 14, 1778; d. Oct., 1836. 

126. II. Jabez, b. Sept. 13, 1780; d. Oct. 27, 1865. 
ui. Sakah, b. 1782; alive iu 1825. 


i^Eliphalet' Holmes (Joseph,' Samuel,* John,' George'). 
Born in Dedham, May 23, 1748, and died in Attleboro, May 2, 1826. 

He married in Attleboro in 1780, Amy Hatcli,>'born in Attle- 
boro, Sept. 20, 1759, and died there, Xov. 30, 1853. 

Eliphalet was quite a trader in land, and many transactions are 
on record in Bristol County Registxy of Deeds. One sale was a 
bad one for him. About the time of his marriage he sold his farm 
for $3,000 Continental money and of course lost it, as the money 
was worthless. 

The day his father was buried (1766) Eliphalet planted an elm 
tree and it is living to-day (1906). 


He was in the Revolution, first as a drummer in the New York 
campaign in 1776, two months; afterwards a corporal and later a 
sergeant. Marched to the alarm of the battle of Bunker Hill and 
was in Rhode Island, in 1778. /Amy, his wife, drew a pension. 

Eliphalet made his will Aug. 13, 1825. His wife Amy to have 
one half of the real estate as long as she remained his widow, she 
to have one cow. After her death the children were to have as 
follows : Sons Nathan, Milton and Harrison $75 each. Sons Eli- 
phalet and James $70 each. Daughter Amy Sweetland, wife of 
John W., daughter Meletiah, wife of John Haven, and daughter 
Fannie Holmes, to have $35 each. Daughter Joanna $75 with 
privilege of cooking, lodging, etc., as long as she remains unmar- 
ried. The son Augustus the executor, to have the residue. The 
old homestead, with numerous changes in the buildings, is now occu- 
pied by Mr. and Mrs. Jordan, the latter being a granddaughter of 
Eliphalet and daughter of Augustus. 

Children, all born in the " Holmes Neighborhood," in what is now 
North Attleboro : 

127. I. Nathan,^ b. Nov. 21, 1781 ; d. Mar. 30, 1855. 

II. Amy, b. Dec. 28, 1783; d. in Attleboro, Nov. 28, 1870; m. 

there Apr. 8, 1804, John Wood Sweetland, b. in North 
Attleboro, May 8, 1773; d. in Adanisdale, a part of North 
Attleboro, Nov. 26, 1826. Children, all b. in N. Attleboro: 
1. Stisa?i, b. Mar. 28, 1805 ; d. N. Attleboro, Apr. 25, 1845 ; 
m. June 9, 1825, Elisha Tingley of Providence, as his second 
wife ; seven ch. 2. Lydia, b. July 31, 1808 ; d. N. Attleboro, 
Aug. 6, 1836; m. N. Attleboro, Feb. 5, 1832, Delford Tucker 
of Conn. ; three ch. 3. James H., b. Dec. 28, 1811 ; d. in Oluey- 
ville, R. 1., Sept. 25, 1898; m. Apr. 6, 1835, Emeline Bur- 
lingame of No. Providence; no ch. 4. Amy Aim, b. Julv 8, 
1816 ; d. N. Attleboro, Apr. 27, 1859 ; m. Oct. 12, 1851, Del 
ford Tucker, as his second wife ; one daughter, Mrs. Annie 
Hill of Attleboro. 5. An Infant, d soon. 

III. Joanna, b. Dec. 12, 1785 ; d. N. Attleboro, Dec. 23, 1876, un- 

married. She was engaged in 1805 to marry Mr. Charles 
Fales, but he died before the wedding day. She joined the 
Quakers when nineteen. 

128. IV. Eliphalet, b. .Jan. 26, 1788, d. Oct. 19, 1867. 

129. V. .James, b. May 30, 1790; d. Sept. 9, 1875. 

VI. Meletiah, b. July 8, 1792; d. N. Attleboro, Nov. 22, 1851; 
m. Mar. 24, 1825, John Haven, Jr., b. in So. Attleboro, 
1787 ; d. there Dec. 11, 1850 ; they had no children, but took 
Lydia, the daughter of Elisha and Susan Tingley, and made a 
home for her. 

130. vn. Milton, b. Sept. 29, 1794; d. July 8, 1863. 

VIII. Fanny Hatch, b. Jan. 15, 1798 ; d. in the " Holmes Neigh- 
borhood," Sept. 20, 1884; m. there. May 17, 1826, Henry 
Richards, a butcher ; b. N. Attleboro, May 23, 1793 ; d. 
there, Mar. 6, 1865, son of Edward and Amy (Bucklin) 


Richards. Children, all b. in N. Attleboro : 1. Henry Fran- 
cis, b. Mar. 9, 1827 ; m. in Providence, Nov. 7, 1849, Harriet 
P. dishing; four children. 2. Charles Irving, b. May 4, 
1829; m. in Stonington, Conn., Mar. 11, lSo7 , Harriet Sivaji 
Amy; one daughter. 3. Herbert Augustus, h. Feb. 8, 1832; 
m. in Boston, Feb. 10, 1858, 3Iary M. Bullard ; eight children. 

131. IX. Augustus, b. May 23, 1800; d. Aug. 1, 1874. 

132. X. Harrison, b. Oct', 25, 1802 ; d. May 10, 1861. 


Samuer Holmes {Joseph,* Samuel,"^ John,* George^). 
Born in Attleboro, Nov. 15, 1754, and died there. (Xo date on 
record and no stone in the family lot.) 

He married in Attleboro about 1776", Hannah Tyler, born in 
1757, and died in Providence, Mar. 22, 1794. 

Samuel was a blacksmith and had many transactions in land. 
Very little information could be gathered regarding him. 

Children, all born in Attleboro : 

133. I. Samuel, b. Mar. 24, 1779 \. d. suddenly in Providence, E. I., 

Apr. 19, 1808. 

II. Aakox, b. Sept. 3, 1780. 

III. Charlotte, b. Sept. 19, 1782; d. in Tewksbury ; m. in Provi- 

dence, July 7, 1814, Robert Allex ; one son named Lewis. 

IV. Haxxah, b.'Xov. 25, 1784; d. Dec. 2, 1784. 

V. Lewis, b. Oct. 18, 1791 ; d. Sept. 4, 1795. 

VI. Haxxah, b. Mar. 10, 1794; d. in Attleboro, Nov. 27, 1870; 

uumarried. She fell and broke her hip and was a cripple the 
latter part of her life. 


Joseph* Holmes, Jr. {Joseph," Samuel,^ John,'' George^). 
Born in that part of Attleboro that is now Attleboro Falls, June 8, 
1765, and died there, Dec 23, 1813, of "Black Plague." 

He married in Walpole, June 30, 1785, 3Iary BuHarcl, born 
in Walpole, Oct. 30, 1704, and died in Attleboro Falls, Dec. 21, 
1815, of "Black Plague," daughter of Seth and Joanna (Lewis) 

Joseph Holmes, Jr., was one of the incorporators of the old Nor- 
folk and Bristol Turnpike Company, from Dedham to Providence, 
built in 1802. He was a farmer and was quite a trader in land. 

March 20, 1804, he bought of Barnard Smith, for $4,000, the 
house and land that became his homestead the rest of his life. The 
land was on the borders of what is now " Falls Pond," at Attleboro 
Falls, now owned by the heirs of Otis Stanley, whose ancestors 
owned the place fifty years, or more, previous to the Holmes owner- 
ship. The house was built before revolutionary times. After the 
death of Joseph's widow, the place worked back into the Stanley 


Family. The house was once painted red. It has a fair looking 
exterior for an old house, but is untenable except to hens and chick- 
ens. This is where Joseph and his wife died of the " Black Plague," 
which took off its victims in a few days and sometimes in a few 
hours. The figures in the engraving are Mr. Frank W. Holmes of 
Attleboro Falls, a lineal descendant, and Miss Maud B. Gray, daugh- 
ter of the compiler, while the camera was manipulated by another 
daughter. Miss Florence M. Gray. 

His inventory, taken July 5, 1814, by John Haven, Ebenezer 
Dagget and Joel Ellis, was $2008 on personal estate, and $3500 
on real estate. 

Children, all bom in Attleboro : 

134. I. Davis, b. Oct. 27, 1785 ; d. July, 1868. 

II. Mary, b. May 7, 1790; d. in 1870(?), unmarried. Jan. 29, 

1845, she bought for $3000 of James S. Robinson, the home- 
stead of the late Richard RobiDSon, also the Union House and 
land. This hotel, at one time was kept by Leonard Holmes 
(v.) Mary lived with her sister Ann. 

III. Eliza, b. May 14, 1793 ; d. in Rome, N. Y., July 3, 1872 ; m. 

in North Attleboro, Feb. 4, 1822, Virgil Draper.* b. At- 
tleboro, Jan. 4, 1789; d. Rome, N. Y., Apr. 6, 1867, son of 
Josiah and Mary (Mann) Draper. He owned a cotton mill 
in Rome and was president of the Fort Stanwix Bank there, 
at the time of his death. Children, all b. in Rome, N. Y. 

1. A7me Frances Draper, b. Dec. 1, 1822 ; m. Joseph A. Dud- 
ley, who accumulated a fortune in N. Y. City in the Drug 
business ; tlu-ee children. 2, Mary Bullard Draper, b. Jan. 
5, 1827; m. (1) April 1, 1850, Henry S. Hill, who d. Mar. 
10, 1854; one child. She m. (2) Aug. 8, 1860, Henry Kirk 
White of Rome ; five children. 3. Julia Holmes Draper, b. 
Sept. 15, 1828 ; m. in Rome, N. Y., Nov. 6, 1854, Sidney R, 
Kinney, son of Dr. Roswell and Abby (Maun) Kinney; two 

IV. Ann (called Nancy), b. Feb. 15, 1795, d. Aug. 25, 1867; m. 

Dec. 1, 1814, Richard Robinson, a military button manu- 
facturer of Attleboro, b. May 20, 1794 ; d. Oct. 15, 1837, son of 
Obed and Abigail (Richards) Robinson. Children, b. in what 
is now North Attleboro or in Attleboro Falls. 1. Joseph H, b. 
Dec. 20, 1815 ; d. Sept. 24, 1830. 2. Francis, b. Dec. 1, 1818 ; 
d. Sept. 1, 1876. 3. Eliza Ann, b. Oct. 20, 1820; d. Mar. 

2, 1892. 4. James B., b. Oct. 27, 1823 ; d. Nov. 4, 1878. 

135. v. Leonard, b. Nov. 10, 1797; d. Sept. 12, 1867. 

VI. Julia, b. Feb. 18, 1802 (g. s. says, Apr. 5, 1805) ; d. July 22, 
1845 ; m. in Attleboro. Nov. 28, 1831,v'Barton ilNGRAHAM 
Draper,! a brick maker and dealer in wood, b. N. Attleboro, i 
July 25, 1800 ; d. Feb. 5, 1887, Ison of John and Sarah (Hatch)\ 
Draper, and cousin to VirgU Draper who m. EHza (m.) 

* Mr. Draper's line was Virgil,' (Josiah,^ Josiah,^ James,* James,' James^ Thomas^'). 
t Mr. Draper's Hue was Barton Ingraham' {John^ Josiah,^ James,* James^, James,- 














Children, all b. in N. Attleboro : 1. Ellen Maria Draper, b. 
Dec. 3, 1832 ; m. Nov. 27, 1851, Ward Dennis Cotton of 
Hartland, Vt. ; two children. 2. Eliza Holmes Draper, b. 
Dec. 16, 1834, unmarried ; lives at the old homestead left her 
by her father. 3. Martha Ann Draper, b. Jan. 30, 1837; 
d. N. Attleboro, Mar. 7, 1846. 
136. VII. Lewis Joseph, b. Apr. 5, 1805 ; d. Nov. 23, 1879. 


George* Holmes {Benjamin Mulberrij,^ George,* JVath- 
aniel,^ Joseph," George^). Born in Boston, Oct. 6, 1762, bap- 
tized in the Xew Brick Church,* Xov. 3, 1762 ; date of death not 
ascertained, neither has any record been found of any marriao-e. 
The following under date of April 5, 1803, is taken from the 
Suffolk Registry of Deeds, vol. 205, p. 30 : 

" George Holmes, now of Boston, Mariner, late of Halifax, province of 
Nova Scotia, for five dollars from John Ward Gurley,t Attorney of Boston 
* * * * sell all my rights, titles, etc in land, tenements and here- 
ditaments whatsoever, situate in Massachusetts which formerly belonoed 
to my father Benjamin Mulberry Holmes, late of Halifax Merchant, 


Benjamin' Holmes {Benjamin Mulberry,^ George,* 
JSFathaniel,^ Joseph,"^ George^). Born in Halifax, X. S., about 
1780, and was baptized there in St. Matthew's Church, Sept. 12, 
1792. He probably died in Halifax or Dartmouth, but no record 
has been found of his death. 

His wife was Mary Ann, according to a signature to a deed of 
land in Dartmouth, April 14, 1819. According to the following 
record, he was at one time a resident of Gibraltar : 

" Halifax X. S. May 30, 1803 
" Zilpah Holmes, widow of the late Benjamin Mulberry Holmes, for- 
merly of Boston, but late of Halifax, Province of Nova Scotia, Merchant, 
deac'd and Ann Holmes, Elizabeth Holmes, Sarah Holmes and Harriet 
Holmes, single women and children of said Benjamin Mulberry Holmes 
all of Halifax aforesaid do constitute and appoint Benjamin Holmes of 
Gibraltar, within the dominion of the King of the United Kin-vdoms of 
Great Britain and Ireland now resident in Halifax, Merchant, our attorney 
for us, * * * * to recover * * * * possession of all or any 
part of the real estate to which the said Zilpah may be entitled as widow 
of the said Benjamin Mulberry Holmes * * * * wherever the same 
may be " (Suffolk Deeds, vol. 206, p. 3.) 

* The New Brick Church stood on what is now Washington Street, not far from 
Brattle Street. 

t John Ward Gurley was a prominent attorney of Boston, and was killed in a 
duel at New Orleans, May 5, 1808, while he was Attorney General of Louisiana. 


A parcel of land on Cambridge Street, Boston, was found which 
had not been confiscated. This was sold for $950 to Joseph Cool- 
idge of Boston. {Ibid, vol. 206, p. 4.) No record of any chil- 
dren found. 


Samuer Holmes {Samuel,^ Dea. Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ 
Nathaniel,'^ Geerge^). Yeoman. Born in Stoughton, Nov. 28, 
1755 ; and died there, April 12, 1826. (g-s. says 73d year of his 
age, but it is undoubtedly an error. ) Joel Talbot was administrator 
of his estate, which was small. Real estate $280. Personal estate 

He married first, Nov. 28, 1779 (his birthday), Rachel Fisher, 
born in East Stoughton, Aug. 1, 1750, and died there, Aug. 20, 
1817, daughter of Ezra and Mary (Fenton) Fisher.* 

He married second, July 25, 1820, his cousin, Bethia (Holmes) 
Morse, born in Stoughton, Oct. 11, 1766, and died there, April 
25, 1856, daughter of Deacon Philip (32) and Mary (Waters) 
Holmes, and widow of Joseph Morse, 3d, born Feb. 23, 1771, son 
of Joseph, Jr., and Rachel (Philips) Morse. (Joseph Morse, Jr., 
was of Dorchester, and Rachel Philips was of Easton.) 

Samuel Holmes lived on the Ezra Fisher farm, one and one-half 
miles south of the town. He went to church regularly with his 
family in an ox cart. He was a very religious man, and observed 
Fast Day to such a degree that he would allow none of his fiimily 
to partake of food on that day. He carried out the same severity 
in the barn, tying up the heads of the cattle, lest they should get 
hold of a spear of hay and thereby violate God's command. 

After the division of the property he built a house and barn on 
tlie opposite side of the road from the old homestead. Here he 
showed his oddity, which was considered by the neighbors in many 
of his actions to come pretty near the dividing line between oddity 
and insanity. He built the barn very close to the highway, but 
built the house about three hundred feet away from the road on 
mucli lower ground. The only approach to the house was through 
the barn yard. 

Samuel was in the Revolutionary army, and marched on Alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; service, seven days. Was two days in another 
alarm. Marched from Stoughton, March 4, 1776, and helped fortify 
Dorchester Heights. Was in service at Squantum when the British 

* Ezra Fisher was son of Eleazer and Mary (Aver)-) Fisher, and a desMndant of 
two very old families of Dedham. It is related of him that, during a thunder shower, 
he was sitting in his doorway, with a dog between his legs. The lightning struck 
the dog, killing it instantly, but did no harm to Mr. Fisher. 

Mary Fenton was daughter of Robert Fenton of Braintree. Just before her mar- 
riage she rode a horse in a race (and won) on Seekonk Plain. She died Mar. 27, 
1807, aged 92 (g.s.). 


ships left Boston Harbor. Was on the list of men raised by Stough- 
ton to reenforce the Continental army. Enlisted May 20, 1778. 
Served nine months at Fishkill. Was on muster roll April 5, 1779, 
at West Point, where he was discharged. He is buried in Pearl 
Street Cemetery, Stoughton, his grave being marked by quite an 
ornamental, w^ell-preserved slate headstone, perfectly upright, with 
name and dates high on the stone, in direct contrast to its neighbors, 
whose inscriptions in some cases are several inches under ground. 
The grass will have to grow very high to cover these letters. There 
is a Revolutionary marker on his grave. 
Children, all born in Stoughton : 

I. Rebecca,^ b. Sept. 3, 1780; d. Feb. 28, 1836; m. Jan. 17, 
1808, Hezekiaii Gay, son of Hezekiah and Lydia (Hodges) 
Gav of Stoughton. He was b. May 20, 1777; d. Feb. 28, 

Rebecca was one of five to start the first Sabbath school in 
Stoughton in 1812. The first regular services of the Metho- 
dists were held at her house in 1810. 

Like many others of the Holmes family, she was insane on 
religion, although not to such an extreme as some of her 
relatives. She had faith to walk on the water, and firmly 
believed she could do it, until her neighbors, becoming weary 
of her nixmerous, although sincere, vauntings, 2:)ushed her to 
a trial of her faith. Taking off her shoes and stockLugs, she 
confidently attempted to imitate Christ, but her faith was 
more buoyant than the water. Ever after that she was silent 
on that subject. In the family Bible is a record showing she 
had read the book through sixteen times. 

Children, all born in W^est Stoughton : 1. Hezeliiah^ 
b. Jan. 12, 1809; lived to reach manhood, then went away. 
2. Josiah, b. Oct. 13, 1810; d. Apr. 12, 1882; m. (1) Rachel 
P. Stetson of Randolph, by whom he had one daughter, 
Emeliue R. Gay, who m. Nov. 6, 1859, Erastus Smith, son 
of James and Esther Smith ; m. (2) Clara D. Taylor of 
Washington, Vt., by whom he had two children, one of whom, 
Emma (?) Adelia, m. (1) Abijah Tisdale, Jr., of Stoughton, 
and m. (2) May 5, 1891,, Robert Starrett of Stoughton. 3. 
Rebecca, b. Apr. 16, 1813 ; m. Sept. 4, 1833, George Billings, 
son of Thomas and Hannah (Hodges) Billings of Canton, 
who was b. Jan. 1, 1809, and d. in Sharon, Mar. 5, 1864; 
had 5 children. 4. Artemas, b. Aug. 21, 1815 ; d. young. 

5. Silas, b. Sept. 3, 18ld'; d. in Norwich, Conn. ; m. Mar. 4, 
1851, Elizabeth C. Smith, dau. of Jacob Smith of Sharon. 

6. Stephen, b. Oct. 15, 1822 ; was V«'ice married, and lived in 
Rome, N. Y. 

11. Vashti, b. July 10, 1782 ; d. Sept. 5, 1856 ; m. July 5, 1803, 
Stephen Drake, son of Deacon Nathan and Jemima (Gay) 
Drake, cousin to the husband of her sister Rebecca. He was 
b. May 12, 1775, and d. May 4, 1814. He came from the 
old line family of Drakes of Dedham and Stoughton. The 


Stoughton records have her name as " Vesture." Tradition 
says she was usually called " Vesty." / They lived in Stough- 
ton, and had children, as follows : '1. Rachel, b. Aug. 20, 
1804; d. in Easton, Nov. 26, 1867 ; m. Linus Manley, son of 
Daniel and Phoebe (Howard) Manley, she being his second 
wife. He was b. July 4, 1798, and d. July 8, 1882 ; no 
children. One member of the Holmes family (see Nathaniel 
31) had previously married into the Manley family of Easton. 

2. Hiram, b. Dec. 24, 1805 ; residence, Bennett's Corners, 
Ohio, in 1892 ; m. Feb. 9, 1834, Fidelia Waite. Four children. 

3. Roxanna, bapt. Sept. 3, 1809; d. Mar. 15, 1889 ; m. (1) 
Jan. 28, 1841, Micah Thayer of Randolph; m. (2) July 8, 
1850, George Tucker of Stoughton. He was b. in Middleboro', 
May, 1790, and d. in Stoughton, Mar. 4, 1859. 4.-^ Russel, 
bapt. Mav 27, 1810; d. Mar. 22, 1881; unmarried. 5. 
Vashti, b.'Mar. 20, 1813; d. Aug. 20, 1857 ; unmarried. 

137. III. Ezra, b. June 10, 1784; d. June 23, 1853. 

IV. Rachel, b. July 24, 1786; d. at Taunton Insane Hospital, 
Feb. 5, 1863 ; cause, a fever ; buried in Stoughton ; m. Jan. 
12, 1812, Eliphalet Gay, b. Aug. 1, 1780, d. Aug. 15, 
1841, brother to Hezekiah Gay, the husband of Rebecca (i.). 
As Rachel advanced in years, she began to develop signs 
of insanity. She, as well as Rebecca, was a great reader of 
the Bible, and the record is in the family Bible, side by side 
with that of Rebecca, stating that Rachel had read the book 
through twenty-two times. 

She was taken to the Worcester Insane Asylum, Sept. 11, 
1841, her brother Ezra having preceded her by a few years, 
where she stayed until Apr, 14, 1854, when she was trans- 
ferred to the Taunton Insane Hospital, that institution just 
having been opened for patients. She was not violent, but, 
as the record of the hospital says, was " quite demented, and 
had hallucinations of hearing." The cause of her insanity 
was heredity, says a report on her case. 

Children: 1. Clarissa, b. Sept. 18, 1815; d. Sept. 28, 
1885; m. June 27, 1841, John W. Gill 2. Rachel, b. June 
15, 1818 ; d. Oct. 20, 1893 ; m. William Corhett, who was in 
the 29th Mass. Regt. in the Civil war. 3. Eliphalet, b. Dec. 8, 
1821 ; d. Apr. 30, 1901 ; m. Oct. 24, 1847, Emily Mitchell, 
who was b. Sept. 20, 1827, dau. of John and Lydia Walker 
( Sherman) Mitchell of Marshfield. Children, b. in Stoughton : 
Abbott Alden Gay, b. Jan. 26, 1849, d. Sept. 7, 1852, and 
Eldon Boyden Gay, b. Dec. 3, 1852, m. Dec. 24, 1878, Alma 
Norton Chandler. 4. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 17, 1826; d. Apr. 4, 
1893 ; m. Apr. 29, 1861, Adeline Smith, who was b. Oct. 27, 
1830, dau. of Royal and Hannah (Johnson) Smith of Dedham. 
Children, all b. in Dedham: i. Addie Louise, b. Mar. 21, 
1862. ii. Walter Lewis, b. Nov. 15, 1865 ; d. Dec. 4, 1867. 
iii. Lizzie Frances, b. June 25, 1869 ; d. Mar. 1, 1887. iv. 
Alice Marion, b. Sept. 22, 1873 ; d. Nov. 6, 1891. 5. Martin, 
b. Sept. 26, 1828; d. Jan. 31, 1867 ; m. Mar. 5, 1851, 3Iary 
Smith, dau. of Isaac and Hannah (Drake) Smith of Stoughton. 
One child. 


V. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 4, 1789; rl. in Stoughton, Oct. 5, 1846; 
m. July 6, 1814, .Toiix Bronsdox, yeoman, son of John Box 
and Abigail (Baker) Bronsdon of Milton. He vpas the eighth 
of twelve children. He was b. in Milton, Apr. 9, 1788, and 
d. Feb. 15, 1832. While getting out logs on Blue Hill, 
Milton, a large log rolled over him, killing him instantly. 
He was a "natural born gentleman," and much lamented in 
Milton. Jesse Pierce was administrator of his estate, which 
brought about 82,000 at auction. His farm was sold Apr. 29, 
1833, to Abraham (60) Holmes. 

Children: 1. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 20, 1815; d. Feb. 10, 
1866; unmarried. 2. Mary Ami LilUe, b. June 4, 1817 ; d. 
Sept. 28, 1887 ; unmarried. 3. Fisher, d. in infancy. 4. John, 
Jr., b. Nov. 28, 1819; d. Apr. 17, 1891; m. Emily Amelia 
Fay, who was living in Gurnee, Ills., in 1900. He took up 
land on a Revolutionary land grant, which he derived from 
John Bos Bronsdon, his grandfather, 5. Rebecca, b. June 23, 
1823; d. May 2, 1890; m. Jan. 31, 1847, Edioin Gay, 
Stoughton. ChUdreu : i. Emma Amelia Gay, b. Apr. 10, 
1848 ; d. Aug. 29, 1850. ii. Edward Bronsdon Gay, b. June 
11, 1852; m. Ellen Fisher of Stoughton ; one child, Robert 
Edwin Gav, b. Aug. 5, 1892. iii. Eleanor Buker Gay, b. 
Feb. 17, 1855 ; d. Apr. 17, 1891 ; m. July 30, 1886, Henry 
F. Bishop. No children, iv. Lizzie Gay, b. Feb. 2, 1858; 
m. Nov. 11, 1890, to Alfred Clarence Holmes,* as bis second 
wife. ^Children: Edwin Alfred Holmes, b. June 30, 1891, 
and Carl Edgar Holmes, b. Feb. 3, 1893. 
138. VI. S.\iiuEL, b. Feb. 8, 1792; d. Aug. 29, 1855. 
•y-^ VII. Abigail, b. Sept. 4, 1794; d. Aug. 9, 1825; unmarried. 
VIII. Thomas, b. , 1797 ; d. Dec. 18, 1826 ; unmarried. 


Jolin^ Holmes (Samuel,^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ JSFath- 
aniel," George^). Farmer. Generally called John Second. Born 
in Stoughton, Aug. 4, 1757, and died there, July 15, 1837 (g.e.). 
Joel Talbot was appointed administrator, Sept. 5, 1837. 

He married first, Nov. 25, 1784, Patience Gibbons, born 
in 1762; died in Stoughton, Nov. 27, 1812, daughter of Samuel 
and Lydia ( ) Gibbons of Dedham. 

He married second, July 6, 1814, Abigail Johnson, bom in 
Sharon; died in Stoughton, ^larch 11, 1851. She made her will 
Dec. 20, 1848, and gave all of her furniture to Sarah, wnfe of 
James Pope. The residue she gave to her brother, Josiah Johnson, 
and her nephews and nieces, Otis Johnson of Sharon (her nephew), 
executor of the will. (Norfolk Probate, vol. 84, p. 153). 

♦ Alfred Clarence Holmes was son of George and Elizabeth (Bedelle) Holmes of 
Jefferson, N. H., and is of no relation to any of the Holmeses mentioned in this work. 
He was bora July 10, 18o2, and has lived in Boston mostly. Hem. (1) Jan. 1, 1872, 
Ella Greenleaf of Norway, Me,, by whom he had five children, viz., Elgin A., George 
E., Minnie, Ernest G. and Harry. 


May 12, 1796, John and Patience sold for $333 to Abram Adams 
a tenement in Gibbons Court, Boston. 

John saw some service in the Revolution, marching on the Alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; helped fortify Dorchester Heights ; also answered 
two alarms in 1 778. In 1833, when nearly seventy-seven years old, 
he was placed on the pension list, and received twenty-six dollars 
per year. 

Children, all of the first wife, all born in Stoughton : 

I. Nanct,^ b. Dec. 6, 1785; d. July 25, 1787. 

II. Nathaniel, b. 1786; d. July 25, 1787. 

III. Patience, b. Apr. 25, 1787*; d. Dec. 10, 1806. 

IV. Samuel Gibbons, b. Mar. 16, 1790 ; d. Sept. 19, 1808. 

V. Ltdia, b. Jan. 17, 1792 ; d. Jan. 18, 1809. 

VI. John, b. Dec. 1, 1793; d. Mar. 5, 1832; unmarried. He left 

a will, giving everything to his brothers Elisha and Jeremy 
and to his sister Sarah. Real estate, $600 ; personal estate, 

VII. Sarah, b. 1795 ; d. Nov. 21, 1800. 

139. VIII. Elisha, b. Apr. 2, 1796 ; d. Apr. 17, 1859. 

140. IX. Jeremy, b. June 30, 1802 ; d. Oct. 28, 1852. 

X. Sarah, b. 1804; d. in 1873; m. Mar. 4, 1851, James Pope, 
b. Dec. 6, 1801, d. June 23, 1871, sou of Azor and Lucy 
(Bird) Pope. No children, but they adopted, Dec. 14, 1861, 
Charles Henry Pope, sou of Edmund and Abba Pope of Stough- 
ton, and nephew to James Pope. 


Ebenezer^ Holmes (Samuel,^ Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ JVa- 
thaniel,^ George^). Born Feb. 27, 1761, in Stoughton, probably 
in the district of Stoughtonham (Sharon since 1783) and died Feb. 
3, 1848, in Montpelier, Vt. 

He married in Canton, Oct. 25, 1787, Hanuali Paul, born 
July 27, 1765, and died in Montpelier, Mar. 15, 1837, daughter 
of Samuel and Hannah (Fisher) Paul of Stoughton. (See Ann 
vi. under Nathaniel 17.) Hannah's mother married Philip Holmes 
(68) a cousin to this Ebenezer. 

Ebenezer contributed some to patriotism at the time of the Rev- 
olution by service in Capt. Nathaniel Clap's Co., Col. Benjamin 
Hawe's regiment; enlisted July 26, 1778; discharged Sept. 11, 
1778; service one month, sixteen days in Rhode Island (Mass. 
Archives). In 1834 he received a pension. 

After marriage he lived in Stoughton and Sharon, although per- 
haps in the same house, for tlie town boundaries changed frequently 
about tbat period. 

Apr. 1, 1794, he was appointed guardian of his youngest brother 
"Elijah (67) of Sharon" who is mentioned as "a minor over four- 
teen years of age and late of Stoughton." 


June 13, 1800, he sold for $591, thirty acres of land in Sharon 
to Richard Ilixon. On the same date he sold for $1034 thirty-three 
acres in Sharon to Jonathan Belcher. AVith the proceeds of these 
gales, he went to "Worcester and bought, Sept. 18, 1800, a farm of 
one hundred and thirty acres with buildings for $1679, and mort- 
o-ajjed it for $800 to Asa Hamilton, called " gentleman " in the 
mortgage, while Ebenezer is called "yeoman of Sharon." (Wor. 
Co. Deeds, Vol. 141, p. 505.) This mortgage was discharged 
Apr. 12, 1802. This place was known as "Hamilton's Tavern," 
and the Daughters of the Revolution in Worcester are authority for 
the statement that the house was standing in 1739. It is situated 
on what was then called the " Great Road " to Leicester, but now 
named Apricot St. Six Revolutionary soldiers have held residences 
in this house at various times. The old horse sheds and other tav- 
ern paraphernalia have disappeared from time to time and the large 
ell which has been the last remaining portion was demolished in 
1905 to make room for a modern house. 

Oct. 11, 1811, he sold for $3300 to Abel Harwood of Brook- 
field. Mar. 2, 1814, Harwood sold to Solomon Parsons whose 
descendants now live there. It was discontinued as a tavern about 

March 2, 1807, he was elected one of a "committee to Provide 
the Town with Publick Schools." 

He removed from Worcester to Percy* (now Stark) , N. H. In 
a quitclaim deed dated Apr. 7, 1812, where the heirs of Sarah, 
itndow of Samuel, relinquished their rights to John, 2d, he is called 
"Ebenezer of Peu-cy, Cohorsef county N. H." (Norfolk Deeds, 
Vol. 44, p. 113.) Again, in a deed from several joint owners to Jo- 
seph Holmes dated Apr. 11, 1812, he is called of Peircy, " Cohoss " 
Co. N. H. {Ibid, vol. 57, p. 277.) In the years 1813 and 1814 
he was one of the selectmen of Percy. In 1813 the town raised 
$70 for schools and $120 for roads and bridges. 

He stayed in Percy until 1816, then moved to Montpelier, Vt., 
where he bought eighty-two acres of land without buildings. This 
he mortgaged to Nathaniel Cutler for $800. The mortgage is dated 
Feb. 5, 1816, and Ebenezer is called "of Percy, N. H." There 
are various land transactions between Ebenezer and his sons on 
record in Montpelier. 

Ebenezer, as well as all his children, made many long distance 
removals. He and his descendants moved about more than any 
other branch of this Holmes family. The following is one illustra- 
tion of how the family was scattered. In the Registry of Deeds 

♦Town incorporated as Piercy, Jan. 9, 1795. Dec. 28, 1832, changed to Stark in 
honor of Gen. John Stark, then recently deceased. One of the railroad stations in 
Stark is called Percy (1904). 

t Meaning Co-os county. 


for Norfolk Co. (Vol. 175, p. 182) is the record where the heirs of 
Ebenezer have signed a deed of land in Stoughton, to Samuel Ca- 
pen, May 12, 1847, as follows : 

" Gloved Dugar yeoman and wife Xancy of Leicester, Nathaniel Holmes 
machinist* and wife Hannah of Leicester, Ebenezer, yeoman and Martha of 
Dorchester, Ariel and Eliza Thomas, Fisher and Lois Holmes of Barrie, 
Vt., Otis Holmes clergyman and Sarah Holmes of Sandwich, N. H., Bar- 
zillai, yeoman and Louisef of Montpelier, Vt." 

There was not one of the foregoing but who had lived in at least 
two, and most of them in four or five far apart towns. 

Children : 

I. Nancy Wales, b. in Stoughton, Sept. 27, 1787 : d. in West 
Woodbury, Vt., Dec. 23, 1871; m. in Montpelier, Vt., Dec. 
23, 1829, as his second wife, Gload Dugar of Calais, Vt. 
(Second Cong. Church Records, Montpelier, Vt.) He was b. 
in Charlton, Mass., Oct. 31, 1774 ; d. in Worcester, Vt., Oct. 
16, 186.5, son of Charles Dugar.l Gload m. first, Sarah Dun- 
ton of Sturbridge, by whom he had eleven children. No chil- 
dren by second wife. They moved to Calais, Vt., in June, 
1809. Among Gload's eleven children was one who was a won- 
der ; Abner, who by accident became totally blind at five years 
of age. His courage and intelligence obtained for him a 
successful living. He began peddling when a boy and accu- 
mulated enough to buy a farm when he was twenty-one. He 
performed all kinds of labor as well as many with good eye- 
sight. He was an excellent judge of cattle, and could dis- 
tinguish colors and spots on them. He married twice. 

141. II. Nathaniel, b. Sharon, April 2, 1790 ; d. Apr. 12, 1851. 

142. III. Ebenezer, b. Sharon, July 4, 1794; d. Jan. 4, 1879. 

IV. Eliza Ruth, b. in Stoughton, Jan. 16, 1797 ; d. Jan. 25, 1886, 
at the residence of her brother Otis in Lake Grove, Long 
Island, N. Y., which is in the town of Brookhaven. She m. 
(1) in Montpelier, Vt., Oct. 25, 1821, Henry Campbell. 
She m. (2) Deacon Ariel Thomas, an apiarist of Water- 
bury, Vt. No children. 

143. V. Fisher, b. Sharon, Sept. 12, 1799 ; d. Jan. 25, 1886. 

144. VI. Otis, b. Worcester, Oct. 3, 1803 ; d. Aug. 28, 1894. 

145. VII. Barzillai, b. Worcester, June 16, 1806 ; d. Nov. 16, 1851. 
Tin. Barsa (female), b. Worcester, Sept. 13, 1807 ; died soon. 


Joseph* Holmes (/Samuel,^ Deacon Nathaniel,'^ Ebenezer ^^ 
Nathaniel* George^). Born in Stoughton, April 11, 1765, and 

* Error. Nathaniel was never a machinist, but a carpenter. 

t Louise is mentioned but once, while the other names are mentioned three times. 
The name Louise does not occur in the list of signatures. Barzillai had no wife 
Louise. The writer is of the opinion that the word " Lois " in some way in transcrib- 
ing became " Louise." 

X Charles Dugar was born, in France and went to Charlton when he was twelve 
years old from Nova Scotia. 


must have died in 1817, for on Oct. 7 of that year Hannah was 
appointed guardian of her children (Norfolk Probate, Vol. 29, p. 

He married in Stoughton, Sept. 17, 1797, Hannah Bailey, 
probably daughter of Henry and Submit Bailey. She was born 
Aug. 31, 1762, and died Apr. 22, 1831. She and her son Isaiah 
interred in Canton cemetery ; no evidence of any one else buried in 
the same lot. 

There was a Joseph Holmes married in Stoughton, May 7, 1795, 
to Olive Bussey ; Hannah may have been a second wife. 
Children, born in Canton : 

i. Isaiah,'' b. Jane 26, 1798; d. in Canton, June 6, 1826. Un- 
146. ii. Edward Bailey, b. Jan. 5, 1801. 
iii. Joseph, b. 1803 ; d. Aug. 27, 1833. 
iv. Sarah Hersey, b. Aug. 20, 1806 ; d. young. 


Elijah* Holmes {Samuel,^ Dea. Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ 
Nathaniel* George^). Born in Stoughton, Feb. 10, 1777. Was 
placed under guardianship of his brother Ebenezer (see 65). Noth- 
ing is ascertained of him about his marriage or death. There is a 
/- court record at Dedham in substance as follows, under date of Dec, 
1812 : " Abigail Holmes secured judgement of one hundred and two 
dollars against Elijah Holmes,* late of Pompey, N. Y." The land 
that he inherited from his father, or what interest he had in it, was 
attached, but brought only " $57 and no more." Seth Morton, 
Esq., agent. 

No record of wife or children in Pompey. Neither is there any 
record of him in the Probate Court or Registry of Deeds of Onon- 
dago County. 


Philip* Holmes, Jr., (Philip,^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ 
Nathaniel,^ George^ ) . Called Lieutenant Philip. Born in Stough- 
ton, June 3, 1754, and died there Sept. 25, 1846. He married, 
July 2, 1776, Hannah Pavil, born in Stoughton, July 16, 1742, 
and died there June 13, 1799 ; daughter of Ezra and Mary (Fen- 
ton) Fisher and widow of Samuel Paul, born in Dorchester, May 
14, 1733, died in Stoughton, June 3, 1775 ; married Sept. 5, 1769 ; 
son of Samuel and Abigail (Withington) Paul. 

The will of Samuel Paul, cabinet maker, was dated Mar. 24, 
1775. He gave all to his wife if she remained a widow. If she 
should marry again, she to have only one third. The remainder : " I 
will and bequeath to my children that are now born (with that my 


wife is like to have, if it should please God to spare her life and 
make her the living mother of a living child) " ; but the children's 
names are not given in the will, but are in the division of the prop- 
erty May 30, 1777. "Hannah, the widow, now the wife of Philip 
Holmes, Jr., to have one third. The children two thirds." Those 
mentioned were Joseph (deceased), Samuel, Hannah (m. Eben- 
ezer Holmes, 65), Rachel and Ann Holmes Paul. 

He married (second) in Stoughton,? Dec. 9, 1799, Olive 
Guild, born Stoughton? Oct. 27, 1762, and died there Jan. 25, 
1853, daughter of John and Thankful (Harrington) Guild. 

Philip saw a little service in the Revolution, but probably never 
smelled the enemy's powder. He served five days in Mar., 1776, 
to help fortify Dorchester Heights. As he was to be married in a 
few months, probably he thought he would be brave and stay at 
home with his future wife. 

He was a prosperous farmer, his real estate tax in 1780 being 
$10,700, and his personal estate was $2280. 

Children, all born in Stoughton : 

I. CAL\nN, b. Apr. 23, 1777 ; d. Sept. 7. 1778. 

II. Philip, b. Feb. 22, 1779. When he became of age, he left 

for parts unknown and was never heard from. Place of his 
death not ascertained. 

III. Mary, b. Feb. 23, 1781 ; d. Feb, 1, 1871 ; m. Mar. 25, 1810, 

Ebenezer Dahox, of Dedham ; had a daughter Mary Ann. 

IV. HuLDAH, b. Feb. 25, 1783 ; d. Dorchester, May 11, 1809 ; m. 

Mar. 15, 1807, Amos Swift, of Dorchester. No children 
recorded in Dorchester. 

V. Jerusha, b. Feb. 5, 1785 ; d. Feb. 2, 18G7 ; m. Sept. 29, 1808, 

Isaac May, son of John and Hannah (Warren) May of Mil- 
ton. He was b. Aug. 15, 1784; d. Jan. 20, 1871, at Little 
Compton, R. I., at the house of his youngest daughter. He 
was a farmer and shoe manufacturer. Resided long in Stough- 
ton, then in Canton. Children : 1. Isaac, Jr.,^ b. June 26, 
1809 ; m. Apr. 28, 1834, Polly Upham of Canton ; two chil- 
dren; 2. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 16, 1811 ; m. May 16, 1828, 
Abel T. Upham of Stoughton; one child, d. in 1832. 3. Jef- 
ferson, b. Jan. 24, 1815; m. (int.) Jan. 5, 1839, Clarissa 
Wentworth of Canton ; three children. 4. Nathan, b. Feb. 
16, 1817 ; m. Sept. 25, 1840, Charlotte G. Gill of Canton. 
5. Lucy, b. Dec. 10, 1819 ; m. Nov. 4, 1849, Newell S. Bixhy 
of Chelsea, Vt. 6. John, b. Apr. 15, 1826; m. (int.) Sept. 
9, 1849, Angeline Niles Randolph. 7. Jerusha Holmes, b. 
June 30, 1829 ; m. (int.) Nov. 11, 1849, Horace W. Bixhy of 
Chelsea, Vt. 

147. VI. Lewis, b. Feb. 18, 1787; d. Dec. 11, 1870. 

148. VII. Abraham, b. Sept. 26, 1800; d. Mar. 8, 1880. 

VIII. Hanxah Fisher, b. Dec. 11, 1805 ; d. Jan. 21, 1888 ; m. in 
Stoughton, Apr. 22, 1825, John Holbrook, Jr., b. Stough- 
ton, July 17, 1805, and d. there Feb. 10, 1875, son of John 



and Polly Ilolbrook. Cliildren, all born in Stoughton : 1. 
Daniel Howard HolbrooJc, b. Sept. 3, 1825 ; d. Brockton, July 
17, 1891 : m. in Stoughton, Mar. 1, 1855, Flora Leavitt of 
Maine ; one daughter. 2. Louisa Augusta Holbrook, b. May 
10, 1837 ; d. Mar. 29, 1869 ; m. in Stoughton, Jan. 1, 1857, 
Nathaniel P. Packard of Stoughton ; four children. 3. Han- 
nah Holmes Holbrook, h. June 18,1829; d. June 22,1890; 
m. in Stoughton, Kov. 20, 1849, Charles Henry Staples of 
Turner, Me. ; no children. 4. Theodore Prentiss, h. July 21, 
1832 ; d. June 2G, 1873 ; m, (1) in Stoughton, June 8, 1856, 

Maria ; no children ; m. (2) Nov. 8, 1858, Mary L. 

Hanson of Kenduskeag, Me. ; one dau. 5. Susan Abhy Hol- 
brook, b. Apr. 16, 1835; d. May 7, 1875; m. in Stoughton, 
Nov. 6, 1858, Silas D. Bates of Leeds, Me. ; no children. 
6. Rebecca Smith Holbrook, b. July 17, 1837; m. (1) Mar. 
25, 1855, Gideon Denton Crane of Stoughton ; m. (2) Dec. 
27, 1887, Charles Edward Fisher ; no children. 7. Martha 
Prentiss Holbrook,h. Dec. 2, 1839 ; d. Mar. 5, 1844. 8. Mar- 
.tha Prentiss Holbrook, b. July 22, 1844 ; d. July 30, 1844. 


Mather' Holmes {PhilijJ," Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,'^ JVath- 
aniely* Georcfe^). Named for Rev. Cotton Mather. Born in 
Stoughton, Oct. 31, 1756 ; died there, July 29, 1834. (Taken 
from gravestone, where name is cut as " Marther," 

He married March 23, 1779, Silence Fisher, daughter of Ezra 
and Mary (Fenton) Fisher, they being neighbors. She was born 
Sept. 23, l'758; died March 2, 1851. (g.s. says 1850, but is in 
error.) When she was ninety-one years old, she milked a cow that 
was twenty-one years old. 

Mather saw service in the Revolution, enlisting for three months 
in Capt. Pcnniman's*t'oni,pany in Dec, 1776. Also served eighteen 
days in March, 1778,' in Capt. Endicott's company at Roxbury. 
Was in the list of pensioners, Aug. 6, 1833, as seventy-seven years 
of age, drawing $36.67 per year, commencing March 4, 1831. 
After his death, his widow, Silence, continued drawing the pension. 

He bought land of William Curtis in 1784, and erected a liouse 
in that part of Stoughton now' in the bounds of Avon, situated 
quite near his wife's father's farm. In 1806, he rebuilt with an 
excellent house, which is standing now (1906), owned and occupied 
by his grandson Ira (275). 

He was tax collector of Stoughton in 1788, '9, '90, '91. 

In settling Mather's estate, the following allowance was made to 
the widow : " That owing to the state of the family under her care 
and circumstances of the deceased, she be allowed $125 and her own 
apparel." (It was very kind of the administrator to recommend 
this allowance to the widow to have her own " apparel " to wear I ) 


July 20, 1792, he bought marsh land in Quincy of Samuel 
Wales for £30, " it being the whole of a plate of Marshthatch bank 
& muddy Creek & hereto belonging descended to e^ Sam. Wales 


from his Dis father Moses X Wales." (Norf. Deeds, vol. 2, 
p. 118.) ""^'^ 

Aug. 1, 1797, he buys of Samuel Osgood for $150 "and for 
divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moveing " twenty 
acres, being a part of Milton School Farm Lot, so-called. {Ibid, 
vol. X, p. 83.) In another deed his name is speUed " Marther." 

He was tyler in Rising Star Lodge of Masons in Stoughton. 
Was made a mason, Nov. 12, 1818 ; made a member of Mt. Zion 
Royal Arch Chapter of Stoughton, July 27, 1821. 

Children, all born in Stoughton : 
149. I. Nathan,^ b. Apr. 23, 1780; d. Aug. 28, 1850. 

It. MiLLY, b. Dec. 28, 1781 ; d. Sept. 8, 1822. Insane, but not 
violent. Unmarried. 

III. Hannah, b. Oct. 30, 1784; d. Sept., 1864; m. June 22, 1807, 

Isaac French, a farmer, son of Levi and Amy (Packard) 
French of East Stoughton (now Avon), and formerly of 
North Bridgewater. He was b. May 21, 1779, and d. Jan. 4, 
1860. Hannah was his second wife ; his first wife was Polly 
Reynolds, dau. of Jonas and Anna (Perkins) Reynolds of 
Bridgewater. The children of Hannah, all born in Stoughton, 
were: 1. Mira, b. Apr. 16, 1808 ; m. Bathuel Morse. 2. 
Isaac, b. Feb. 2, 1810 ; never married. 3. Henry Albert, b. 
Sept. 27, 1812; d. Aug. 10, 1893; m. Mar., 1847, Ha7inah 
Jane Gushing of Weymouth. Three ch. : Charles Wyman^ 
French, James Hinckley French* and Isaac French. 4. 
Samuel, b. June 29, 1815; d. May 22, 1835; unmarried. 
5. Hannah, b. May 29, 1817; d. Oct. 7, 1867; m. Story 
Burnham, and had nine children. 6. Jane, b. June 7, 1820 ; 
m. 3fr. Abbott. 7. Luther, b. Nov. 19, 1822; d. Taunton 
Insane Hospital, Dec. 31, 1863 ; m. Martha Porter; three ch. 
8. Martha, b. Oct. 26, 1827; d. in 1898; m. John Turner, 
and had four ch. 

IV. Sylvia, b. Apr. 7, 1787 ; d. Nov. 13, 1859, in Boston ; m. Nov. 

26, 1812, Joseph Hinckley, son of Thomas and Mary 
(Taylor) Hinckley of Hallowell, Me., a lineal descendant of 
Governor Hinckley of Colonial fame, also of Elder Brewstef. 
Joseph Hinckley was b. Apr. 30, 1786, and d. in Boston in 
Sept., 1833. He made a home for his family in Boston, but 
being a sea captain was away on long deep-sea voyages during 
most of his active life. * 

Their children were all born in Boston, excepting Joseph^ 
the eldest, who was born in Stoughton. 1. Joseph Taylor)^ 

* James Hincldey French m. Oct. 1, 1876, Theresa Jane Porter, b. Mar. 17, 1853, 
dau. of Robert and Mary Holmes Porter and granddaughter of Catherine P. (Holmes) 
Drake. See iv. under Zebxjlon Holmes, Jr. (112). Mr. and Mrs. French have two 
sons. Everett Mason French, b. Apr. 22, 1879, and Lester Porter French, b. Sept. 20, 


b. Oct. 8, 1813. 2. Mary Elizabeth, b. May 11, 1816 ; d. iu 
Stark, Fla., June 9, 1881 ; m. Sylvamis Higgins, b. Orleans? 
Mass., 1810, d. iu Stark, Fla., Aug., 1887, son of Sylvanus 
and Sally Higgins. They had twelve children. The five who 
grew up were: i. Josiah W. Higgins, b. Apr. 24, 1835. ii. 
Sylvaueus H. Higgins, b. Feb. 19, 1839. iii. Louise E. 
Higgins, b. June 4, 1843. iv. Joseph H. Higgins, b. Jan. 19, 
1846. V. Thomas A. Higgins, b. Oct. 10, 1850. 3. Holmes 
Fisher, b. Feb. 7, 1819 ; d. soon. 4. Thomas Fisher, b. Feb. 2, 
1821; d. May 29, 1890, in Atlantic; m. June IG, 1844, in 
Taunton, Louise Brown Stall, b. Nov. 15, 1825, d. in Atlantic, 
Apr. 28, 1906, dau. of Gen. Isaac Stall (of War of 1812) of 
Newport, R. I. Children, all born in Boston : i. Annette 
Isadore Hinckley, b. Apr. 26, 1845 ; d. Sept. 8, 1869. ii. 
Mary Louise Hinckley, b. Mar. 31, 1847. iii. Charlotte 
Vialle Hinckley, b. July 16, 1849; d. Oct. 22, 1849. iv. 
Thomas Franklin Hinckley, b. Nov. 5, 1850; d. July 31, 
1897. V. Joseph Taylor Hinckley, b. June 28, 1852; d. 
Aug. 31, 1852. vi. George Washington Hinckley, b. July 4, 
1856. vii. James Frederic Hinckley, b. Oct. 30, 1859 ; d. 
- Aug. 13, 1860. 5. Abigail Bradford, b. Mar. 22, 1823; m. 
July 2, 1843, Francis Holmes, her cousin, son of Nathan 
(149). 6. Aaro7i Ariel, b. July 19, 1826; m. Julia Ann 
Hinckley, dau. of Benjamin Hinckley of Albany, N. Y. 
V. TiLA* (also sometimes spelled Tyla or Tiley), b. Jan. 26, 1789 ; 
^ d. in Newton, Nov. 19, 1837 ; buried in Watertown ; m. July 3, 

1816, Thomas Pope, son of Lazarus and Mary (Swan) 
Pope of Dorchester. He was h. 1792 ; d. in Natic'k, but was 
buried beside his wife iu "Watertown. He was a carpenter 
by trade, but after marriage kept the •' Swan Hotel " in 
Stoughtou. He lived some time in Boston, then in Newton. 
Children : 1. Anna Maria, b. Dec. 11, 1817 ; m. Nov. 27, 
la56, /esse Smith; no children. 2. Thomas Richardson, h. 
Aug. 2, 1819; d. June 19, 1887; m. Nov. 7, 1844, Nancy 
Ward Leighton of Columbia, Me. ; three children. 3. Harriet 
Delia, b. Sept. 11, 1825; m. (1) Aaron Littlejield, Jr., of 
Randolph ; m. (2) Sullivan Jones of Randolph ; three children. 
4. Lucretia Hammond, b. Nov. 7, 1826 ; m. Joseph Barnard 
of Canton ; two children. 5. Eliza Augusta, b. May 25, 1828 ; 
d. Aug. 2^S, 1885 ; m. Levi Keith Drake ; four children. 
150. VI. EzEKiEL, b. Apr. 2, 1792; d. Aug. 6, 1856. 

. VII. Lucy, b. Oct. 5, 1794 ; d. May 9, 1842 ; m. June 3, 1817, 
Lemuel Monk, b. Jan. 26, 1795, d. July 9, 1800, son of 
Lemuel and Chloe (Waters) Monk of Stoughton. Their 
children were : Enieline, David, Stephen, Lucy, Adoniram, 
Angeline and Helen. Adoniram d. Feb. 12, 1859, of con- 
sumption, aged 31 yrs. 
viix. Mary Drake, b. Dec. 3, 1797 ; d. Nov. 15, 1879, in Atlantic; 
m. June 9, 1821, Holmes Hinckley, son of James and 

•The father wished the child to be named "Silence." The mother said it would 
be nicknamed Tiley, so it might as well be named Tila as her real name, which was 


Mary* (Meigs) Hinckley of Hallowell, IMe., a direct descend- 
ant of Colonial Governor Hinckley, also of Elder Brewster. 
He was b. June 25, 1793, and d. in Boston, Feb. 8, 1866. 
He was the founder and president of the Hinckley Locomotive 
Works, which held supremacy in that line before the days of 
the " trusts." 

Children, all born in Boston : 1. Martha Augusta, b. May 
28, 1822. 2. Mather, b. June 19, 1824. 3. Mary Drake, 
b. Nov. 18, 1827. 4. Frederic James, b. Oct. 20, 1825? 5. 

Anna, b. Nov. 24, 1830. 6, Theoda Josephine, b. 

Mar. 24, 1835. 7. Ellen Maria, b. June 25, 1838. 


Luther^ Holmes {Philip,' JSTathaniel,* Ehenezer,'' Nathan- 
iel,^ 6reor^e'), born in Stoughton, Mar. 12, 1770, and died there 
June 21, 1806. He was killed while at work at the raising of the 
new house of his bi'other Mather (69). 

He married in Stoughton, Nov. 26, 1801, f Anna Monk, born 
in Stoughton, May 10, 1778, and died there Nov. 5, 1849, daughter 
of Elijah and Anna (Wadsworth) Monk, She married, second, 
Joseph Holmes (53). 

In 1795 he bought from the heirs of Deacon Philip (his father) 
all their rights and titles to the estate. This quitclaim deed was 
signed by Philip, Mather, "Arch" Drake, Mary Drake, Seth and 
Sibyl Strobridge, Nathaniel and Anna Smith, and Bethia Holmes. 
(Norfolk Deeds, Vol. 3, p. 235.) 

July 13, 1816, Mather -was appointed administrator of Luther's 
estate, although it is recorded in the Dedham Records that Luther 
is the administrator and Mather is the "late deceased." Real es- 
tate, $4,380. Personal estate, $753. 

Nathan Holmes (Luther's cousin) was appointed guardian to 
Luther's children. His widow by order of the court was " allowed 
to retain her w^earing apparel and not put it in the inventory,"! 

jNIay 12, 1807, the wndow Anna had her thirds set oif as follows : 

" 1/3 of home lot * * * * * line running to the Centre of the 
front door thence through the Centre of the Chimney to the back room " 
* « * * u Widow entitled to one half of the Chamber and one half 
of the Cellar (viz.) the Easterly part and the Closet in the Chimney by 
the Cellar stairs with the incumbrance of his mother in Law to occujiy and 
improve the back room durmg her natural life,§ the widow has the privi- 
lege of using the Chamber and Cellar stairs, the oven, well and door yard, 
&c. Also the j^rivilege to improve 1/3 of Barn floor." ; 

* Mary Meigs was daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah (Holmes) Meigs of Machias, 
Me. But Hannah Holmes was of no relation to any Holmes mentioned in this work. 
fTown records. The old family bible says Jan. 12, 1802. 
1 This -was a special privilege in those days and accorded to but few. 
§ No punctuation in the original record. 


But it was not until Sept. 3, 1822, that the ehildrcn received 
their portion. Luther had the home lot, twenty-six acres, with 
buildings; "the lot E. side Stoughton turnpike " of* nineteen acres 
and other lots of land. Sally Morse had the Kingsbury lot (so 
called), a meadow in Canton, a salt marsh in Dorchester and other 
lands. (Norfolk Deeds, Vol. 39, p. 8.) 

Children, both born in Stoughton : 

I. Sally Monk,' b. Apr. 22, 1803 ; d. in Stoughton, Oct. 6, 1877 ; 
m. ill Stoughtou, Nov. 18, 1821, Jkdedxaii Mouse, a house- 
wright, b. Canton, Sept. 26, 1800, d. there, May 5, 1863, 
son of Samuel and Mary (Wentworth) Morse. (Mary Went- 
worth's maiden name was Jordan. She was tlie widow of 
Jedediah Wentworth and tlie third wife of Samuel Morse.) 
Mr. Morse served two terms in the Legislature. Children, the 
first three born in Stoughton, the last three born in Sharon : 
1. A?in Holmes Morse, b. May 12, 1822, now living with her 
- son Henry in Stoughton. She m. in Sharon, Nov. 26, 1840, 
Abner Bird, b. in Stoughton, Aug. 22, 1817; d. there Feb. 
21, 1888. Children, all b. in Stoughton : i. Jedediah Morse 
Bird, b. Aug. 22, 1841. ii. Leander Tinkham Bird, b. May 
17, 1845 ; d. Oct. 2, 1849. iii. Alonzo Valorous Bird, b. Oct. 
31, 1847 ; d. Mar. 11, 1849. iv. Sarah Ann Bird, b. Feb. 11, 
1850. V. Miunietta Melissa Bird, b. Apr, 12, 1855. vi. 
Henry Morton Bird, b. .June 11, 1862. 2. Sarah Morse, b. 
May 10, 1835; d. in Canton, Apr. 19, 1855, m. there, .luly 
5, 1847, George Abbott Weld. One child. 3. Henry Upham 
Morse, b. Winchendon, Jan. 15, 1833; d. Dec. 11, 1865; m. 
twice. 4. Luther Holmes Morse, h.]:!\ov. ^,1S37. 5. Herbert 
Augustus Morse, b. Aug. 22, 1841 ; d. Sept. 25, 1867; unmar- 
ried. 6. Frederick Morton Morse, b. July 11, 1844 ; d. Oct. 
8, 1845. 
151. n. Luther, b. May 24, 1806 ; d. Mar. 15, 1840. 


Myron" Holmes {Jehoshaphnt,^ Jehoshaphat^* Jehosha- 
phat^^ JSfathaniel,' George,^). Born in Salisbury, Conn., in 
1787, and died there (?) in 1812. 

He married in 1811, Nancy Drake, born in Litchfield, Conn., 
and died in Sandusky, Ohio, in 185(5, daughter of Benjamin Drake. 

Myron Holmes was a physician and had been married but a few 
months when he died, and ids widow in a few weeks married Dr. 
Daniel Tilden, a native of New Hampshire, and gave birth, in Litch- 
field, Conn., to a son, Aug. 25, 1812, of which Myron Holmes 
was the father, but to whom she gave the name of Mviiox Holmes 
TiLDEX. Dr. and Mrs. Tilden moved to Norwalk, Ohio. .Mr. 
Tilden (the son) became prominent in the state ; he was elected 
mayor of Toledo, twice ; was seven years Judge of a circuit court 


and later Judge of the Superior Court. He married in Norwalk, 
Ohio, Jan. 1, 1S33, Louisa Morse and had four children. He 
died in Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 23, 1888. 


Fi'ederic Augustus" Holmes {Jehoshaphat,^ Jehosha- 
phut,^ Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Salisbury, 
Conn., July 27, 1795, and died of cancer in Binghamton, N. Y., 
May 26, 1874. 

He married in Binghamton, Sept. 27, 1831, Mary Butler, 
born in Falls Village, Conn., June 10, 1802 ; died in Binghamton, 
from the effects of a broken hip, Oct. 26, 1891, daughter of Gideon 
and Sally (A\'ells) Butler. j\Ir. Holmes was one of the early set- 
tlers of Binghamton. 

Children, all born in Binghamton : 

152. I. Myron Augustus,'^ b. June 21, 1833; d. Apr. 1, 1889. 

II. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Aug. 19, 1834'^; now living in Bingham- 

ton (?); m. in Binghamton, July 10, 1855, James Sloan 
Hamilton, a book keeper, b. in Dundaff, Pa., Sept. 15, 1831, 

d. in Wilkesbarre, Pa., March 10, 1863, son of and 

Mary (Dennison) Hamilton. Children, both b. in Bingham- 
ton: 1. Frederic Butler, b. Feb. 16, 1857, now living in 
Scranton, Pa., m. in Flushing, L. L, Apr. 24, 1889, Helen Le- 
imsseur, b. in Paris, France ; one son, Everett Levasseur, b. 
Jan. 4, 1896. 2. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 28, 1859, now living in 
Binghamton, unmarried. 

III. Edwin Prentice, b. Jan. 1, 1836 ; d. Binghamton, Apr. 15, 

1903, of organic heart disease. Never married. 

153. IV. William Butler, b. Apr. 17, 1837. 

V. Charles Wheaton, b. July 20, 1840 ; d. Binghamton, May 5, 

1898 ; unmarried. 

VI. Clara Augustus, b. Mar. 12, 1848 ; now living in Binghamton, 



* Rev. Edwin^ Holmes (Jehoshaphat,^ Jehoshcqjhat* , Je- 
hoshaphat,^ j^atlianiel,^ George^). Born in Salisbury, Conn., 
July 17, 1797, and died in Hudson, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1873, of 

He married in Livingston, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1832, Sarah Maria 
McClellan, born in Livingston, Feb. 26, 1802, and died in 
Hudson, March 28, 1884, of gastritis, daughter of Dr. (physician) 
John and Sarah (Jones) McClellan. 

Rev. Edwin Holmes graduated from Union College, N. Y., in 
1822, and from the Theological Seminary of Xew Brunswick, New 
Jersey, in 1827, and had pastorates in Poughkeepsie, Albany, 
Athene, Nassau and Chatham. He was Principal of Dutchess 


Academy from 1822 to 1825. He was gentle, firm, cheerful, and al- 
ways rendered courageous service and was conscientiously diligent. 
The simple, implicit, yet sublime faith he reposed in Christ was con- 
tagious, hence his great and real success. None knew him but to 
love him or named him but to praise. (Abstract from his biogra- 
phy in the Manual of the Reformed Church in America, p. 527.) 
Children, the last three born in Nassau, N. Y. : 

154. I. John McClellan," b. iu Livingston, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1834 

II. Robert, b. Albany. N. Y., Apr. 18, 1836 ; d. there, Mar. 11, 


III. Susan Bosworth, b. June 11, 1839, now living (1907) in New 

York City, m. in Ponghkeepsie, N. Y., June 2, 1863, Free- 
man Randon Myers, b. N. Y. City, Mar. 2, 1834, now liv- 
ing there, son of James and Mary Skidmore (Wright) Myers. 
Mr. Myers is Assistant Treasurer of the Am. Bank Note Co. 
-^ No children. 

IV. Jane Sutherland, b. April 12, 1842 ; d. Dec. 23, 1896 ; un- 


V. Mary Metcalf, b. Aug. 20, 1843; unmarried. 


Elijah* Holiiies {Jonathan" Nathaniel^'' Jehoshaphat,'^ Na- 
^ thaniel,' George^). Born in Pomfret, Conn., Aug. 19, 1777, 
and died in West AVinfield, N. Y., June 2, 1855. 

He married, first, in Pomfret, Oct. 7, 1798, Olive Ingalls, 
born in Pomfret, Mar. 3, 1781, died in AYest Winfield, May 6, 
1806. He married, second, in 1808, his half cousin Marcia 
Holmes, daughter of Rev. Jezeniah (38). She is buried in Lone 
Rock, Wisconsin. 

Elijah Holmes went to Winfield from Pomfret in 1801 and took 
his parents with him. He settled beside his uncle Jezeniah and 
twenty-five years after owned both farms. He was a deacon in the 
Baptist Church at West Winfield. 

Children, the first one born in Pomfret, the others born in West 
Winfield : 

155. I. Alvah,' b. Feb. 12, 1799 ; d. Mar., 1873. 

156. II. Orange, b. Dec. 25, 1801 ; d. Dec. 13, 1864. 

IJI. Pamelia, b. 1803?; m. Hon. Albert G. P^llis ; lived and 
died at Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

IV. Eliza, b. April 15, 1806; d. at Cedar Lake, N. Y., Jan. 12, 
1862; m. Jan. 15, 1829, Anson Rider, b. May 9, 1806 ; d. 
at Cedar Lake, Apr. 5, 1886, son of Lewis B. Rider. Chil- 
dren, probably all born at Cedar Lake : 1 . Houghton Lewis, 
b. Nov. 15, 1829. 2. Holmes, b. Oct. 8, 1830. 3. FMen, b. 
Nov. 13, 1831; d. May 1. 1857. 4. Roswell A., b. Feb. 9, 
1833 ; d. Apr. 13, 1881. 5. Ruth E., b. Mar. 28. 1834. 6. 
John B., b. Aug. 10, 1835; d. Dec. 13, 1891 ; m. Ellen Ame- 
lia Utley. 7. Byron, b. Nov. 19, 1836 ; d. Apr. 27, 1837. 8. 


Mary J., b. June 7, 1838. 9. Sarah E., b. Sept. 30, 1839, 
d. May 11, 1889. 10. Rosaline, b. Mar. 5, 1841, d. in June, 
1883. 11. Anson, Jr., b. Aug. 8, 1842. 12. Romelia, b. 
Dec. 27, 1843, d. Oct. 3, 1844. 13. Alvah J., b. June 29, 
1845, d. in Jan., 1906. 14. Orange (?., b. June 21, 1847. 
15. Byron A., b. Mar. 8, 1850, d. Nov. 29, 1902. 

V. RoswELL, b. Oct 26, 1810 ; d. Oct. 29, 1837 ; m. in Jan., 1837, 

Sarah Palmer, daughter of Vose and Sally Palmer. They 
resided in W. Wiufield, N. Y. No children. 

VI. Augustus, b. 1818 ; d. Feb. 27, 1831. 

VII. Sophia Ingalls, b. Feb. 5, 1828 ; d. in Routt Co., Colorado, 

Apr. 25, 1898. She was a piano teacher and married a Mr. 
Taylor. No children. 

VIII. Clarissa, b. July 23, 1835, d. at the Tabitha Home, in Lin- 

coln, Nebraska, Dec. 18, 1892; unmarried. 


Isaiali® Holmes {JVathaniely^ Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ 
Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Groton, Conn., Mar. 14, 1787, 
and died in South Richland, N. Y., June 23, 1870. 

He married, first, in Winfield, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1813, Sally 
Richards, born in Litchfield, N. Y., March 9,1794; died in 
South Eichland, July 8, 1843, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Slos- 
son) Richards. 

He married, second, in South Richland, Nov. 2, 1843, his cou- 
sin Eliza Babcock, born in Brookfield, N. Y., June 8, 1809; 
died in South Richland, Dec. 27, 1865, daughter of Jonathan and 
Elizabeth (Adams) Babcock. 

He married, third, in Holmesville (a part of Richland), N. Y., 
Nov. 23, 1866, " the widow of a soldier," Mrs. Martha Melvina 
Thompson, born in Holmesville (?), Feb. 12, 1829, and died 
in Centreville, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1893, widow of William D. Thomp- 
son, who died in the army, Jan. 26, 1863, and daughter of Elijah 
and Eunice (Kingsley) Dana. She had several children by Mr. 
Thompson. By Isaiah Holmes' last marriage one child was born 
(John Dana), when Isaiah was nearly eighty-one years old. 
ISIrs. Holmes married again, Nov. 26, 1876, Erastus D. Wyman 
of Orwell, N. Y. 

He was a cripple and on crutches when a boy, but earned con- 
siderable money by braiding whip lashes, tanning the hides of wood- 
chucks for his leather. He lived in Plainfield, Conn., then. He 
lived in Albany a while and went to New York on the second steam- 
boat ever built, the Paragon by name. The fare was twelve dollars 
each way. He also went trom Albany to New York in horse cars 
on rails of wood ; the horses were driven tandem and were kept on 
the gallop. 


While quite a young man he went to Monticello, N. Y., and 
became a partner, afterward full owner in a store. In 1812 he 
sold out, went to Winfield, bought land and settled there. In 1832 
he went to South Richland and built a saw mill and residence on 
the cross road from the " Old Salt Road," then went back for his 
family. On the way to the new home JoHisr Bradley was born. 
In a few years he built a good house now owned and occupied by 
Mr. Andrus Rockfeller. 

Isaiah was deputy sheriff for many years. He built, owned and 
operated three different saw mills in his life. 

Children, the first five born in Winfield, the others born in South 
Richland : 

157. I. Daniel Richards," b. Sept. 2, 1815; d. Dec. 31, 1896. 

158. II. Edward A., b. June 19, 1817. 

III. Sarah Slosson, b. Oct. 12, 1819 ; d. Apr. 13, 1821. 

IV. JcDSON, b. Jan. 1, 1824; d. Aui,'. 15, 1825. 

V. Bradley H., b. June 8, 1829 ; d. in childhood. 

VI. JoHX Bradley, b. Jan. 27, 1833 ; d. Apr. 10, 1801 ; m. Ann 

Gibson but had no children. 

159. VII. Truman Slosson, b. Apr. 4, 1836; d. Apr. 19, 1903. 

160. vni. Rokwell William, b. Mar. 30, 1846. 

161. IX. Andreiav Babcock, b. Oct. 27, 1848. 

X. Ann Eliza, b. Dec. 27, 1850; d. Apr. 8, 1864. 
^ 162. XL John Dana, b. Oct. 14, 1867. 


Jezeniali® Holmes (JVathcmiel,^ jSfathaniel,* JeJioshaphat,^ 
Nathaniel,^ George^). Born, probably in Groton, Conn., Aug. 
12, 1790, and died in South Richland, N. Y., Apr. 29, 1872. 

He married in Litchfield, now Winfield, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1810, 
Martha SAveet, born Aug. 17, 1793, died in South Richland, 
June 4, 1869, daughter of and Martha Sweet. 

Jezeniah and his wife resided with Mr. and Mrs. Sweet for seve- 
ral years. In April, 1825, he bought land in South Richland, built 
a log house and moved liis family there. On the way a runaway oc- 
curred which wrecked the wagon and made havoc of the household 
goods. His first purchase of land was 636 acres, afterwards bought 
more, adjoining the land of John Holmes the pioneer, and erected 
a good frame house. 

In addition to his farming he kept a shop where shoes were made 
and repaired, also harnesses. He was a successful keeper of bees, 
having at times hundreds of hives, which added greatly to his in- 
come, and old age found him in comfortable circumstances. He 
was quiet, unobtrusive, sincere and conscientious. 

What living descendants of this family there are, take very little 
interest in their relatives, but what has been obtained is here given. 


Children, all born in Winfield, N. Y. : 

163. I. Waldo.'' 
II. Jesse. 
in. Levi. 

n'. Septimus. 


VI. Elliot, went to California. 

164. VII. Jasper. 

viii. Henrv, M. E. miuister in northern N. Y. Conference ; cl. near 
Rome, N. Y. 


X. Paulixa, m. James S. Brown of Richland ; d. in Holmes- 

ville, N. Y. ; nine children. 


Eliakim* Holmes {Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ 
Nathaniel,'' George^). Born in South Richland, N. Y., May 11, 
1794, and died in the west, place not ascertained. 

He was not married, unless after he left South Richland. 

In 1831 he built a house where he and his parents lived. In 
1850, when his father died, he sold out and moved into Illinois, 
where all trace of him is lost. 


John® Holmes {Jezeniah,^ JSfathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Na- 
thaniel,^ George^). Born July 5, 1784, presumably in Pomfret, 
Conn., although there is no record there to prove it; died in South 
Richland, N. Y., March 2, 1854, of paralysis and was buried from 
the church the following Sunday. 

He married in Winfield, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1805, Grace King, a 
school teacher, born June 5, 1782, died Dec. 15, 1859, daughter 
of Silas and Anna King of Alstead, N. H. 

John was the pioneer of South Richland. In the spring of 1806 
he took up land and worked all summer on it, to make improvements. 
It was a forest and there was a house just one and one half miles 
each way from his log house, which he built alone. In the fall of 
1806, he walked home to Winfield, a distance of eighty miles. 
He returned with his wife and child in March, 1807, on a sled 
drawn by oxen. About fifteen miles of the road was only cut out 
through the heavy timber, part of it through an unbroken forest 
and unbroken snow, with nothing to guide them but blazed trees. 
The nearest grist mill was in Oswego, twenty miles away. 

About 1820 he built a saw and grist mill, supplanting it with a 
more modern structure in 1835. 

He was clerk of the Baptist Church in Richland from 1828 to 
1834, the elder Jezeniah supplying the pulpit. 


He was a strong man of sterling character, a model to future 
generations, a specimen of the kind of men who went up out of the 
seed bed of Xew England and built the American nation. 
Children, all born in South Richland, N. Y., except Elvira : 
I. Elvira,' b. Winfield, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1806 ; d. in Fayetteville, 
N. Y., Sept. 10, 1839, of bilious fever. She married in Belle- 
ville, Upper Canada, June 14, 1835, Rev. Charles Jones, 
b. in Williamstown. Mass., Aug. 1, 1809, d. in North Ab- 
ingtou, Sept. 15, 1862, son of Israel and Philena (Foote*) 
Jones. Elvira was teaching school in Belleville and took 
much interest in a revival conducted by the Rev. Mr. Jones. 
Children, both boru in Belleville : 1. Jesse Henry Jones, b. 
Mar. 29, 1836; d. in Halifax, Mass., Apr. 19. 1904; m. in 
South Richland, N. Y, Clara Dodge, b. Richland, N. Y, 
May 19, 1834, now (1907) living in Washington, D. C, 
daughter of Chester (of Tolland, Conn.) and Martha (Cone) 
Dodge (of Middletown, Conn.) No children. Mr. Jones 
was a graduate of Harvard College in 1856, afterwards of 
the Andover Theological Seminary, where he was the best 
Hebrew scholar. At the beginning of the war he raised a 
company for the 60th N. Y. Reg't., and was in the battles 
of Cl:|ancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Mountain and Ring- 
^ gold, coming home as major. After the war he entered the 

ministry. He was a born preacher. He took great interest 
in the Holmes Family and wrote in narrative form a series 
of articles in the Pulaski (N. Y.) Democrat of those families 
that went into Winfield and South Richland. 2. Charles 
Cranmer Jones, b. Feb. 3. 1838; d. at N. Abington, Apr. 14, 
1902; m. in N. Y. City, Feb. 8, 1866, Alice Mary Harding; 
two children, Lilian Hardinsr Jones and Emma Louise Jones. 

165. n. Jesse N., b. May 12, 1809; d. Feb. 2. 1836. 

III. Esther King, b. Feb. 21, 1811 ; d. in Wheaton, 111., Oct. 21, 
1872; m. in Pulaski, N. Y, Mar. 24, 1841, Lawrence 
Fonda. Esther became a public lecturer and was decidedly 
successful. Children: 1. Jesse Lawrence, wow the Rev. J. 
L. Fonda of Chicago. 2. A daughter, who died in infancy. 

166. IV. John Newton, b. Mar. 22, 1813"; d. Jan. 14, 1890. 

V. Grace Maria, an artist, b. Feb. 19, 1815 ; d. in Suffolk, Va., 
of bilious fever, July 16, 1844, unmarried. In 1840, she was 
principal of Rah way, N. J., Institute. In 1842, principal of 
Suffolk. Va., Academv- She had a public funeral. 

167. VI. Milton, b. Aug. 23, 1814; d. Nov. 1, 1896. 

168. vii. Almon, b. June 6, 1819. 

VIII. Ann Electa, b. July 16, 1821 ; m. a Mr. Carter. Children: 
1. A daughter, who m. ./. S. Marshall, M.D., D.D.S., of Chi- 
cago. 2. John Schuyler Carter. Ann Electa went three 
years to her brother's school in New Jersey as a scholar and 
was there as an assistant. 

169. IX. Samuel Newell, b. May 31, 1823; d. May 30, 1900. 

• Philena Foote was cousin to Roxanna Foote, mother of Henry Ward Beecher, 
both cousins to Commodore Foote of the U. S. Navy. 



Rosweir Holmes {Jezeniah,^ Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,"^ 
Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Pomfret, (?) Conn., Dec. 27, 
1785, and died in Philadelphifi, Sept. 8, 1840. 

He married in Philadelphia about 1819, Mary Ann Lane, 

born in England* in 1798, and died in Philadelphia, Jan. 11, 1874. 
She married (second), Mar. 28, 1844, Charles N. Robinson. She 
married (third) Bowman. 

Rosvvell Holmes left Tolland, Conn., in 1793, and Avent to Litch- 
field, now Winfield, N. Y. After he became of age he Avent to 
Philadelphia, where he remained. 

Children, all born in Philadelphia: 

I. Caroline Emily,' b. Oct. 4, 1820 ; d. iu Phil'a, March 25, 

1841; m. in Phil'a, Dec. 19, 1838, Alexander James 
Harper, b. in Phil'a, Feb. 13, 1816, d. there in Aug. 1869, 
son of James and Charlotte A. (Sloane) Harper. One child, 
James Holmes Har-per, b. in Phil'a, Feb. 21, 1841, and d. 
there Aug. 26, 1898 ; m. in Phil'a, Knte Lee, dau. of Wether- 
ill and Eliza (Heckmau) Lee. Children, all b. in Phil'a: 
1. Clarence Lee Harper,! b. July 31, 1864; m. in Phil'a, 
June 10, 1894, Cora Viola Bailey, dau. of E. Headley and 
Hannah Maria (Casseday) Bailey ; two children, ii. Kate 
Elizabeth Harper, b. Sept. 5, 1866 ; m. Apr. 27, 1892, Joseph 
Clifford Daudo, Jr., son of Joseph and Beulah (Parker) Daudo ; 
four children, iii. George Augustus Harper ; d. soon after 

II. Mary Ann, b. July 27, 1822; d. Aug. 19, 1848 ; m. Feb. 15, 

1843, William Hollinshead. Record of children not ob- 
tained. There was one Mary Hollinshead of New Jersey, 
who m. Jesse Griest. (See Sharpless Genealogy, p. 1190.) 

III. Emily Eliza, b. June 29, 1824 ; d. Mar. 29, (18^25 ?). 
170. IT. KoswELL William, b. Nov. 22, 1826; d. Mar. 22, 1897. 

V. Cornelia Elizabeth, b. Apr. 30, 1829; d. in Philadelphia, 
May 3, 1901 ; m. (first), in Phil'a, Dec. 19, 1843, Samuel 
Badger, a lawyer, b. iu Phil'a, Aug. 26, 1824 ; d. in Bristol, 
Pa., May 21, 1862, son of Samuel and Olivia Ann (Root) 
Badger. She m. (second), William Guido Moorhead, b. 
in Penn., July 7, 1811 ; d. in Phil'a, Jan. 13, 1895. She m. 
(third) in Pliil'a, Dec. 24, 1896, James Mattocks Scovel. 
Children, all b. in Phil'a : 1. Cornelia Holm,es Badger, b. 
Apr. 25, 1845; d. in Jaffa, Syria, Jan. 2, 1880; m. in Phil'a, 
iu 1870, John Baldwin Hay, b. in Missouri, now (1905) living 
iu Jaffa, son of Isaac H. and Ann Maury (Baldwin) Hay, a 
cousin of the late U. S. Secretary of State, John Hay. Child- 
ren : I. Arthur Moorhead Hay, b. Beirut, Syria, Feb. 7, 

* Philadelphia Death Records state that she was born in Philadelphia. 

t Mr. Harper is president of the Union Trust Co., also jn-esident of the Eastern 
Milling & Export Co., and has been prominent in the reform movement of politics and 
finances in Philadelphia. 


1872; m. July, 1902, Mary Schull ; one child, ii. Enol 
Baldwin Hay, b. Beirut, Syria, Mar. 23, 1873 ; m. Nov., 1901, 
Mary Bradley ; two children, in. Alice Cary Hay, b. Phil'a, 
Aug. 20, 1874; m. Oct. 5, 1901, John Bowen Leeds; two 
children, iv. Kenneth Hay, b. in Cairo, Egypt, July 21, 
187G; m. in London, Eug., in 1896, Violet Hamilton of 
Liverpool ; one chikl. v. Mary Maury Hay, b. Jaffa, Sept. 
29, 1879, d. in Phil'a, Sept. 12, 1880. 2. Mary Livia Badger, 
b. Dec. 5, 1846; d. in Phil'a, Jan. 3, 1902; m. in Phil'a, 
Nov. 16, 1870, Rev. Wilbur Fish Paddock, D.D., a noted 
Episcopal divine, b. in Cazenovia, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1831 ; d. 
in Phil'a, June 11, 1903; graduated from Hamilton College, 
N. Y., in 1853 ; Rector of St. Paul's Cliurch, Cleveland, Ohio, 
late of St. Andrevr's, in Phil'a. Children : i. Ernest Moor- 
head Paddock, b. Jan. 19, 1872 ; m. in Washington, D. C., 
Apr. 26, 1900, Margaret Bateman ; one child, ii. Constance 
Wilhurta Paddock, b. Feb. 26, 1873; m. in PhQ'a, Apr. 19, 
/ 1893, Rev. Dr. S. Edward Young of Missouri, a celebrated 
Presbyterian preacher ; three children, in. Ralph LathrojD 
Paddock, b. Feb. 12, 1876 ; unm. (1905). 3. Helen Marr 
Badger, b. and d. in Aug., 1848. 


Horace'^ Holmes {Jezeniah,' Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ 
Nathaniel,' George^). Born in Tolland, Conn., Sept. 23, 1792, 
and died in Albion(?), N. Y. 

He married, in 1817, Priscilla Barker, ofBridgewater, N. Y. 

In 1821, by a bargain with his father, Horace took charge of the 
home farm in Winfield and carried it on for five years. He moved 
to Albion in 182o. Diligent inquiries about this fixmily fail to 
meet with any satisfactory response. 

He had nine children, three of whom were living in 1900, Mrs. 
IMary Dean, b. Oct., 1818, Mrs. Sarah Hall and Jesse N. 


Hartley* Holmes {Jezeniah," Nfathaniel,* Jehoshaphat^^ 
Nathaniel,^ George^ ). Born in Litchfield, Mass., now Winfield, 
N. Y., March 7, 1802, and died in Homer, 111., Nov. 9, 1880. 

He married (first), in Winfield, Feb. 19, 1824, Betsey Gates, 
born in Winfield, Jan. 7, 180a, and died there May 2.5, 1835. 
He married (second), Sept. 25, 1837, Mary Jane Reynolds, 
a widow from Sand Banks, N. Y., whose maiden name was Stevens, 
born in 1816, died in Winfield, June 13, 1841. He married 
(third), Jan. 10, 1842, Harriet Eliza Leonard, born in 1819, / 
and is now (1907) living in Detroit, ^Nlich. 

While in Winfield, Mr. Holmes was a fiirmer, timber contractor 
and deacon of the Baptist Church in Holmesville. He was con- 


verted by his father, who, when returnini^ from a revival meeting 
on horseback met Hartley. Alighting from his horse, the father 
asked the son to kneel in the road, which he did. The father then 
prayed for the son's conversion. People passing, stopped and joined 
the circle. Hartley was converted then and there, as well as another 
man, who afterwards became a preacher of the gospel. 

Oct. 1, 1847, he left Holmesville for Maumee City, Ohio, where 
he stayed seven years, then moved to Dickinson's Island, in the St. 
Clair River, where he engaged in stock raising for three years. In 
1857 he went to Tolono, 111., where he was hotel proprietor and 
land agent. In 1867 he moved to Homer, 111., where he kept a 
hotel until his death. 

Children, all but the last one born in a part of Winfield called 
Holmesville, now Fern wood : 

I. Angeline," b. Feb. 20, 1826 ; d. in Winfield, Kansas, Nov. 9, 

1906; m. (1) Oct. 15, 1846, Florence Weed Doane, b. in 
Pulaski, N. Y., May 23, 1822, d. in a railroad wreck in Illi- 
nois, Jan. 23, 1857, he being a passenger conductor on the 
Great Western R. R. She m. (2) in Chapin, 111., in 1875, 
AViLLiAM L. MuLLix, who d. in 1894. Children : 1. Al- 
bert Holmes Doane, b. in Algoma. Wis., Sept. 1, 1847 ; m. in 
Homer, 111., May 18, 1868, Alice Waple ; two children. 2. 
Frank B. Doane, b. in Algoma, Wis., May 29, 1849; d. 
there Aug. 23, 1850. 3. Frank W. Doane, b. in Decatur, 
111., Feb. 28, 1857; m. in D^iW\\\q,TW., Meta Mc Reynolds ; 
four children. 

II. Albert Gates, b. Feb. 20, 1828; d. in Nevada City, Califor- 

nia, in Nov., 1851, of typhoid fever; unmarried. 

III. Levant Merrill, b. Oct. 15, 1830; d. in Holmesville, N. Y., 

Dec. 19, 1837. 

171. IV. Roswell Hartley, b. Nov. 25, 1838. 

172. V. Trcjiax Leonard, b. Jan. 13, 1843; d. Dec, 1904. 

VI. Willie Waters, b. in Tolono, III., Sept. 7, 1859 ; d. there in 
Nov., 1865. 


Thomas Dresser* Holmes {Ehenezer,^ Ehenezer,* Jehosh- 
aphat,^ JSJ'uthaniel,^ George^). Born in Pomfret, Conn., May 25, 
1794, and died in Woodstock, Conn., Feb. 14, 1872. 

He married, Dec. 10, 1835, Hannah C. Jenckes, daughter 
of John and Elizabeth (Cushing) Jenckes. 

Thomas Dresser Holmes was a physician, graduated at Brown 
University, Providence, R. I., and practiced in Rhode Island. In 
the latter part of his life he retired to Woodstock. 
Children, all except the last, born in Providence : 

I. Elizabeth Cushing,'' b. Nov. 25, 183G ; now living in Spring- 
field (1906) ; m. June 13, 18GG, William Philips, son of 
Erastus and Chloe Grosvenor (Hartshorn) Philips of Wood 


stock. Mr. Philips was in the Civil "War. Children: 1. 
Mary .Tenches Philips, b. iii Woodstock, Oct. 18, 18G7 ; m. 
Nov. 16, 1892, William A. Buck; four ch., throe of whom are 
living in Oneida, N. Y. 2. William E. Philips, b. in J'all 
Kiver, Apr. 19, 1873; d. in Putnam, Conn., July 28, 1873. 
3 and 4. Mien H. and Anne E. Philips, twins, b. Fall River, 
July 13, 1874; d. Julv 20, 1874. 5. Clara Holmes Philips, 
b. Central Falls, R. L, Nov. 1, 1877. 

173. II. Thomas Dresser, Jr., b. Feb. 14, 1839. 

174. III. John Jenckks, b. Smithfiekl, R. I., Jan. 28, 1842. 


Leiuiier Holmes, Jr. {Lemuel,' Ehenezer,* Jehoshaphat,^ 
JVathaniel,^ George^). Born in Pomfret, Conn., March 5, 1797, 
and<lied there, Oct. 8, 18G9. 

He married in Pomfret, Jan. 29, 1824, Huldall Perrin, born 
in Pomfret, July 29, 1802, died there, March 25, 1887, daughter 
of Jedediah and Diana (Aldrich) Perrin. 

Mr. Holmes was an architect and builder, and was Representative 
to the Connecticut Legislature two years. 

Cliildren, all born in Pomfret : 

175. I. Lemuel Albert," b. Dec. 29, 1824; d. Sept. 8, 18G2. 

176. II. LuciAN Nichols, b. Sept. 1, 1827 ; d. Apr. 24, 1898. 

in. Cordelia Mathewson, b. Oct. 30, 1832; now (1905) living 

in Pomfret ; unm. 
IV. Marion, b. Apr. 11, 1835 ; d. in Chicago, III., May 3, 1877 ; 

m. Aug. 26, 1863, John Winn Kelly. One child: Kath- 

erine Holmes Kelly, b. in Pomfret, Nov. 29, 1865 ; d. in Chi- 
^ cago, Apr. 28, 1900; m. in Chicago, Nov. 14, 1888, David 

Robert Lewis. 


Frederic' Holmes {Lemuel,' Ebenezer,* Jehoshaphat,' 
JVathcimel,^ Geoi-ge^). Born in Pomfret, July 10, 1803, and 
died there, Aug. 23, 184G. 

He married in Ashford, Conn., April 19, 1840, Abij^ail Sea- 
mens, born in Ashford, Feb. 3, 1814, died in Putnam, Conn., 
March 5, 1849, daughter of Benjamin, Jr., and Abigail (Brown) 

One child : 

Mary Ann,'' b. in Pomfret, Oct. 16, 1845; m. Sept. 22, 1876, 
John Nelson Wilson of Eastford, Conn., by whom she 
had one ch. : Frederic Holmes Wilson, b. in Pomfret, Sept. 5, 
1880; d. in Redlands, California, June 10, 1896. 

/ 85 

Daniel Faulkner' Holmes {Perley," Ehenezer,* Jehosha- 
jphat,^ Nathaniel,'^ George^). Born in Thompson, Conn., March 
16, 1795, and died in Sturbridge, Jan. 20, 1854. 


He married in Sturbridge, Nov. 28, 1827, Persis IVichols, 
born in Pomfret, Oct. 29, 1800, died in Sturbridge, of consump- 
tion, Sept. 12; 1861, daughter of Caleb and Persis (Adams) 
Nichols . 

Persis was appointed administrator of her husband's estate 
March 7, 1854, and gave bond for $10,000. 

Mr. Holmes was a resident of Charlton for a few years about 
1843. He bought a farm in the north part of Sturbridge, on the 
Brookfield Road. It was probably this place that fell into the 
hands of the eldest son, George, by purchase, the latter selling it 
to his mother on Feb. 11, 1859. (Worcester Deeds, vol. 607, 
p. 398.) The mother (Persis) only a few days before her death 
deeded it to her daug'hter Persis. 

Children, all except the last one, born in Sturbridge : 

177. I. George,' b. Sept. 28, 1828; d. Apr. 29, 1859. 

II. Sarah, b. Oct. 29, 1830 ; cl. Feb. 15, 1832. 

III. Perley Addison, b. May 29, 1833 ; d. Jan. 9, 1876, of a heart 

complaint. Never married. 

IV. Sanford, b. Dec. 4, 1835 ; d. in Sturbridge, of consumption, 

July 16, 1855. 

V. Persis, b. July 29, 1838 ; d. iu Sturbridge, May 29, 1867 ; m. 

in Sturbridge, Apr. 3, 1862, Lewis Upham, b. in Brookfield, 
Jan. 7, 1825, d. Sturbridge, July 7, 1892, son of William and 
Ladoritha Upham. One ch. : Clara Persis, b. Sturbridge in 
1865; d. Feb. 6, 1866. 

178. VI. Daniel Hiel, b. in Brimfield, July 11, 1842, 


Charles L.' Holmes {Perley,^ Ehenezer,* Jehoshaphat,^ 
Nathaniel,^ George^^. Born in Thompson, Conn., Oct. 15, 
1796, and died in South Carolina. 

He went South when a young man, and married there, but not a 
word has been heard from him or aHy member of his family since 
the Civil War. Diligent inquiries have been made, but nothing 
can be obtained of him or any of his descendants. 


George Wilson^ Holmes {Perley," Ebenezer,* Jehosha- 
phat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Thompson, Conn., Dec. 
20, 1798, and died in Southbridge, Oct 1, 1855, of consumption. 

He married in Sturbridge, Nov. 6, 1825, Mary Eliza Plimp- 
ton, born in Sturbridge, Nov. 29, 1804, and died in Southbridge, 
Dec. 13, 1857, of pleurisy, daughter of John and Molly (Marsh) 
Plimpton . 

Mr. Holmes was a cabinet maker, a skilful mechanic, but like his 
parents and other members of this family, moved about quite a 


On June 30, 1826, he sifjned an agreement and paid $050 each 
to the other heirs of Daniel Faulkner to own and occupy the Faulk- 
ner farm. April 1, 1837, he then called "of Monson " sold this 
farm to Lemuel L. Holmes (his brother), taking a mortgage back 
of $1150. (Worcester Deeds, vol. 329, pp. 23-24.) 

Xov. 3, IJ^^^O, he and his wife bought out the other heirs of John 
Plimpton, and he returned to Sturbridge to live. {Ibid, vol. 356, 
p. 465.) He probably left Sturbridge in 1848, at the time he made 
a trade with George A. Dresser of Southbridge. 

Children, all except the youngest, born in Sturbridge: 

I. Mary ElizaJ b. Aug. 22, 1826; d. in Southbridge, Dec. 17, 

1902 ; m. in Sturbridge, May 15, 1846. Lorenzo Morton, 

a farmer, b. in Charlton, Feb. 17, 181 'J, d. in Sturbridge, 

\ Oct. 26, 1891, son of Reuben and Abigail (Tourtelotte) 

Morton. Children, tlie first three born in Sturbridge, the 

other two born in Oxford (?) : 1. Alice Eliza, b. May 29, 

•^ 1847; d. in South bridge, Feb. 6,1866. 2. George Holmes, 

b. JiUy 5, 1849; d. Feb. 14, 1866. 3. Lorenzo Frank, b. 

Dec. 15, 1854; d. Jan. 20, 1866. 4. Alfred Edgar, b. Oct. 

25, 1858; m. in Charlton, Nov., 1884, Minnie Papillon oi 

Southbridge ; three ch. 5. Clara Ida, b. Feb. 6, 1862 ; m. 

^ in Southbridge, William T. Robinson of Exeter, X. H. ; 

^hree ch. 

ir. Georgk Wilson, .Jr., b. Aug. 20, 1828; d. Sept. 8, 1828, "of 

III. CnARLKS, b. June 25, 1830 ; d. July 8, 1830. 
179-^iv. Alfred Ely, b. in Monson, May 2, 1835 ; d. Feb. 18, 1888. 


Lemuel Leonard^ Holmes {Perky,'" Ebenezer,' Jehosha- 
23hat,^ JSTalhaniel,' Georr/e^), born in Sturbridge, Dec. 12, 1803, 
and died there. Mar. 15, 1889, of cancer of the stomach. 

He married, May 30, 1832, Eliza Conjjdoii, born in Stur- 
bridge, Feb. 7, 180G, died there. Mar. 7, 1877, of dropsy, daugh- 
ter of John and ]Mary (Bower) Congdon. 

On Mar. 22, 1841, he bought land of Sarah Perrin, then leased 
it to her for life, witliout mention of consideration. (Worcester 
Deeds, Vol. 356, p. 473.) March 7, 1877, he sold for $2000 to 
his son Frederic 620 acres of land in Sturbridge. It will be noticed 
that this date coincides with the date of the death of his wife {ibid. 
Vol. 1001, p. 489). 

Children, all born in Sturbridge : 

I. Maria,'' b. Apr. 14, 1833; d. Apr. 16, 1833, family record, 
Apr. 23, town record. 
180. II. Charles, b. Aug. 7, 1834; d. Jane 30, 1888. 

lu. Ann Conguon, b. Aug. 16, 1836, now (1006) living in Spring- 
field; m. in Sturbridge, Aug. 16, 1870, as his second wife. 


Samuel Addisox Siiujiavay, b. in Stiirbridge, Aug. 18, 
1830, son of Alpheus and Pliila (Marsh) Sbumway. ]Mr. 
Shumway had previously married in West Springfield, Mar. 
12, 1857, Luciuda Janette Stoddard, dau. of Charles and Lu- 
cinda (Streeter) Stoddard, who died in Sturbridge, Mar. 2, 
1869, and by whom he had two children. Mr. Shumway 
served one year in the civil war in Co. A, 2d Mass. Heavy 
Artillery, stationed mostly at Newbern, N. C. Children, all 
born in Sturbridge: 1. Elizabeth Anna, b. Aug. 21, 1871. 
2. Herbert Alpheus, b. Aug. 1.5, 1874; m. in No. Brookfield, 
Oct. 5, 1897, Helen Bartlett Nichols ; no children. 3. Walter 
Lemuel, b. July 20, 1877. 4. Rufas Wilbur, b. Dec. 22, 1879, 
drowned in Agawam River, May 20, 1905, by being upset in 
a canoe. 
IV. Mauy Sophia, b. Oct. 22, 1838 ; m. at Newton Highlands, 
May 23, 1889, as his second wife, Thomas Willcutt, b. in 
Cohasset, Dec. 13, 1814, d. there Aug. 20, 1900, son of 
Thomas and Thankful (Nicliols) Willcutt. His first wife was 
Mary Boardman Stoddard, d. Dec. 31, 1878, by whom he 
had one child. 

181. V. Frederick, b. Feb. 8, 1843. 

182. Yi. Francis Edward, b. Feb. 20, 1845 ; d. Oct. 20, 1882. 

VII. Harriet Eliza, b. July 20, 1847 ; m. in Sturbridge, Apr. 16, 
1885, John Augustus Tatman, b. in Worcester, Oct. 24, 
1836, now (1905) living there, son of John and Prudence 
(Davis) Tatman. 

Yiii. Louisa Maria, b. Dec. 4, 1849; m. in Sturbridge, June 10, 
1874, George A. Kixgsbury, b. No. Brookfield, Apr. 10, 
1849, d'. there July 22, 1890, son of Joel M. and Sarah M. 
( Poland) Kingsbury. One child, George Russell Kingsbury. 


Lewis* Holmes {Alfred,^ Ehenezer,* Jehoshaphat,^ JSFa- 
t/ianiel,'' George^). Born in Po^ifret, Conn., Jan. 16, 1802, and 
died in Boston, Jan. 21, 1881, of pneumonia, vv^hile on a visit to 
his son David. 

He married in Westhampton, May 5, 1833, Pliilura Smith, 
born in Westhampton, March 27, 1813 ; died in Providence, R. I., 
Dec. 23, 1891, daughter of" David and Asenath (Hunt) Smith. 

Mr. Holmes was a druggist in Putnam, Conn., and also had a 
a drug store in Providence, R. I. 
Children : 

1. Mariah Asenath,'' b. in Westhampton, June 9, 1836, now 
(1906) living in Providence. She m. in Putnam, Aug. 1, 
1868, Solomon J. Morton, b. in Dixmont, Me., June 23, 
1835; d. in Providence, Mar. 28, 1883, son of Solomon and 
Alzira (Cooper) Morton. Children, all born in Providence : 
1. Laura Belle, b. May 24, 1869 ; m. Apr. 26, 1892, Herbert 
AT. Williams ; two children. 2. Minnie Emma, b. Sept. 28, 
1870; m. Aug. 20, 1887, Clarence E. Munroe ; one child. 


3. Robert Lewis, b. Sept. 1, 1872; d. Oct. 5, 1872. 4. Ellen 
Gertrude, h. Feb. 28, 1874; m. June 6, 1800, Arthur C. 
Hurlburt ; two cliiklren. 5. Sadie Holmes, b. Sept. 7, 1876 ; 
d. Providence, May 5, 1890. 
II. Mary Emma, b. 1838(?) ; d. in 1843. 
183. III. Davii) Alfred, b. in Putnam, Apr. 7, 1843. 

IV. Sakaii Elizabeth, b. Putnam, Dec. 9, 1847 ; m. there, Oct. 8, 
1879, William Knowlton Dyer. One child, Vegar Dyer, 
b. in England while her parents Avere traveling there, March 
6, 1883. Divorced. Mr. Dyer married again. 


Pitt' Holnies {Alfred," Ebenezer,* Jthoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,'^ 
George^). Born in Pomfret, Conn., Nov. 29, 1802, and died in 
Worcester, Mar. 7, 1878, from a paralytic shock. 

He, married, first, Jan. 2Q, 1829, in Putnam, Conn., Caroline 
Perrin, born in Putnam, April 16, 1804; died in Worcester, 
Sept. 4, 1842, daughter of Jedediah and Dianna (Aldrich) Perrin. 

He married (second) in Putnam, May 23, 1844, Diaiiua Per- 
rin, sister to his first wife, born in Putnam, Oct. 23, 1809, and 
died in Worcester, April 7, 1886, of cerebral hemorrhage. 

He went to Worcester in 1824 and was by trade a carpenter, 
being in tha|_vocation until 1843, when he went into the real estate 
business, buying tracts of land, putting it into house lots and build- 
ing^ them. Page after page of the index in the Worcester Regis- 
try of Deeds has no other name but Pitt Holmes, which shows the 
extent of his transactions. He was a man of great energy and 
prudent sagacity, and was successful in his financial enterprises, 
acquiring a large property. 

He was a Methodist and built their, first church in 1836 on Ex- 
change street, also the one on Park street, ten years later, largely 
at his own expense, the Society being, then, very poor. He was 
also a large contributor to the building of the Trinity ciiurch. He 
held various city offices. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

I. Caroline Elizabeth,'' b. July 19, 1832 ; d. in Putnam, Conn., 

Nov. 17, 1817; m. in Worcester, Oct. 3, 185o, Saxkoru 
Henry Randall, b. Aug. 21, 1830, d. Dec. 12, 1898, sou 
of Henry and Julia (Durfee) liandall of Worcester. Child- 
ren, all born in Putnam : 1. Jessie Fremont Randall, b. Sept. 
23, 1856, d. in AVorcester, July 5, 1892 ; m. in Putnam, May 
25, 1875, Charles Lombard Cundall oi Putnam; three child- 
ren. 2. Isabel Randall, b. Aug. G, 1859; m. in Putnam, 
Nov. 27, 1880, Maurice Lindsley Perrin of Putnam ; one 
child. 3. Caroline Perrin Randall, b. May 11, 18G4; m. in 
Putnam, April 9, 1884, Daniel Newton Medbury of Pomfret; 
four children. 

II. Henry Perrin, b. Oct. 4, 1844 ; d. in Worcester, Oct. 4, 1866, 

a few months after graduating from Yale College. 


Ill, Lor A Charlotte, b. June 29, 1847 ; m. in Worcester, Jan. 
30, 1773, Joiix R. Thayer, a prominent lawyer and Con- 
gressman, b. in Worcester, March 9, 1845, son of Mowry 
and Harriet (Morse) Thayer. Children, all born in Worces- 
ter: 1. Henry Holmes Thayer, b. Nov. 23, 1873. 2. John 
Mowry Thayer, b. Jan. 5, 1876. 3. Charlotte Dianna Thayer, 
b. May 8, 1879. 4. Marguerite Elizabeth Thayer, b. Feb. 2, 
1880. 5. Mary Perrin Thayer, b. Feb. 7, 1885. 6. Edward 
Carrington Thayer, b. Oct. 3, 1893. 

\ 91 

Harvey' Holmes {Alfred,' Ebenezer^* Jehoshaphat,' JSfa- 
thaniel,^ George^). Born in Pomfret, Conn., Sept. 4, 1805, and 
and died in Harmony, Wisconsin, April 9, 1854, of dyspepsia. 

He married in Thompson, Conn, (the Thompson records state 
his residence as Norwich), Nov. 23, 1833, Abby Waterman, 
born in Johnson, R. I., Nov. 18, 1812, died of old age in Santa 
Clara, California, April 30, 1905, daughter of Joseph and Susanna 
(Randall) Waterman. 

Mr. Holmes was a carpenter and a former, and left Pomfret for 
Buffalo, N. Y., about 1835. In a few years he moved to Har- 
mony, Wisconsin. He was a member of the Wisconsin Legislature, 
in 1852 ; Deacon of the Congregational Church for many years and 
chairman of the Mission Board. He was kind hearted and a great 

Children, the first two born in Buffalo, N. Y., the others born 
in Harmony, Wisconsin : 

I. George Waterman," b. Mar. 17, 1835 ; d. in Buffalo, Aug. 8, 


II. Mary Helen, b. Oct. 27, 183G ; d. io Harmony, Jan. 17, 1875 ; 

m. there, Jan. 23, 1869, James Davis, a farmer, b. in Rem- 
Ben, N. Y., Dec. 2%, 1837, now (1906; living in Harmony, 
son of David and Elizabeth (Williams) Davis. Children, 
both born in Harmony: 1. Helen Adelaide, b. July 1, 1870; 
unmarried. 2. John Edivard, b. May 25, 1872; unmarried. 

III. Frances Eleanor (twin), b. Api'. 26, 1841 ; d. in Harmony, 

Sept. 15, 1841. 
184. lY. Edward Augustus (twin), b. Apr. 2G, 1841. 

V. Ai5BY, b. Feb. 20, 1843 ; d. Mar. 27, 1843. 

\i, Adelaide Amelia, b. Aug. 27, 1844; m. in Harmony, June 
1, 1870, Rev. Alfred Breed Post, b. in Logansport, Ind., 
Dec. 5, 1843 ; d. in iSanta Clara, California, Aug. 2, 1872, of 
typhoid fever, son of Martin M. and Eliza (Breed) Post. 
Mr. Post was a Presbyterian clergyman and preached in 
Santa Clara. Children, both b. in Santa Clara : 1. Mary 
Helen Post, b. Apr. 16, 1871, unm. 2. Alfred Breed Post, Jr., 
b. Feb. 4, 1873 ; m. in Santa Clara, Mary W. Giles ; no ch. 

VII. Sarah Melissa, b. Oct. 5, 1847 ; m. in Milton, Wise, Dec. 
24, 1872, John Ross Swinton, b. in Leeds, Quebec Province, 



CJanada, May 28, 1847, and is now in the insurance business 
in Portland, Oregon. No children. 


David* Holmes {Alfred,'' Ebenezer* Jehoshaphat,^ Ka- 
ihaniel,"^ George^). Born in Pomfret, Conn., Feb. 27, 1809, and 
died in Providence, R. I., Dec. 1, 1871. 

He married in Ashford, Conn., Feb. 5, 1837, Betsey Pres- 
ton, born in Eastford, Conn., Dec. 3, 1806, and died in Provi- 
dence, June 29, 1873, daughter of Esek and Sally (Clapp) 

David Holmes was a physician and began practice in Eastford, 
then for a few years resided in Lebanon, Conn. ; from there he 
moved to Providence in 1843, where he remained the rest of his 
life. He wrote a book called " The Child's Physician." 

Children : 

I. Frances ) twins,'' b. in Eastford, Conn., June 11, 1838, both d. 

II. ^Amelia j next day. 

III. Ella Clarissa, b. Lebanon, Conn., Dec. 15, 1840 ; m. in 

Providence, Apr. 22, 1862, JaHN Addison Coleman, b. in 
feovidence, Mar. 5, 1839, and died there. May 4, 1806, eon of 
^Stephen Gauo and Hannah (Addison) Coleman. Mr. John 
^^ A. Coleman was a civil engineer, the first Commissioner of 

Public Works in Providence, holding that office from 1889 
tlu-ough 1891. Children, all born in Providence : 1. Prescott 
Holmes Coleman, b. Mar. 29, 1864; m. in Providence, June 
20, 1889, Helen Amelia Hntchins ; two cliildren. 2. Betsey 
Preston Coleman, b. Dec. 8, 1869 ; m. Providence, Mar. 29, 
1894, Austin Montgomery Purvis; five children. 3. Christo- 
pher Hrrris Coleman, b. June 4, 1871. 

JV. Susan Eliza, b. Lebanon, Conn., Sept. 24, 1842; d. in Provi- 
dence, April 16, 1873 ; ra. in Providence, June 7, 1864, Nor- 
man Mason, Jr., an analytical chemist, sou of Norman and 
Betsey (Weaver) Mason. Children: 1. Robert L. Preston 
Mason, b. Nov. 26, 1865 ; m. Annie Bibb. 2. Maicde Tyn- 
dale Mason, b. Apr. 6, 1873 ; d. Aug. 31, 1873. 

V. Mary Henrietta, b. in Providence, Nov. 16, 1845; d. there, 
Apr. 20, 1882, never married. "^ 

I ^^ 

Samuer Holmes (Samuel,^ George,* John,' John,* George^). 
Born in Colchester, Conn., Oct. 2, 1779, and died there, date not 

He married Betsey Spalding, born in Canterbury, Conn., 
about 1765, daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Brown) Spalding. 

No births of children recorded in Colchester. 


/ 94 

Heury^ Holmes (Scanuel,^ George,* John, ^ John, ^ George^). 
Born in Colchester, Conn., Sept. 28, 1790, and died there. 

It is said he has descendants in south-eastern Connecticut, but it 
is doubtful, as no one has been discovered by the writer who knows 
anything about him. 

. 95 

^ George* Holmes {George,' George,* John,^ John,* George^). 
Born in Colchester, Conn,, in 1780?, date of death not ascertained. 

He married Lydia Sholes (names but not dates of their niar- 
riaofes g^iven in Colchester Town Records). 

Children, all born in Colchester : 

I. George Ishan,^ b. June 8, 1802. 

II. Salina, b. Sept. 13, 1804. 

III. Joseph W., b. May 20, 1806. 


^Ira' Holmes ' {John,^ George,* John,^ John,^ George^). 
Born in Salem Parish, Colchester, Conn., Oct. 12, 1780, and died 
there, Jan. 29, 1825. 

He married in Bozrah, Conn., Oct. 16, 1803, Mary Fish, born 
in Bozrah, Jan. 11, 1783, and died in Colchester, July 10, 1862, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Bacon) Fish. 
Children, all born in Colchester : 

185. I. Nathaniel Fish,' b. Feb. 21, 1805 ; d. Mar. 4, 1883. 

II. Harvey Horton, b. Mar. 29, 1807 ; cl. in Virginia in 1824. 

186. III. John RATHB0NE,^b. Aug. 29, 1811 ; d. Mar. 7, 1904. 

187. IV. Ira Wilson, b. Oct. 31, 1813 ; d. Apr. 15, 1896. 

188. V. Francis Howard, b. Jan. 28, 1816; d. in N. Y. City. 

189. VI. Calvin Bacon, b. May 2, 1818; d. June 19, 1905. 

VII. Curtis Reed, b. Mar, 5, 1824; d. in Cranbury, N. J., May 3, 
1863, and was buried in Colchester, Conn. He was a phy- 
sician and unmarried. 


^ JoshuaR/ Holmes {John,^ George,* John,^ John,* George'^). 
Born in Colchester, Conn., Nov. 18, 1778, and died in Lynchburg, 
Va., May 24, 1845. 

His relatives know very little about him, except that he went to 
Virginia and became wealthy. 

His will was made in Lynchburg, May 19, 1845, and recorded 
there Aug. 4, 1845. Some of the principal beneficiaries were as 
follows. His wife Martha, a gold watch, chain and pencil, three 
hundred dollars to purchase a female servant and four hundred dol- 


lars for life ; His sisters, Lucy and Betsey, each one hundred and 
fifty dollars annually and all the real estate he owned in Connecti- 
cut; His niece, Ann H. Minard, two hundred and fifty dollars; 
His nephew, Ira Holmes, three hundred dollars ; To three mission- 
ary societies, each, two hundred dollars ; A building in Lynchburg 
to be fitted up for a Female Orphan Asylum. 
One child : 

Howard Hortox," died at the age of seventeen years. 


^CJurtis" Holmes {John,'' George," John,'' John,^ George^). 
Born in Colchester, Conn., Mar. 17, 1794, and died in Lynchburg, 
Va^ Dec. 23, 1823, where he was superintendent of the water 

What was said of Joshua R. (97) will apply to Curtis, except 
that he did not die as well possessed of this world's goods. 

His will was made Dec. 11, 1823, and recorded Feb. 2, 1824, 
and is, in subject, as follows : 

" I, Curtis Holmes, lately of Botetourt County, but now of Lynchburg 
. . . . give to my beloved wife Sally, all my real estate .... 
to my sisters Lucy and Betsey all my interest in the household furniture 
left me by vaj father, also one hundred dollars each .... I desire 
thaf the burial ground of my two deceased children in the county of Bote- 
tourt be decently enclosed with lime rock in six months .... Joshua 
R. Holmes, .... executor." 

The property was not large, the executor's bond being one thou- 
sand dollars. 

Two children, names not ascertained. 


^Asa' Holmes {John,' John,* John,^ John,^ George^). Bom 
in Salisbury, Conn., Mar. 22, 1754, and died in Egremont, Mass., 
date not ascertained. 

He married Taletha (or Tabitha) Fuller, who was born in 
1760, and died in 1782, daughter of John 3d and Margaret Fuller. 

Asa Holmes was a minute man in the Revolution, and served in 
April and May, 1775, one month and three days. Also in Capt. 
William Fellows' Co., Gen. Fellows' Brigade, enlisted July 9, 1777 ; 
discharged July 29, 1777, at Kingston, N. Y. Also enlisted Sept. 
21, 1777, served 28 days. As the Egremont Town Records were 
burned about 1855 and as no living descendants have been found, 
his children are not traced. 


James' Holmes {James,^ John,* John,^ John,"" George^). 
Born in Salisbury, Conn., Feb. 14, 1758, date of death not ascer- 


He married in Salisbury, June 21, 1780, Lucy Barber, of 

Torrington, Conn. He was baptized in Salisbury, March 31, 1782, 
and his wife was baptized in the same church, Feb. 24, 1781. He 
moved to Durham, N. Y. ; also lived in Albany in 1793, as is 
shown by a deed in Torrington, Conn. 
Children, all born in Salisbury : 

I. Byron,'' b. Nov. 7, 1781. 
190. 11. Levi, b. Dec. 31, 1783. 
III. Lucy, b. Dec. 19, 1787. 


'' Seth® Holmes {James,'' John,* John,^ John/ George^). 
Born in Salisbury, Conn., Nov. 30, 1761, and died in Vernon, 
N. Y. 

He married in Torrington, Conn., Mar. 31, 1785, Phebe 
Grant, born in Torrington, Xov. 22, 1765, and died in Vernon, 
X. Y., daughter of Matthew and Phebe (Foster) Grant.* The 
Jewell Genealogy shows that he had a second wife named Ken- 

Seth and his wife lived in Torrington a while, then went to Win- 
chester, Conn., with John C. Riley, where they were partners in a 
store for two years. In 1802 he sold his home to his brother Ezra 
and moved to Vernon, N. Y. Seth's house in Winchester was 
on the now discontinued road west of the Waterbury turnpike, near 
the site of the first meeting house. 

One child. 

Marcus," b. in Torrington, INIay 5, 1786. 


Ezra' Holmes {James,' John,* John,^ John,' George^). 
Born in Salisbury, Conn., March 4, 1764, and died in York, Liv- 
ingston Co., N. Y., Jan. 18, 1846. 

He maiTied in Salisbury, Xov. 10, 1791, Grace Chittenden, 
born in Killings worth. Conn., Mar. 23, 1766, and died in York, 
N.Y.jin 1834, daughter of Daniel and Grace (Watrous) Chittenden. 

He was in the Revolution in 1776, also later. 

He was a blacksmith and afterwards a farmer. He introduced 
and sold the first clocks seen in western Connecticut. He lived in 
Salisbury for a few years after marriage. Dec. 27, 1792, he, in 
company with Seth Lucas, bought several parcels of land " Reserv- 
ing liberty for Tim Miller to pass thro." In 1793 Lucas sold his 
"One half of a farm of land" to Holmes, who on Jan. 11, 1794, 
sold the whole to Rigsley( ?) Torrey. He then moved to Winches- 
ter, Conn., where he stayed until 1810, when he moved to York, 

* The late President Grant descended from this family. 


then in Genesee County. He bought a wilderness of two hundred 
and sixty acres, but the land was of most excellent quality. 
Children, all but the first one born in Winchester, Conn : 

191. I. Eber,'' b. in Salisbury, Conn., July 7, 1792. 

192. II. Lester, b. Dec. 31, 1794; d. Mav 20, 1879. 

193. III. Ezra, b. Nov. 15, 1798; d. about' 1840. 

IV. Sarah, b. Oct. 6, 1800 ; d. in Beaver Dam, Wise, May 12, 

1877; m. jirobably in York, N. Y., about 1820, Robert 
McGlashen, b. Jan. 9, 1795 ; d. in Trenton, Wise, Oct. 9, 
1851. Cbildren, all born in Connewango, N. Y. : 1. Harriet, 
b. 1822 ?, d. 1838. 2. Mary Ann, b. 1824, d. at Beaver Dam, 
Mar. 28, 1891; m. in York, N. Y., June 22, 1847, John 
Brown ; three children. One of whom, Fannie, is living and 
m. a Mr. Jones. 3. James Theodore, b. Oct. 28, 1828, d. at 
Crow Lake, So. Dakota, Oct. 7, 1905 ; m. in Beaver Dam, 
twice; m. (1) Abbie Graham; two children; m. (2) Sarah 
Stott ; three children. 4. Sarah Sophia, b. Nov. 11, 1830, m. 
in Waupun, Apr. 11, 1849, Ezra Parker; seven children. 
; 5. Robert Edwin, b. Nov. 26, 1832 ; m. (1) in Trenton, Wis., 

Dec. 25, 1856, Emilie Hall; five children; m. (2) JMai-y 
Eaton. 6. Delia, b. 1834, d. at Clear Lake (or Clear Creek), 
N. Y., 1850. 7. Catherine A., m. Hiram Hubbard; five chil- 
dren. 8. Maria, b. 1839, d. in Masillon, Ohio, Jan. 13, 1903 ; 
^ m. (1) in Trenton, Wis., 1862, Alvin Gibles ; m. (2) in Beaver 
Dam, 1872, Henry Richmond. 9. Frances Marian, b. Jan. 10, 
1842, d. in Orouoco, Wis., Apr. 16, 1875 ; m. in Beaver Dam, 
Aug. 19, \^^2, Mortimer Clark; four children. 

V. Polly, b. Oct. 21, 1801 ; m. Joseph Rajisdell ; resided in 

New York City. Had several children, one of whom, George, 
was an artist of some repute. Another son was prominent 
in ix)litic8. 

VI. Fannie, b. 1803 ; m. Russell Pennock, resided in Chester, 

Ohio ; eleven children. 

194. VII. Daniel, b. Aug. 27, 1804. 

195. vin. Harry, b. Sept. 21, 1807; d. Apr. 13, 1875. 

^ 103 

George^ Holmes (James,^ John,* John,"^ John* George^). 
Born in Salisbury, Conn., July 12, 1766, and died in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, about 1806. 

He married, first, in Salisbury, Oct. 16, 1788, Betsey Ball. 
He married, second, Phebe Bishop. 

One child : 
Betsey,'' b. in Salisbury, May 3, 1793. 

^ 104 

Joshua* Holmes {James," John,* John,* John, '^ George^). 
Born in Salisbury, Conn., June 2Q, 1770, and died in Benton, N. Y. 


He married, first, Mary Gilbert. The name of his second 
wife is not obtainable. 

He lived in Salisbury until 1811, afterward in Benton, N. Y. 
Children, all born in Salisbury. 
I. Polly,' b. Dec. 6, 1795. 

n. Harriet, b. Sept. 3, 1797; m. Sept. 25, 1839, William S. 

III. James, b. Oct. 6, 1801. 

IV. Horace, b. Sept. 11, 1804. 

V. Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1808. 

VI. Joshca, b. May 15, 1811. 


Jolin^ Holmes {James,^ John,* John,^ John,* George^). 
Born in Salisbury, Conn., Dec. 6, 1772, and died there, Nov. 21, 

He married first, Oct. 5, 1796, Mrs. Rachel Bostford of 
Sheffield, Mass. He married second, in 1813, Statira (Adams) 
Southworth, born in New Marlboro, Mass., Jan. 31, 1780; 
died in Salisbury, May 7, 1855, daughter of Davenport and Eliza- 
beth (Taney) Adams and widow of Constance Southworth. John 
Holmes lived in Salisbury until 1808, at Vernon, N. Y., until 
1811, then returned to Salisbury, where he bought the homestead 
farm of his father, subject to his father's life use. 

Children, all born in Salisbury, except Harriet : 

I. Minerva,'^ b. Apr. 7, 1798 ; m. in Salisbury, Sept. 16, 1823, 
A. BiGELOw of Norfolk, Conn. 
195^ 11. Myron, b.\Feb. 15, 1800; d. May 14, 1872. 

III. Mary, b. about 1802; m. in Salisbury, INIay 5, 1830, James 

Green of Salisbury. 

IV. Julia, b. about 1804 ; m. in Salisbury, Aug. 11, 1836, Eben- 

EZER W. Butler, of Clinton, N. Y. 

V. , b. 180G ; d. soon. 

VI. Harriet, b. in Vernon, N. Y., 1809 ? 
viL Jane, b. about 1811. 

VIII. Rachel, b. 1814; d. 1815. 
196. IX. Walter R., b. Sept. 2, 1815; d. Jan. 8, 1881. 

X. Fanny, b. Dec. 25, 1816. 

XI. Sarah Jewell, b. June, 1821. 


John' Holmes {John,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,* George^), 
Born in Sharon, May 20, 1753, and died Feb. 12, 1802. 

He married first, in Dedham, April 28, 1774, Esther Rhodes, 
daughter of Eleazer, Jr., and Mary (Woolcot) Rhodes. He mar- 
ried second, Jan. 18, 1797, Sally Dean, born in Dedham, Jan. 
8, 1764, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Baker) Dean. 


In the Norfolk Registry of Deeds, under date of Feb. 23, 1788, 
18 a record of where John sold land " In the eleventh year of Ameri- 
can Independacery." March 27, 1795, he sold his place to David 
Lawrence of Sharon, "at the place where the road parts, one to 
Dedham, one to river bank." 

Children, all born in Sharon (formerly Stoughtonham) : 

I. Jeremiah," b, Jan. 16, 1775; d. soon. 

II. Mehitable, b. June 3, 1777 ; m. Nov. 26, 1801, Moses Gay, 

Jr., as his second wife. He was a school teacher in the south 
school of the third parish of Dedham in 1795 and 1796 ; then 
in the East District in 1802 and 1803. They had one daugh- 
ter, Julia Ann, who was a school teacher in Dedham in 1829 ; 

^ b. Aug. 5, 1803 ; d. Dec. 12, 1880, of pneumonia. 

197. III. Jeremiah, b. Apr. 23, 1779; bapt. June 6, 1779; d. in Ded- 
ham of old age, Jan. 6, 1859. 
IV. "Dene" (Dena), b. June 7, 1781 ; m. Nov. 23, 1805. David 
Baker, son of Joseph* and Monica (Gay) Baker of West 
Dedham. He was b. Dec. 30, 1780. They lived with the 
father of David on the road to South Dedham (now Norwood) 
on Pond Plain. Issue: 1. Anna Holmes Baker, b. Dec. 3, 

1806. 2. 1808. 3. David Addison Baker, of the 

firm of Russell & Baker, furniture mfrs. 4. , 1812(?). 

^ V. lEsTHER, b. Nov. 29, 1783; d. July, 1818, unmarried. Esther 
made a will dated July 2, 1818, in which she gave her father 
her real estate, cow and household furniture. At his decease 
to go to her two sisters Mehitable and Dene, and to her brother 
Jeremiah. " They paying to my mother-in-law 1-3 of interest 
of same as long as she remains my father's widow." Moses 
Gay, Exr. In the inventory were mentioned " a Holy Bible 
$4°°, "Wearing apparrell $30"°, Three cotton & one woolen 
sheets $7.50. Notes of hand $69"°." 
VI. Anna, b. July 3, 1785. 


William* Holmes (John,^ John,' Samuel,' John ^^ George^). 
Born in Dedham( ?) Sept. 8, 17.54 ; died in Sharon, Aug. 8, 1801. 

He married, Nov. 30, 1778, Sibyl Smith, born May 7, 1756, 
died April 20, 1839, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Morse) Smith. 

He was in the Revolutionary army awhile. Marched in Capt. 
Edward Bridge Savel's company, April 19, 1775. Service seven 
days. Also in the 20th Regiment. Enlisted May 3, 1775. Ser- 
vice three months and six days. He lived on the Billings Farm in 
1787 and 1788. 

The following is an abstract of the will of William Holmes, dated 
Aug. 4, 1801, only a few days before his death, and probated Sept. 
1, 1801. 

•Joseph Baker was in the Revolutionary Army. 


" To my wife ' Sibel ' one third of the real and personal estate after the- 
debts are paid, so long as she remains my widow. My son William to- 
have three fifths of all real estate, lands and buildings when he becomes of 
age. To my two beloved daughters ' Sibbell ' Cobb and Abigail Holme* 
the other two fifths, given in the same manner as the fii'st legacy given ta 
my son William. 

" The Real Estate to be leased until my son William shall become of 
age. * * * * My son William is to have two years schooling after my 

The inventory includes one half of a pew in the meeting house 
$25.00; 1 svrortl, belt & Eppauletts, $10.00. (Norfolk Probate 
Record, Vol. 11, p. 435.) 

Children, all born in Sharon : 

I. SiBYLjM-). Mar. 28, 1780; d. Dec. 7, 1866. In the records 
Sibyl is spelled " Scybal," " Scyble," « Sibbel " and " Sibble." 
Married, Nov. 29, 1798, Jonathan Cobb, a farmer, b. in 
Attleboi'o', Mar. 7, 1770, and d. July 16, 1845, in Sharon, of 
dropsy, son of Nathan and Abigail ( Shores) Cobb of Taunton. 
Mr. and Mrs. Cobb lived in Sharon and had the following 
children, all born there : 1. Jonathan Holmes,^ b. July 8, 
1798 ; d. in Dedham, Mar. 12, 1882 ; m. Sept. 26, 1823, So- 
phia Doggett of Roxbury. He was Registrar of Norfolk 
County Probate Court, for forty-five years, besides holding 
many other positions of trust and honor. A true pillar of 
society. ( See other biographical sketches. ) Eight children r 
Sophia Jane,® Maria Elizabeth, Jonathan, Samuel D., Isabella 
F., Abby, John S. (who succeeded his father as registrar in 
the Probate Court at Dedham) and William A. 2. Nancy 
Miller, b. Feb. 18, 1801; m. (1) Isaac Copeland of Canton;, 
m. (2) Asaph Tracy of Taunton. Three children: Frederic, 
Richard G. and Isaac R. 3. Hepzah Miller, twin to Nancy 
(2); b. Feb. 18, 1801; d. May, 1876; m. Wheeler Wilbur 
of Raynham. Eight children : Frances A., Isaac W,, Ezra 
R., Nancy C, John, Sibyl H., Warren E. and Augustus. 4. 
Sihyl, b. Apr. 18, 1803 ; d. Mar. 8, 1805 ; scalded by hot 
chocolate. 5. William Holmes, b. Oct. 9, 1805 ; d. in New Or- 
leans, Jan. 30, 1841 ; m. Candida Cazenovia of New Orleans. 
Four children : Eliza, Rozella S., Theophilus N. and 
Wilhelmine. 6. Amelia Sibyl, b. Mar. 8, 1808; m. Maj 
17, 1849, Jesse Holmes, (219). No children. 7. Maria 
Frances, b. Apr. 30, 1810; d. in Dedham, May 4, 1884; m. 
John Smith of Moultonborough, N. H., who by act of Legis- 
lature, Dec. 26, 1837, had his name changed to Clifton. Two 
children : John David Clifton, b. in Moultonborough, Feb. 
17, 1843, and Amelia Maria Clifton, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, 
June 27, 1845; both living (1904). 8. Lemuel, b. July 28, 
1813; d. in Sharon, Nov. 24, 1848; m. Tryphena Otis of 
Philadelphia. Three children : Henry H., William O. and 
Mary A. 9. ^esia/^ b. May 31, 1816 ; d. Mar. 11, 1882, 
in Dedham ; m. John Duff" of Boston. Three children : Sibyl,. 
John R. and WilHam F. 10. Warren, b. Jan. 20, 1821 ; d. 


in Sharon, Oct. 22, 1895 ; m. Laura Stetson of Stoughton. 
Five children : Ella M., Lizzie M., Granville W., Florence 
A. and Gertrude M. 
11. Nabby Ellis, b. Sept. 22, 1783 ; d. Feb. 17, 1830. She made 
a will, giving her real estate to her mother, Sibyl Holmes, and 
after her mother's decease to be given to Nabby's sister, Sibyl 
Cobb. " To my sister in law, Ann Holmes, three hundred 
dollars and all my furniture in my mother's house and now in 
her care." Jonathan Cobb, executor. The epitaph over her 
grave in Sharon says her two brothers were buried in the 
same grave in 1853. The town records make no mention of 
the two brothers. 

198. III. William, b. May 19, 1788 ; d. Jan. 1, 1840. 


Enoch^ Holmes {John,' John^* Samuel,^ Johiiy^ George^). 
Born in Sharon in 1761, and died there, of measles, ^lar. 27, 1791. 

He married, in Boston, Sept. 11, 1786, Unity (Shepard) Bil- 
lings, born in Stoughton, April 5, 17-45, and died in Sharon, Dec. 
5, 1808, daughter of Thomas and Amity (Morse) Shepard and 
widow of Lieut. John Billings,* Jr., of Stoughton, son of John| 
and Sarah (Spear) Billings. Unity is buried in the Billings lot in 
Canton beside her first husband, by whom he had three children, 
Asa, Vashti and Sally. 

Enoch was a farmer and a blacksmith and always lived in Sharon. 
In 1787 and 1788 he lived on the "old place" (his grandfather's) 
below the Ingraham School House. After that and until his death 
he lived on the Billings Farm, which is near what has been called 
the "Billings Bridge." It is the last house in Sharon towards Can- 
ton line. Lieut. William Holmes, brother to Enoch, occupied this 
farm in 1787 and '88, when Enoch was at the old Holmes place. 
In 1792 the farm was taxed to " Widow Holmes." It is not known 
where Enoch is buried, but probably in the Billings lot, although 
there is no visible evidence of it. 

One child : 

199. ExocH, Jr.,^ b. in Sharon, April 13, 1787; d. Sept. 15, 1860. 


■* SamueP Holmes (Samuel,' John,* Samuel,^ John," George^). 
Born in Stoughton, May 20, 1763, and died in Sharon, Dec. 28, 
1825. He, his wife, and his unmarried children are buried in the 
West Burying Ground, Sharon. 

•Lieut. Billings's epitaph in Old Canton Burying Ground begins "In memory of 
Ye Ris Lieut John Billings who died Oct. y<= 22, 1782, in 38 y' of age." 

t John Billings kept the Old Billings Tavern, afterward called the Blue Hill Tavern, 
in Milton. 


He married (first), in Sharon(?), Sept. 27, 1785, Susanna 
Hewlns, born there Mar. 30, 1764, and died there soon after 
marriage, daughter of Lieut. Ebenezer and Mary (Guild) Hewins. 
He married (second), in Sharon, Oct. 27, 1791, Hannah Morse, 
born in Sharon, Mar. 15, 1765, died there Dec. 20, 1843, daugh- 
ter of Xathaniel and Susan (Bacon) Morse. 

He was in the Revolutionary Army at various times, mostly lo- 
cated in N. Y. state. His last enlistment was June 5, 1780, for 
six months. He is described as light complexion ; height, 5 ft. 2 in. ; 
age, seventeen. Was at Springfield and Camp Totoway. Dis- 
charged Dec. 20, 1780. 

He settled on a farm, bought in 1791 of Jacob Boyden, in the 
southern part of Sharon, near Foxboro line, on the borders of Wo- 
lomolpoag Pond (Indian name for pleasant water). The estate is 
now (1904) owned by Dr. Garvin of South Boston. The old house 
was torn down in 1880. This place had historic interest, being 
the site of the " Gridley Furnace," where were cast the first cannon 
for the Revolution, by Uriah Atherton, under the direction and 
supervision of Gen. Gridley. Cannons were also cast there at in- 
tervals nearly the whole period of the war. This building was de- 
stroyed by fire about 1874. It being in an out of the way place 
was never discovered by the British. Iron ore existed on the prem- 

Children, all by the second wife and all born in Sharon : 

200. I. Oliver,'^ b. Aug. 17, 1792 ; d. Apr. 24, 1841. 

201. II. Otis, b. Oct. 16, 1793; d. Apr. 17, 1870. 

III. Nancy, b. Jan. 13, 1795 ; d. Feb. 24, 1837 ; unmarried. 

IV. Amos, b. July 3, 1796; d. Dec. 14, 1819 ; unmarried. 

V. Hannah, b. Mar. 4, 1798 ; d. in Foxboro, Dec. 26, 1879 ; m. 

Apr. 24, 1828, Samuel Clapp, b. in Sharon in 1800, d. in 
Foxboro, Feb. 18, 1846, eon of Samuel and Abigail (Paul) 
Clapp. He was a grocer in Boston, afterwards lived in Fox- 
boro. One child, Samuel Holmes Clapp, b. Pawtucket, R. I., 
May 31, 1829, d. in Foxboro, July 21, 1897; m. (1) in So. 
Walpole, June 9, 1853, Harriet M. Gilmore ; m. (2) Frances 
Adelaide Boyden. Children by first wife : I. H. Anna, m. 
a Mr. Treen, now living in Newark, N. J. ii. Samuel Ed- 
ward. III. Arthur William, and iv. Albert Holmes. Child- 
ren by 2d wife : v. Addie Louise, m. a Mr. Barnes and is now 
(1904) living in Foxboro. vi. Walter, vii. Edward, viii. 
Frank H. 

VI. Rebecca, b. Apr. 15, 1800; d. in Chicopee, Sept. 29, 1876; 

m. Sept. 9, 1824, Asa Fisher, b. in Wendell, July 11, 1797; 
d. in Chicopee, Jan. 4, 1865, son of Jesse and Polly (Skin- 
ner, a widow) Fisher. When Rebecca made her will gave 
five dollars each to her sons and the residue of several thou- 
sands of dollars to her three daughters. Children, the first 
four born in Chicopee, the others, except Mary, born in 
Erving. 1. Lyman, b. Aug. 29, 1825 ; m. May 20, 1858, Ellen 


Y. Bartlett ; probably both lived and died in N. Y. City. 2. 

George, b. Feb. 4, 1827, d. Feb. 5, 1878 ; single. 3. Mary, 
b. Dedham, Dec. 7, 1828; now (1904) living in Springfield; 
m. Apr. 20, 1847, George Mills Joy, b. in Northampton, d, in 
Townes River, New Jersey, Sept. 15, 1880, where he was 
editor of a newpaper; 2 children. 4. Zo«</sa, b. June 17, 
1830, d. in Springfield, Mar. 7, 1895 ; m. Jan. 11, 1865, John 
B. Potter, a blacksmith of Chicopee, who d. Jan. 4, 1884 ; no 
children. 5. Hannah, b. Mar. 22, 1834, now (1904) living 
in Hartford, Conn. ; m. Apr. 16, 1862, Joseph S. Keene, a 
blacksmith, b. Belfast, Me., d. in 1884 ; no children. 6. 
Richard, b. June 15, 1836, d. Mar. 10, 1842. 7. Henry, b. 
June 21, 1838; now (1904) living at the Soldiers' Home in 
Bristol, R. I. Was a member of Co. K., 11th R. I. Infan- 
try in the Civil War, served from Oct., 1862, to July, 1863. 
Was married, but lived with his wife only one day. Says he 
has forgotten her name. 
VII. Samuel, b. Oct. 29, 1801 ; d. Aug. 5, 1826 ; unmarried. 

202. VIII. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 17, 1803; d. Apr. 25, 1871 ; unmarried. 
IX. Susan Morse, b. July 9, 1806 ; d. in E. Foxboro, May 5, 1883 ; 

unmarried. She and her sister Hannah held a mortgage on 
the satinet factory of Jeremiah for many years. 

203. X. Daniel, b. 1809; d. Mar. 29, 1847. 


Elijah® Holmes {Samuel,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,' George^). 
Born in Stoughtonham, now Sharon, Sept. 26, 1764, and died in 
Rockland, Me., Feb. 10, 1839. 

He married (first), in Sterlington, now Union, Me., Aug. 25, 
1785, Dorcas Partridge, born in Franklin, March 31, 1767, 
and died there April 4, 1814, daughter of Elisha * and Dorcas 
(Pond) Partridge of Sterlington, He married (second) at Moose 
Riverf about 1815, a woman (name not ascertained) who probably 
died without issue about 1828. 

In 1785 he left Sharon and went to Taylor Town,| INIe., and 
took up his residence on the place subsequently owned by Obadiah 

* Eliaha Patridge with his wife and five of his six children went to Taylor Town 
(then called), Me., from Franklin, Mass., in April, 1782, and moved on to the Col. 
Wheaton farm. He died Jan. 1, 1787, of apoplexy, while riding horseback, dropping 
from the horse, which went home riderless, leaving his master dead in the road. 

t Eaton, in his History of Rockland, says that Moose River is in the British 
Provinces, near Lubec. There are several " Moose Rivers " in the Provinces, but 
even by personal visits and diligent inquiries the writer fails to find any trace of 
Elijah Holmes in the Provinces ; but he did find a locality within the town of Tres- 
cott. Me., " near Lubec," that was then, and is now, called " Moose River." This 
locality was settled by people from the westward in 1812 and this is most likely 
■where Elijah went. There are no land transactions in Washington Co. Registry of 
Deeds in Elijah's name. 

X Union in 1774 was called Taylor Town. May 3, 1786, it was organized as the 
"Plantation of Sterlington." Oct. 28, 1786, it was named Union. A few families 
from Walpole, Franklin and Stoughton went there and settled, having bought land 
for fifty cents an acre. 


Morse and later by Major( ?) James A. Ulmer. He cut the logs 
for his house, " backed " them together and put up the walls before 
any one knew it and then announced to the family of Capt. Adams, 
with whom he boarded, that he had a house. 

Elijah became an extensive land owner in Union and vicinity and 
was one of the pioneer lime burners of Rockland. Apr. 19, 1795, 
he bought land in East Thomaston, now Rockland, and subsequently 
built a log house on what would now be the corner of Main and 
Holmes Streets, the latter named in honor of Elijah. Lincoln Co. 
Registry of Deeds contains many records of land transactions and 
many of them are for hundreds of acres. After he left Union, he 
began to close out his holdings there and invested in Rockland lands. 
In 1812 he went to Moose River (see foot note), his wife probably 
going to some of her relatives in Franklin, Mass. He stayed at 
Moose River until 1829, when he returned to Rockland and lived 
with his son Charles, in whose house he died. 

Children, the last eight born in East Thomaston, now Rockland : 

I. DoRCAsJ b. m Sterlington, Me., May 26, 1786; m. July 23, 
1805, Robert J. Crockett, son of Jonathan and Elionai 
( Robbins) Crockett of Rockland. Children, all born in Rock- 
land : 1. George, b. Dec. 5, 1805, a sea captain, and d. at 
sea Aug. 25, 1847. He married Amanda Simmons. 2. Eli- 
jah, b. March 30, 1807; d. at sea from exposure, Jan. 27, 
1848 ; m. Dec. 20, 1827, Roxana Cox. 3. Elionai, b. Aug. 
16, 1812, d. Mar. 9, 1847; m. Capt. George D. Wooster of 
Rockland. 4. Robert, b. Oct. 5, 1815, a sea captain, m. Nov. 
7, 1839, Lucy Achorn. 5. Amos H., b. June 3, 1820 ; m. 
Oct., 1845, Samantha Sylvester. They resided in California. 
6. Mary K, b. Feb. 5, 1822, d. Aug. 24, 1849 ; m. Henry 
* Brown. 

Bernard, b. in Union, Jan. 1, 1788, d. Dec. 25, 1809. 

Elijah E., b. in Union, Dec. 11, 1789, d. Mar. 11, 1849. 

WiLLOUGHBY, b. in Union, May 17, 1792, d. July 18, 1792. 

Charles, b. in Union, Aug. 20, 1793. d. May 17, 1863. 

Susanna, b. Dec. 27, 1796, d. in Rockland, Feb. 8, 1797. 

Mary, b. Mar. 20, 1798, d. May 26, 1835 ; m. Dec. 2, 1833, 
MosES Gross of Orlando, Me. 

VIII. Hannah, twin to above, b. Mar. 20, 1798, d. Oct. 24, 1800. 

IX. Anna, b. Mar. 3, 1800, d. Oct. 22, 1800. 

X. Amos, b. Feb. 14, 1802, d. young. 

207. XI. Oliver, b. May 12, 1803, d. in Rockland, Jan. 11, 1883. 

208. XII. George, b. Aug. 24, 1805, d. Aug. 6, 1852. 

209. XIII. Robert, b. May 4, 1808, d. Aug. 26, 1886. 


Oliver" Holmes (Samuel,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,'' George^). 
Born in Sharon, Sept. 6, 1773, and died there July 5, 1811 
(dropped dead in a hay field) . 











He married in Sharon, Aug. 10, 1800, Lucy Billings, bom 

in Sharon, Aug. 27, 1777, and died there April 23, 1849, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan and Lucy (Loring) Billings. Mrs. Holmes mar- 
ried second, Sept. 2, 1815 (int. pub.) Joshua Whittemore (b. 
June 23, 1762, d. Aug. 19, 1823), as his third Avife. Children 
were : Sarah Ann Whittemore, b. July 16, 1816, d. June 15, 
1891 ; and Oliver Holmes Whittemore, b. July 18, 1818, d. Jan. 
20, 1885. He married (first), Apr. 8, 1785, Lois Morse; (sec- 
ond) Apr. 2, 1793, Ruth Johnson. 

May 24, 1806, Oliver Holmes sold land and buildings in Sharon, 
on the Foxboro Road, with house and barn, to his father-in-law, 
Jonathan Billings ; abuttors, Nathan Drake, Elijah Holmes (his 
brother), John Esty, and Philip Curtis (Norfolk Reg. of Deeds, 
vol. 23, p. 275). 

Children, all born in Sharon : 

210. I. Loring,^ b. Jan. 16, 1801. 

II. Lucy, b. Apr. 23, 1803 ; d. Oct. 16, 1831 ; m. in Sharon, Apr. 
16, 1826, Leavitt Hewixs, b. in Sharon, Mar. 21, 1801, d. 
in Freedom, Ohio, about 1845, son of Deacon Leavitt * and 
Betsey (Gay) Hewins. Mr. Hewius m. (2), Mar. 14, 1833, 
Julia Ann Carpenter, and in 1836 moved to Freedom, Ohio, 
with his father. Children of Lucy: 1. Laura, b. June 30, 
1827 ; m. June 1, 1845, Percival Hawley of Freedom, Ohio ; 
three children. 2. Warren, b. Apr. 16, 1831, d, Apr. 15, 
1832. Leavitt Hewins married a second time and had three 
children, Isaac, Lucy Ann and Luther. 

211. III. Charles, b. May 4, 1806; d. Dec. 19, 1843. 

212. IV. Warren Hartshorx, b. Sept. 3, 1809 ; d. Oct. 21, 1884. 


Zebviloii" Holmes, Jr. {Zebulon,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,' 
George^). Born in Stoughtonham, now Sharon, eTune 26, 1758, 
and died there, Dec. 31, 1825. 

He married in Stoughtonham, Dec. 11, 1782, Rachel Thomp- 
son, born in Stoughton, Dec. 1, 1763; died in Sharon, Aug;. 29, 
1850, daughter of David and Sarah (Osgood) Thompson. Siie was 
a school teacher and was appointed administratrix of her husband's 
estate, April 4, 1826. 

Zebulon was in the Continental Army and is described in the 
Mass. Archives, as follows : stature 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion ruddy ; 
age 22 yrs. Was in Springfield, July 9, 1780. Also in Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. Discharged Dec. 13, 1780; 5 mos. 20 
days service, including travel (220 miles) home. 

* Deacon Leavitt Hewins yt&s the most determined man to prevent introduction 
of Baptist sentiments into Sharon, but strange to say was the first to accept them 
and became a deacon. He and Joshua Whittemore were the first converts and were 
baptized in Billings Pond in 1812. IIo was a leader in the Baptist Church until his 
removal into Ohio in 1836. 


Children, all born in Sharon : 

213. I. 4 Spencer,^ b. 1785 ; d. Sept. 13, 1860. 

214. II. ■/ Leonard, b. Feb. 27, 1788 ; d. Jan. 15, 1869. 

III. 4 Rachel, b. 1791(?). Went into N. Y. State when young. 

No further record. 

IV. Catherine Pope, b. Mar. 9, 1795 ; d. in Stoughton, July 24, 

1876; m. May 23, 1816, Luther Drake, b. Stoughton' 
Feb. 7, 1793 ; d. there Mar. 23, 1862, son of Archippus and 
Mary (Holmes) Drake. (See iii under Deacon Philip 32.) 
Children, the first four born in Sharon, the others born in 
Sandwich: 1. Luther Drake, h. Jan. 27, 1817; d. Mar. 2, 
1878. 2. Luct/ Brake, b. Aug. 11, 1818; d. Oct. 11, 1822. 
3. James Drake, b. Mar. 9, 1820. 4. Charles Drake, b. Mar. 
1, 1822; d. Oct. 13, 1822. 5. Lucy Ann Brake, b. Dec. 30, 
1823 ; d. in Campello, Feb. 17, 1895 ; m. Edtvard W. Stevens 
of Hanson ; 4 children. 6. Catherine F. Brake, b. Aug. 9, 
1826 ; d. Dec, 16, 1886 ; m. Nov. 7, 1848, Jonathan R. Gay; 
3 children. 7. Mary Holmes Brake, b. Mar. 22, 1829; d. 
Sept. 6, 1884; m. Nov. 16, 1848, Robert Porter, Jr. ; 6 child- 
ren. 8. Eliza Spring Brake, b. May 29, 1833 ; m. Aug. 29, 
1850, Otis G. Jones ; 9 children. 9. Bemming Jarvis Brake, 
b. July 8, 1836; d. Dec. 17, 1881. 10. Charles Frederic 
Brake, b. Mar. 17, 1841 ; d. Nov. 22, 1841. 

215. V. ^ Jesse, b. May 12, 1796; d. Sept. 15, 1871. 

216. VI. >< Jacob, b. Feb. 17, 1799; d. Apr. 19, 1882. 
vii.^Mart. b. in 1802; d. May 6, 1849; m. John B. Gibbs. 
VIII.' Fannie, b. 1805 ; d. Oct. 24, 1822. 

IX. /William, b. 1809 ; d. Feb. 27, 1826. 


Benjamin® Holmes (Zebulon,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,^ 
George^). Born in Stoughtonham, now Sharon, Sept. 5, 1770, 
and died there June 1, 1842. 

He married, first, in Stoughton, Nov. 7, 1796,-'Martha Tal- 
bot, born in Stoughton in 1774, died in Milton, June 17, 1799, 
daughter of Isaac and Susanna (Turner) Talbot. He married, 
second, in Dedham(?) Feb. 11, 1802, Sarah Morse, born Mar. 
15, 1769, died Sept. 18, 1846, daughter of Nathan and Sarah 

From Benjamin Holmes' " Day Book," now in possession of Mrs. 
Warren A. Talbot, Norwood, we copy the following : " my wif 
aged 25 died June the 17, 1799 I Livied with her 31 one moths 
Seven Day." In another place it was written "I was married No- 
vember the 7 1796 to Matlia Tolbot " 

Mr. Holmes was a farmer and lived on the shore of Mashpoag 
Pond in Sharon. 

Children, all born in Sharon : 

217. 1. . Lewis,^ b. July 26, 1797; d. Dec. 11, 1870. 


II. Bexjaotx Talbot, b. May 16, 1799 ; d. Sharon, May 20, 1804. 

III. Joseph, b. 1802 ; d. 1809. 

IV. Martha, b. Dec. 3, 1803 ; d. Mar. 22, 1816. 

V. Benjamin, b. Nov. 26, 1806; d. Apr. 29, 1807. 

218. VI. Warrex Morse, b. Nov. 12, 1810 ; d. May 9, 1892. 

VII. Hannah, b. Sept. 13, 1813; m. in Sharon, Dec. 18, 1842, as 
his second wife, Warren Talbot, a successful farmer who 
lived and died in the house in which he was born. His father 
built the tirst brick chimney ever used in Sharon ; bom in 
Sharon .June 15, 1798; d. Aug. 13, 1882, son of Deacon Jo- 
siah and Susannah (Morse) Talbot. Children, all born in 
Sharon: 1. Bannah Esther, h. lSi3, d. 1847(?). 2. Sarah 
Emma, b. 1844, d. 1848, 3. A female child, b. and d. Aug. 
10, 184G. 4. Manetta, b. Mar. 12, 1848, d. in Norwood, 
Dec, 31, 1900, unmarried. Mr, Talbot's first wife was Esther 
A, Hodges, daughter of Daniel and Nabby Hodges of East 
Foxboro, by whom he had four children. 


Jacob^ Holmes ( Zebulon,' John* Samuel,'^ John,^ George^ ) . 
Born in Stoughtonham, now Sharon, Feb. 28, 1774, and was 
drowned while crossing Massapoag Pond, Sept. 13, 1809. 

He married in Stoughton, Mar. 31, 1802, Betsey Soiith- 
wortli, born in that part of Stoughton, now Canton, Feb. 8, 1798, 
died in Stoughton, Aug. 16, 1^48, daughter of Capt. Jedediah 
and Mary ( Atherton) Southworth, a descendant of Consider South- 

Aug. 6, 1803, he went to Belchertown to live, but returned in 
1807 to Sharon or Stoughton. 

Mrs. Holmes married, second, Jonathan Blanchard, who was at 
one time superintendent of the Stoughton Town Farm, by whom 
she had two children, Betsey and Reuina. 

Children of Jacob and Betsey Holmes : 

I. Mary Atherton,^ b, in Stoughton, Jan, 11, 1803; d, there 
Oct, 30, 1830 ; unmarried. 

219. II, Jesse, b, in Belchertown, Sept, 8, 1804; d, Apr. 28, 1893. 


Joseph* Holmes {Issachar,' John,* Samuel,^ John,' 
Georffe^). Born at Dorchester Lower Mills, May 19, 1795 ; died 
in Hampden, Maine, Jan. 1, 1845 ; married in North Yarmouth, 
Me., about 1819, Sarah Kenney, born in North Yarmouth, 
Sept. 20, 1795, and died of a liver complaint in Dedham, Oct. 6, 
1864, daughter of Samuel B. and Alice (Blanchard) Kenney. f 

* The above was given by a relative. The Southworth Genealogy, p. 98, states 
that the parents were Capt, Jedediah and Eunice (Mills) Southworth (a widow). 

t Mr. Kenney was b. in Nottingham, N. H., and Mrs. Kenney was b. in North 
Yarmouth. They joined the Church in North Yarmouth, Jan. 2, 1831, and removed 
to Newcastle, Me,, in 1840, 


Joseph was a millwright and when quite a young man went to that 
part of North Yarmouth which is now Yarmouth, where he married 
and went to Union, Maine, to live a few years. His two eldest 
children were born there. He returned to North Yarmouth and 
either erected or helped erect a paper mill on a site a little farther 
down the stream than where now stands the Forest Paper Co.'s 
mill on Royal River. 

He joined the church in North Yarmouth, June 7, 1835, his wife 
having joined Nov. 10, 1817. They were both dismissed Aug. 3, 
1842, to join the church in Hampden, where they affiliated Nov. 3, 

It was here he met hie death in a paper mill, Dec. 31, 1844, by 
being caught in a pulley, just as the clock was striking twelve at 
midnio^ht. It was decided that he did not die until after the clock 
finished striking, so his death is recorded as Jan. 1, 1845.* 

In the church records at Yarmouth is the following entry under 
baptisms : "Aug. 4, 1833, Elizabeth, Josiah Kenney, Mary, Joseph, 
Susan Blanchard, Sarah, ch. of Joseph and Sarah Holmes." 

After the death of Joseph, the whole family, except Maiy, re- 
moved to Dedham, where the children, except Elizabeth and Josiah 
K., wei'e placed under guardianship of Benjamin White f of Milton. 

Children, the first two born in Union, the others born in North 
Yarmouth, Maine : 

I. Elizabeth,'^ b. June 5, 1820, joined the church in North Yar- 

mouth, Aug. 2, 1840 ; d. in Dedham, Nov. 17, 1896, of arth- 
ritis ; unmarried. 

II. Josiah Kenney, b. Feb. 14, 1822; d. in California; unmar- 


III. Mary, b. Mar. 25, 1824 ; d. in Hampden, Me., Sept. 4, 1849 ; 

m. in Hampden, Dec. 25, 1847, as his second wife, Amos 
Dow, a school teacher and farmer, b. Hampden and d. in 
Rhode Island in 1892(?), son of Amos and Hannah (Wheeler) 
Dow, pioneers of Hampden. One child, Mary, b. Hampden 
in Aug., 1849, who never married. Amos Dow had previ- 
ously m. (intentions recorded) Feb. 26, 1842, Roxanna Run- 
nels, b. (jrarland, Me., Jan. 3, 1818 ; d. Hampden, July 3, 
1844 (one child). He married third, in 1872, Mary Dwelley 
of Dover, Me., who d. there Oct., 1904, leaving one son. 

IV. SrsAN Blanchard, b. Jidy 28, 1826 : d. Dedham, unmarried. 

V. Joseph, b. June 19, 1828; a wheelwright; d. in Dedham of 

consumption, Feb. 4, 1856, unmarried. 

VI. Sarah, b. May 12, 1831 ; milliner ; d. Dedham of consumption, 

Mar. 18, 1854, unmarried. 

VII. Samuel, b. 1834(?) ; d. in Dedham? 

VIII. Edward, b. 1836; killed at second battle of Bull Run, Va., 

Aug. 30, 1862. He was a corporal in Co. F, 18th Mass. Inf. 

* This mill was owned by a man named Crosby. In 1855 it was partially burned 
and rebuilt. In 1883 it was wholly destroyed and the site abandoned. 

fBenj. White married Joseph's sister Mary, and the record calls him " Gardene." 



Luther' Hobnes (Issachar,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,^ 
George^). Born at Dorchester Lower Mills, Apr. 10, 1797* 
and died of pneumonia in North Hanson, April 19, 1891. 

He married in Hanson, Sept. 24, 1822, Nancy Baker, born 
in Hanson, .July 20, 1792, and died there of consumption, Nov. 23, 
1868, daughter of Snow and Anna (Gushing) Baker. 

He was made a mason in Rising Star Lodge, Stoughton, Nov. 
25, 1819, and at his death was one of the oldest masons in the 
country. He was an anchor-smith by trade, but later in life bought 
a farm in North Hanson, where he lived always after. 

He was oiFered town office many times but never accepted, which 
may be a reason that he never had an enemy. 

He was a Universalist and his wife an Orthodox, and while they 
attended worship regularly and both went to different churches 
their disagreement was harmonious. 

Holmes Street, in North Hanson, about a mile long, leading to- 
wards Pembroke, is named for Luther Holmes. 

Children, all born in Hanson : 

I. Luther Sxow,^ b. Oct. 16, 1823 ; d. Apr. 20, 1848, of scrofula. 


II. Sarah Axn, b. Feb. 14, 1826, became blind in 1902, and is now 

living in North Hanson with her sister Mary. She m. (1 ) 
Calvin Luther Howlaxd, b. in Hanson in 1820 and d. 
there, Jan. 24, 1879, son of Luther and Peggy Howland. 
She m. (2) in South Weymouth on July 17, 1880, Edwin 
IxGLEE, b. in Halifax, Mass., in 1818, and d. there Aug. 16, 
1892, of consumption. No children by either husband. 

220. III. Daniel Gushing, b. July 16, 1827 ; d. Nov. 16, 1889. 

221. IV. Joseph, b. Dec. IG, 1830. 

V. Mary Chambeklin, b. Feb. 18, 1833, now living in North Han- 
son. She m. there, July 24, 1878, George William Stur- 
TEVANT, a shoe manufacturer, b. in Halifax, Mass., Aug. 15, 
1831 ; d. in Hanson of a heart trouble, Aug. 21, 1887, son of 
Ward and (Christian) Sturtevant. No children. 

222. VI. Edward, b. Feb. 21, 1835; d. Feb. 18, 1902. 


Joseph' Holmes (Joseph,' John,* Samuel,^ John,' George^). 
Born in Stoughton, June 19, 1814, died there at the house of his 
daughter Sarah, July 21, 1890, f and is buried in Sharon beside 
his wife in the Old Moose Hill Road Burying Ground. 

♦ Town record. The family record says March 1 0th. 

t There are two entries in Stoughton records, one as July 21, the other as July 26, 
■while the gravestone says 28th. 21st is correct. 


He married in Sharon, April 2, 1838, Emeline Ann Leonard 

Smith, born in Sharon, Nov. 17, 1808; died Feb. 7, 1875, 
daughter of Jacob and Mary Clapp (Leonard) Smith. 

Joseph Hohnes was a farmer and worked at carpenter work in 
rush times and odd jobs. His farm was in Sharon and was a milk 
producing one, and he was one of the last of farmers to give up the 
use of oxen in farm work. He shaved the day he was married and 
never shaved afterwards. A photograph of him, taken a few years 
before he died, shows a long, stocky, white beard. 

Children, except Sai'ah Jane, born in Sharon : 

I. Ann Monk,'' b. April 13, 1839, now liviug in Stoughtoii ; m. in 

Sharon, July IG, 1854 (old Bible says 1855), William Da- 
mien Bkown, b. in Valparaiso, Chili, Sept. 16, 1836 ; d. in 
Sharon, in 1874, son of Thomas Brown. His father was 
English and his mother pure Spanish. Young Brown was 
sent to the United States to be educated as a physician, and 
while at a j^rivate school in Stoughton found Miss Holmes 
and married her. Immediately after marriage Mr. Brown 
senior took his son to California and established a residence 
there, leaving the young wife to finish her schooling. In 1862 
Mr. Brown the younger returned to Sharon to claim his wife. 
Children, exce^^t Edward and Ella, born in Sharon : 1. Sarah 
Elizabeth, b. Apr. 5, 1863. 2. William, b. Apr. 1, 1865; d. 
Nov. 17, 1890, killed on the railroad. 3. Edward Everett, 
b. in Sutton, Oct. 25, 1866, d. in Stoughton, Jan. 26, 1897; 
m. in Boston, Dec. 1893, Matlie Warren Richards. She m. 
again, and now (1906) lives at Reed's Ferry, N. H. 4. Ellen 
Sophia, b. in Sutton, Mar. 12, 1869, d. Mar. 17, 1870. 5. 
Henry Augustus, b. April 1 2, 1871, d, in June, 1872. 6. Joseph 
Alonzo, b. July 30, 1873, d. Aug. 11, 1904; m. in Boston, 
Mar. 8, 1896, Lulu Eleanor Mann, who d. in Mar. 1901 ; 2 
children, Marion Elizabeth and Ralph Damien. 

II. Sarah Jane, b. in Stoughton, Aug. 18, 1841, now living in 

Stoughton ; unmarried. 

III. Lydia Gay, b. Oct. 22, 1844; m. in Dedham, Jan. 10, 1871, 

as his second wife, George Warren Richards, b. Dedham 
in 1832, son of Eliakim and Fanny Richards. Mr. Richards 
had by his first wife two children, Edna and Mattie ; the lat- 
ter married Edward Everett Brown, her cousin-in-law (see 
ch. of I., Ann Monk). 
223. IV. Lewis N., b. Sept. 16. 1846; d. Sept. 21, 1892. 

V. Priscilla, b. Jan. 17, 1850; m. in Sharon, May 1, 1873, 
Aaron Davis Rhodes, b. in Walpole(?), Mar. 30, 1846, 
and has been for many years, master mechanic in F. W. 
Bird's paper mill in E. W^alpole, son of William and Adeline 
E. (Thompson) Rhodes. Children, all b. in the same house 
inE. Walpole: 1. Helen Davis Rhodes, b. Mar. 10, 1874; 
m. in E. Walpole, Jan. 30, 1896, Fred Flympton Marcy, who 
was killed, Dec. 6, 1902, in Tileston & Hollingsworth paper 
mill in E. Walpole. One child, Oliver Fred Marcy, b. Mar. 


6, 1899. 2. William Walcott Rhodes, b. Jan. 26. 1876, d. 
in Sept. 1878. 3. Robert Thompson Rhodes, b. Jan. 1, 1878 ; 
unmarried. 4. Adeline Mabel Rhodes, b. Sept. 28, 1881. 
5. Fanny Elizabeth, b. Dec. 15, 1885. 6. Amy Sibyl, b. Feb. 
16, 1890. 


George' Holmes {.Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ John,' 
George^). Born in Stoughtonhara, now Sharon, Oct. 9, 1761, 
and died in Stoddard, N. H., Sept. 1, 1843. 

He married in Walpole (some say Sharon ; no town record of 
marriage found in either place), Oct. 25, 1781, Rachel Allen, 
born (Stoddard Records say in Lyndeboro, N. H., but probably is 
in error for it is quite likely she was a Massachusetts woman), Oct. 
14, 1762, died in Stoddard, N. H., Nov. 9, 1846, daughter of 
George and Experience (Stearns) Allen. 

When George was a lad the strife for freedom began and although 
only a stripling, he managed to get into the army, someway, as a 
helper in the same regiment as that of his father, and afterwards as 
a full fledged soldier. Revolutionary Records in the Archives of 
Massachusetts state that a receipt, dated Medway, June 16, 1778, was 
signed by said Holmes and others belonging to Capt. Moses Adams' 
Co., Col. Brooks' Regt. of Guards, for service from Nov. 3, 1777, 
to April 3, 1778, 5 mos. at Cambridge and travel allowance for 
said term. He was in a secret expedition to Newport, R. I., 1 mo. 
6 dys. Was also in Capt. Samuel Holden's Co., Col. Ebenezer 
Thayer's (Suffolk Co.) regiment; enlisted July 28, 1780; dis- 
charged Oct. 1780 ; regiment raised to reinforce the Continental 
Army for three months. 

He started for Stoddard, N. H., from Sharon, Feb. 9, 1792, 
with an ox-cart, his wife, five small children, and (as he wrote in 
his journal) " nine shillings in money." The latter part of his jour- 
ney was through the primeval, only certain marks on trees indicating 
to him which direction to go. On the way thither, one of his chil- 
dren, Lucy, while putting her arm out of the cart to grasp a limb 
of a tree, broke her wrist. He settled first in the southern part of 
the town and built a log house from trees felled by himself. In 
1801 he bought more land nearer the centre and built a good sized 
frame house which was his home ever after and where he, his wife 
and Jesse Wilder died. The home place was transferred to Jesse 
Wilder, Feb. 15, 1834, and is recorded in Cheshire Co. Registry 
of Deeds, Vol. 119, the agreement being as follows : 

. . . . " that they (meaning George and Rachel) shall live in the 
same part of the house as they do now, with use of the oven, firewood cut 
& spUt suitably at the door, sufficient for one tire .... to provide 
a horse suitable for such old people to drive .... to ride at their 


pleasure. Also between the 1st of October and 1st of March shall provide 
1 bush wheat flour, 6 bush ind. corn, 4 bush Rye, 1 fat hog that shall 
weigh three hundred pounds. 125 lbs butter, 150 lbs good four meal 
cheese.* 150 lbs beef fit for salting, 2 bbls of cider, 15 bush potatoes, 
8 bush apples, 3 pks white beans, 1 bush Turks Island Salt, 8 lbs young 
hyson tea, 6 lbs coffee, 30 lbs brown sugar, 6 gal molasses, 1 lb alspice, 16 
lbs candles, 1 lb pepper, 25 lbs fresh meat in the spring and summer with 
all the milk and cream they need, all green sauce needed for their table, 
ten quarts soap. Bed, bedding and clothes to make them decent and com- 
fortable. Shall provide needful doctoring, medicine and nursing in sick- 
ness and infirmities by day and by night, and at their deaths give each of 
them a decent and christian burial. In case of death of either, the remain- 
ing one is to have one half of the foregoing shall provide 

Fanny M. Holmes, Daughter of the said George & Rachel with the privi- 
lege of a home & room to set a bed in said house & to board with her 
parents and after the decease of her parents shall provide her with common 
board as long as she remains a single woman and pay her fifty dollars when 
she marrys." 

George Holmes attended cliiirch constantly, but never was a mem- 
ber. He was the first of his family to die, although the youngest 
was forty years old. 

Children, the first five born in Sharon, the last five born in Stod- 
dard, N. H. : 

I. LucV b. Feb. 1, 1782; d. in Westport, N. Y., Apr. 4, 1856, 
at the residence of her daughter Caroline : m. in Stoddard, 
Mar. 15, 1803, Amos Thompson, a farmer, b. in Stoddard, 
d. at Crown Point, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1835, son of Amos and 
Prudence (Osgood) Thompson, and brother to Nancy Thomp- 
son, who married Clifford Holmes (225). They lived at 
Crown Point most of the time after marriage. Children, all 
born there: 1. Caroline, b. 1804, d. in Feb. 1856; m. Ly- 
man Hubbard; no children. 2. Oaka G., b. 1806, d. Aug. 
22, 1871; m. Jane Stevens; ten children. 3. Lucy, d. in 
Iowa, m, Amasa Burdich ; ten cliildreu. 4. Mary P., d, in 
St. Lawrence, N. Y. ; m. Levi Bigelow ; four children. 
5. Samuel, b. 1813(?) 6. George E., b. 1818, d. Apr. 11, 
1873, m. Roxie Bailey ; two children. 

Jabez, b. Sept. 11, 1784; d. Mar. 18, 1852. 

Clifford, b. Jan. 17, 1787; d. Apr. 18, 1859. 

Preston, b. May 15, 1788 ; d. Nov. 15, 1857. 

Augustine, b. Mar. 8, 1791 ; d. Mar. 7, 1881. 

Luke, b. Jan. 6, 1794 ; d. Jan. 22, 1871. 

Dorothy, b. Jan. 2, 1796 (Stoddard Town Record. The family 
record gives 1798) ; d. in Hancock, N. H., Nov. 12, 1893 ; 
m. in Stoddard, Oct. 4, 1821, Jesse! Wilder, b. Rindge, 
N. H., Mar. 13, 1793, d. in Stoddard on the Holmes Place, 

•The writer has made many inquiries about a " four meal cheese" without satis- 
faction. The records are clear and distinct and no other words can be interpreted. 

t Jesse's pedigree was Jesse' {Silas,^ Ezra,^ Oliver,'^ Oliver,'^ Nathaniel,'^ Thomas^). 
Thomas arrived in Charlestown m 1638, and was from Berks Co., England. 













Feb. 4, 1864, son of Silas and Abigail (Page) Wilder. They 
lived in Keene, N. H., just after marriage, where Jesse was 
lieutenant of the Keene Light Infantry, About 1833 they 
moved to Stoddard to take care of Mrs. Wilder's parents. 
Children, all born in Keene, except the youngest : 1. Abigal 
Frances Wilder, b. Aug. 31, 1822, d. in Hancock, N. H., Feb. 
15. 1887 ; m. in Stoddard, June 6, 1850, Orlando Wood of 
Hancock. Childi-en, all b. in Hancock: i. George Orlando 
Wood, b. Mar. 11, 1853, d. Jan. 15, 1877 ; m. Feb. 13, 1874, 
Ella S. Weston, dau. of Jeremy Weston ; two children, ii. 
Frank Asa Wood, b. Jan. 24, 1S56 ; m. May 20, 1880, .Julia 
F. Wood of Winchendon ; two children, iii. Mary Abigail 
Wood, b. June 24, 1858, d. Dec. 30, 1860. iv. Carrie Jessie 
Wood, b. Oct. 6, 1861; m. Walter Jacquith ; four children. 
2. George Holmes Wilder, b. May 3, 1824, d. Aug. 21, 1866 ; 
m. June 1, 1847, Caroline Ellen Walker oi Charlestown, N, H., 
who d. in Keene, Dec. 11, 1860. After the death of his wife 
he went to Holjoke, Mass. While repairing a dam there, 
the anchorage of the boat gave way and he with two others 
were thrown over the falls. One escaped, two were drowned. 
Mr. Wilder's body was found after a search of eight days. 
He was buried with Masonic services. One child, George 
Martin Wilder, b. in Keene, April 11, 1858, now (1906) 
living in Hancock, N. H., carrying on the farm of his a\mt 
Dorothy. He m. Jan. 2, 1886, Ada B. Tirrell, who d. in 
Keene, Sept. 2, 1890. 3 Sarah Ann Wilder, b. July 31, 
1829 ; m. Apr. 17, 1859, William Weston, b. in Antrim, N. H., 
May 5, 1825, son of William and Harriet (Hale) Weston. 
They have lived in Hancock thirty-seven years. Children, 
the first four b. m Antrim, the last two b. in Hancock : i. 
James T. Weston, b. May 25, I860 ; m. Emma A. Coolidge ; 
one child, ii. Harriet Betsey Weston, b. June 25, 1862, d. 
Aug. 9, 1892. III. Sarah Frances Weston, b. June •!(), 1864, 
a teacher for twentv years ; unmarried, iv. Mary Ann 
Weston, b. Sept. 2, 1866, d. in Hancock, Oct. 24, 1896 ; 
unmarried ; at the time of her death was editor of " Home 
Sunshine," now published in New York. v. William Wes- 
ton, b. Mar. 3, 1869, a Methodist clergyman ; m. Sept. 12, 
1894, Myrtie L. French; two children. vi. Ephraim Wes- 
ton, b. Aug. 7, 1872, a successful farmer and stock breeder 
of Hancock ; m. Apr. 24, 1895, Agnes Delong ; three chil- 
dren. 4. Dorotha Maria, b. Apr. 12, 1832, now living on 
her own farm in Hancock (1905). Never married. 5. 
3Iary Amanda, b. April 7, 1838, d. in Stoddard, N. H., Dec. 
2, 1853. 
VIII. Sally, b. Jan. 6, 1799 ; d. in Langdon, N. H., Sept. 10, 1860, 
at the house of her brother Augustine. She m. in Stoddard, 
May 8, 1828, Zolva Baker, b. in Nelson, N. H., in 1799, 
d. there Oct. 11, 1835, sou of Benjamin Baker. Children, 
all b. in Nelson: 1. Fanny Mariette, b. Apr. 14, 1829, d. in 
Harrisville, N. H., Nov. 2^>, 1881 ; m. in Keene. N. H., Oct. 
7, 1858, Jabez B. Townsend of Dublin, N. H., as his second 


wife. No children. Mr. Townsend was previously m., June 
19, 1854, to Sarah Wadleigh of Sutton, N. H., and had one 
child, Sarah F., b. Dublin, Jan. 8, 1856, now living in Peter- 
boro, unmarried. 2. Benjamin Franklin, b. Apr. 23, 1830, 
d. Springfield, July 14, 1884 ; m. in Worcester, Aug. 7, 1866, 
Isabella White of Dexter, Me. One child, Grace Janette 
Baker, b. June 30, 1873. 3. Maria, b. in Nelson, d. there 
quite young. 4. Charles Edward, b. Apr. 11, 1833, d. in St. 
Albans, Yt., Mar. 30, 1894 ; m. in Salem, N. H., Aug. 23, 
1860, Harriet Miranda Clark of Landgrove, Vt. ; no children. 
229. IX. George Edward, b. Feb. 17, 1802 ; d. Jan. 3, 1872. 

X. Fanny Matson, b. Sept. 17, 1805 ; d. in Boston at the Brom- 
field House, Jan. 27, 1891 ; m. July 14, 1836, in Stoddard, 
Marshal Messinger, b. Stoddard, May 16, 1802, d. there, 
Apr. 28, 1865, son of Samuel and Lavinia (Blake) Messin- 
ger. Children, all b. in Stoddard: 1. Freeman Woodbury, 
b. May 1, 1837, d. in Aurora, 111., Mar. 9, 1886; m. (1) in 
Stoddard, Nov. 19, 1863, Harriet Blodgett ; m. (2) in Bos- 
ton in 1870, Eugenie Canney ; one child. 2. George 3Iilan, 
b. Jan. 1, 1839, d. in East Jaffrey, N. H., Nov. 29, 1856. 
3. Maria Nancy, b. May 5, 1840, d. in Sharon(?), July 26, 
1881 ; m. (1) in Stoddard, Ira H. Proctor of Stoddard ; three 
children; m. (2) in 1875, A. J. Proctor of Peterboro, N. H., 
by whom she had two children. 4. Edward Marshall, b. 
June 12, 1841, now (1904) living in Winchester, m. (1) Nov. 
24, 1864, Martha W. Leach of Westmoreland, N. H.; m. (2) 
Sept. 15, 1892, Mary A. Marshall oi Boston. Issue: i. Ed- 
ward W. Messinger,* b. Westmoreland, Sept. 16, 1865. ii. 
Guy Holmes Messenger, b. Winchester, July 26, 1893. 


Ebenezer* Holmes (Ebenezer,^ Ehenezer^* Samuel,^ John,' 
George'^). Born in Stoughtonham, now Sharon, Feb. 25, 1768, 
and died at Fort Plain, N. Y., in October, 1839. 

He married in Francestown, N. H., Nov. 24, 1794, Hannah 
Ewell, born in Francestown about 1771, and died in Fort Plain 
in March, 1842, f daughter of PelegJ and Hannah (Johnson) Ewell. 

In the spring of 1794 Ebenezer followed his uncles to Frances- 
town and settled. He worked at shoemaking in his early days ; 
numerous deeds mention him as " cordwainer." 

In the latter part of the century Mr. and Mrs. Ewell moved to 
Deering, a few miles from Francestown, and deeds show that Eb- 
enezer also lived there for a while. One deed reads : 

♦Edward W. Messinger married in Westmoreland, N. H., in 1893, Jessie M. 
Hutchinson, and had two children, Helen M., b. Winchester, Nov. 17, 1894, and Mar- 
shall E. Messenger, b. Melrose, Feb. 5, 1904. 

t Family record says 1848. 

X Peleg Ewell was in the Revolutionary war as a sailor and was twice taken by 
the British. He afterwards made forty voyages to the West Indies. Hannah Ewell 
was a descendant of Governor Bradford of Plymouth Colony. 


"toEbenezer Holmes, Yorman .... my right and tital intres 
estate forever and Demand of iucurd unto a Cartain trac of laud forever 
lying in Bearing," 

Other deeds call hira " of Deering," but the last deed found, either 
to or from Ebenezer, is dated 1805, and it is probably about that 
time that he went into New York State. Francestown History says 
"he went to Utica," but perhaps he did not go there directly, but 
there is family knowledge that he lived at one time in the outskirts 
of Utica. The Utica city clerk says there are no birtlis of children 
of Ebenezer recorded there. Just before moving to Fort Plain he 
was on the farm of J. Fenimore Cooper (the novelist) at Coopers- 
town. In 1825 he moved to Fort Plain, N. Y., where he had 
charge of the toll bridge over the Mohawk River. This bridge at 
one time was carried away almost bodily in a freshet. The toll house 
with its occupants were isolated and cut off from the main land. 
Mr. Holmes and his family were rescued by a man named Heath 
and carried to the house of Warren Holmes. 

Children, the first four born in Francestown, N. H. It is not 
cei'tain where the last four were born, but probably in the vicinity 
of Utica : 

I. Hannah,'' b. Sept. 12, 1795 ; d. Mar. 4, 1799. 

230. II. Warren, b. April 6, 1798. 

231. III. Samuel, b. Dec. 4, 1799. 

IV. Charlotte, b. Oct. 27, 1802; d. Dec. 26, 1804. 

232. V. Luther, b. in Deenng(?), N. H., Dec. 22, 1805. 
283. VI. John. 

vii. Fanny Bradford,* b. Oct. 29, 1813, and died in Fort Plain, 
N. Y., April 1, 1896. She m. there, Oct. 1, 1833, Peter 
Brown, a carpenter aud builder, sou of Peter and Mary 
Magdalene (Seeber) Brown. Children, first two born in 
Canajoharie, N. Y., the others born in Fort Plain : 1. Luther 
S., b. Oct. 11, 1834, d. Apr. 20, 1835. 2. Debs Holmes, b. 
June 22, 1836; m. at Fort Atkinson, Wise, Sept. 15, 1861, 
Marietta Gertrude Rankin, born in MuunsvUle, N. Y., Aug. 8, 
1841, dau. of Aaron and Sarah G. (Simmons) Rankin. Child- 
ren, all b. in Vt. Atkinson : i. Gertrude Bradford Brown, b. 
July 15, 1862, m. (1), in Nov., 1882, H. W. .Joslyn ; m. (2), 
May 30, 1897, J. L. Mcllree. ii. Edward Rankin, b. June 
20, 1865, m. Dec. 26, 1888; (wife's name not furnished); 
no children, in. Sarah Adelaide, b. Dec. 18, 1867, m. in 
Jefferson, Wise, (1), Fred. Stoppenbach ; m. (2), William 
C. Leitsch ; no children. 3. George Was/nngton, b. Aug. 22, 
1838; m. in Fort Plain, Apr. 11, 1866, Catherine Melinda 
Kemp, b. in Cherry Valley, Feb. 5, 1842, dau. of Benjamin 
and Catherine Melinda (Farmin) Kemp. Children : i. Benja- 
min Fulton Brown, b. Apr. 17, 1867, m. Aug. 19, 1891, Louisa 

• The paragraph on Fanny Bradford was prepared entirely by Miss Anna Marion 
Brown of Fort Plain, N. Y. She has also been of substantial assistance in procuring 
information on other members of the family of Ebenezer Holmes. 


Belle Eussell of St. Johnsville, N. Y., and have eight children. 
II. Anna Marion Brown, b. Nov. 14, 1870; unmarried. 4. 
William Henrii Harrison, b. Aug. 22, 1840; m. in Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., May 24, 1870, Louisa Weston, b. in Philadelphia, 
Jan. 30, 1873 ; four children. Mr. Brown m. Fannie Collins 
for his second wife ; no children. 5. Mary Frances, b. June 
16, 1843; m. Dec. 20, 1864, Delos Seeber Peaslee* Mr. 
Peaslee was in the 192d N. Y. Reg. in the Civil War, b. 
Minden, N. Y., Apr. 15, 1844, son of Joseph Babcock and Mag- 
dalene (Seeber) Peaslee. No children. 6. Fanny Bradford, 
b. Oct. 16, 184G ; m. Sept. 25, 1872, Seeher Blair*, b. Middle- 
field, N. Y., Apr. 16, 1841, son of George and Rosanna Ann 
(Seeber) Blair. One child, George Brown Blair, b. Jan. 3, 
1874, m. LaPearl Garlock. 7. Peter, b. Nov. 18, 1848; d. 
May 17, 1862. 8. Anna Marian, b. Sept. 20, 1852, d. Apr. 

viii. Mart Lyon, b. Oct. 29, 1815 ; d. at Palatine Bridge, N. Y., 
of old age, Dec. 28, 1903. She m. there, Apr. 24, 1845, 
Peter Fuller, a farmer, b. Palatine, Nov. 16, 1820, d. 
there, Feb. 14, 1904, son of David and Gertrude (Shill) 
Fuller. No children. 

IX. Harriet, died in infancy; date of birth unknown. She might 
have been and probably was born between John (vr) and 
Fanny Bradford (vii). 


* Luther* Holmes {Ebenezer,^ Ehenezer,* Samuel,' John,^ 
George^ ) . Born in Stoughtonham, now Sharon, Mar. 17, 1772, and 
died there, Feb. 15, 1821. 

He married in Sharon, July 5, 1818, Hannah Richards, born 
in 1773, died in Sharon, March 12, 1855 " formerly wife of Aaron 
Richards" (Sharon epitaph), who died in sliaron, Dec. 12, 1816, 
aged 24. 

Oct. 2, 1798, Luther loaned his brother Ebenezer $200, who 
then lived in Francestown, taking a mortgage on property there. 

Luther was a blacksmith, and had a shop in that part of Sharon 
that is now Canton. 

May 30, 1820, he bought five acres of land in Roxbury of Issa- 
char Holmes (51). Deed signed by Issachar and Mary. This land 
was assigned to Mary Holmes as part of the estate of her father, 
John Chamberlin. 

June 4, 1822, Luther's estate was settled, and Hannah was al- 
lowed her thirds. No children are mentioned in the distribution. 


^Oliver' Holmes {Oliver," Ebenezer^* Samuel,' John,^ 
Geo7-ge^). A prosperous farmer; born in Francestown, N. H., 
April 7, 1777, and died there, March 7, 1833. 

* Mr. Peaslee and Mr. Blair were cousins. 


He married in Francestown, Oct. 20, 1803, Anna Webster 
Bradford, born in Francestown, Oct. 17, 1782, joined the church 
there in 1812, and died there, July 16, 1857, daughter of Robert 
and Hannah (Eaton) Bradford and sieter to iNIoses Eaton Brad- 
ford, who married Sally Holmes, sister to this Oliver. Mrs. 
Holmes married second, July, 1838, Daniel Fuller,* born in that 
part of Dedham that is now Dover, Nov. 6, 1760, and died in 
Francestown, July 21, 1847, son of David and Elizabeth Fuller. 
Mr. Fuller had previously married, Apr. 13, 1786, Abigail Eaton 
(born Nov. 2, 1761, and died Sept. 17, 1837), by whom he had 
two sons and two daughters. 

Oliver became prominent, but not to such a degree as did his 
father. He was selectman in 1826, '7, '8 '9, '30, '33, '38, and 
school committee in 1826. He was an original member of the 
Francestown Academy in 1819. 

July 10, 1832, he made his will, leaving his wife Anna the 
bulk of his estate, with all the furniture ; also the pew in the 
church. To his daughter, Lavina M. Gould, $300, in addition to 
what she has had. To his son, Oliver, the same ; also his desk, 
clock, and surveying instruments. To his daughter, Hannah B. 
Holmes, $500. To his grandson, Oliver Holmes Gould, $100. 
(Hillsboro Probate Records, vol. 40, p. 8.) 

Children, all born in Francestown : 

I. Eliza," b. .July 26, 1804 ; d. Oct. 9, 1804. 

II. Lavixia Morse, b. Aug. 11, 1805; d. in Henniker, N. H., 

Aug. 17, 1841 ; she m. Sept. 10, 1829, Daniel Carroll 
Gould, b. Bedford, N. H., Oct. 4, 1799, d. in Manchester 
Nov. 3, 1872, son of Daniel and Mary (Ball) Gould of 
Henniker, N. H. He was proprietor of a general store iu 
Henniker, and after he moved to Manchester was a rope 
manufacturer. Children, all born in Henniker: 1. Oliver 
Holmes Gould, b. Mar. 6, 1831 ; d. in Nashua, N. H., Aug. 
12, 1859 ; m. in Manchester, Nov. 20, 1855, Sarah Elizabeth 
Yeaton of Manchester. One child : Charles Frederic. 2. 
Charles Frederic, b. Apr. 8, 1833 ; drowned in Lake Michi- 
gan, Sept. 24, 1856; unm. 3. Lavinia Anna, b. May 15, 
1835 ; never married. She is principal of the North Bennett 
Industrial School, Boston. 4. Francis Henry, b. Dec. 23, 
1857 ; m. in Manchester, Jlay 23, 1860, Phebe Bell Clock 
of Manchester. Three children : Mary Bell, Grace, and 
Frank Oliver. 5. Daniel Carlos, b. Mar. 13, 1841 ; m. in 
Manchester, Sept. 10, ISGS, Elizabeth Adams. No ch. 
234. m. Oliver, b. .Jan. 8, 1807 ; d. Sept. 22, 1859. 

IV. Lacrilla, b. July 12, 1808 ; d. Apr. 8, 1821. 

* Daniel Fuller was a drummer in the Army of the Revolution, and was present 
at the execution of Major Andre. He settled in Francestown in 1786, and by singu- 
larly good fortune he discovered in May, 1808, soap-stone which has become world- 
wide in reputation. He was president of the Francestown Bank, and brought the 
first barrel of flour into Francestown, 


V. Haxnah Bradford, b. June 21, 1810; d. in Wobura, Apr. 
26, 1875. She was a school-teacher, aad m. Apr. 19, 1842, 
Col. Paul Cragin, Jr., as his second wife. He was b. in 
Greenfield, N. H., Feb. 12, 1798 ; d. of a cancer in the 
stomach, Dec. 2, 1848, in Manchester, son of Paul and 
Polly (Whitmore) Cragin of Greenfield. They had no 
children, but Col. Cragin by his first wife had several 
children. Col. Cragin was a popular man. Besides his 
military jjopularity, he had been in the N. H. Legislature, 
and was postmaster at Manchester at the time of his death. 
He m. Nov. 2C), 1828, for his first wife, Caroline Ramsey, 
b. May 21, 1804, d. Nashua, Apr. 8, 1838, dau. of David 
and Hannah (Marshall) Ramsey of Greenfield, N. H. By 
her he had Paul Francis, Caroline, Elizabeth Holmes, and 
Paul Ridgeway. 


Oliver' Hohnes {Enoch," Ehenezer,* 8amuel,'^ John,' 
Geo7'ge^). Carpenter. Born in Walpole, Dec. 25, 1772, and 
died in Francestown, N. H., May 18, 1848. 

He married in Francestown, Mar. 18, 1802, Olive Dillaway, 
who died in Hillsboro, N. H., May 18, 1848. 

They lived in Francestown first for a few years, then moved to 
Hillsboro ; after his wife died he returned to Francestown. 

Children, both born in Francestown : 

I. Elizabeth Bradford,' b. in 1808 ; d. Apr. 22, 1872, in 

Bridgewater, Vt., of dyspepsia; m. in Hillsboro, Mar. 14, 
1830, Eben Kesier Bartlett, b. in Norwich, Vt., in 
1804; d. in Bridgewater, Vt., Aug. 10, 1883, of apoplexy. 
Children, both born in Plymouth, Vt. : 1. Orison Adelbert, 
b. Mar. 18, 1833 ; d. in Hartford, Vt., Apr. 8, 1903; m. 
in "Woodstock, Vt., Sept. 21, 1852, Melvina Hudson of 
Plymouth. Two children : Lavira Adeliza and Eva Adelle. 
2. Olivia Adeliza, b. Nov. 20, 1838; m. in Bridgewater, 
Sept. 18, 1860, Abel S. Shattuck of Bridgewater. One child : 
Mary Ruth. 

II. Olivia Elvira, b. Oct. 5, 1814; d. in Pomfret, Vt., Nov. 6, 

1895, of a paralytic shock; m. (1) in Woodstock, in 1833, 
Samuel Jackman, a cabinetmaker, b. in Hillsboro, N. H., 
Aug. 3, 1811, d. in Troy, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1837, son of 
Nathan and Catherine Jackman. She m. (2) in Bridge- 
water, Vt., Mar. 20, 1842, Asaph William Churchill, 
a farmer, b. in Pomfret, Mar. 16, 1814, d. there, Feb. 20, 
1889, son of Zebedee and Azubah (Cheedle) Churchill. 
No children by second marriage. One child by the first 
marriage : Edwin Samuel Hazen Jackman, b. in Highgate, 
Vt., Feb. 26, 1836 ; d. in East Barnard, Vt., Apr. 22, 1902 ; 
m. at Wells River, Vt., Apr. 4, 1861, Adaline Morse of 
Weathersfield, Vt. Four children, two of whom are living, 


and are: Grace Adaline, who m. Newman M. Leavitt, 
residence East Barnard, Vt. ; and Mary Weston, who m. a 
Mr. Bowers, residence Canton, N. Y. 


Ichabod® Holmes {.Enoch,^ Ebenezer,* Samuel^* John,^ 
George'). Born in Francestown, N. H., Feb. 22, 1780, and died 
there, April 5, 1854. 

He married (date not ascertained, although vigorous search has 
been made) Sarah Lewis, born in Lyndeboro, N. H., April 24, 
1777, daughter of Aaron and Sarah (White) Lewis. Ichabod was 
a farmer, and lived on a farm owned by his father. 

Children, all born in Francestown : 

235. I. Sanford,'' b. 1808; d. Oct. 10, 1879. 

II. Cynthia, b. 1810 ; d. Aug. 3, 1840 ; m. Dr. .James H. 
Crombie, a physician in Francestown from 1838 to 1850, 
afterwards of Derry, N. H., son of James Crombie of New 
Boston, N. H. 

236. III. Lewis, b. May 16, 1811 ; d. Aug. 1, 1876. 

IV. Mason, b. 1815 ; d. of consumption, Nov. 28, 1843 ; unmarried. 


David* Holmes {Enoch^^ Ehenezer,* Samuel,^ John^* 
George'). Born in Francestown, N. H., in 1784, and died there, 
March 4, 1827. He made a will Feb. 14, 1827, giving every- 
thing to his wife Anna. (Hillsboro, N. H., Probate Record, 
vol. 35, p. 399.) 

He married in Francestown, Jan. 31, 1811, Anna Dustin, 
born in Francestown, Sept. 3, 1787, died in Antrim, N. H., Dec. 
12, 1853, daughter of Eliphalet and Janette (McCollom) Dustin, 
and great-granddaughter of Hannah Dustin, who was taken cap- 
tive by the Indians. Eliphalet's father was Thomas Dustin, who 
was a little less than four years old when taken captive with his 

Mrs. Holmes married second, Nov. 10, 1835, Theodore G. 
"Wallace of Antrim, N. H., born in Bedford, N. H., Jan. 31, 
1795, d. in Antrim, April 7, 1852. He was in the War of 1812. 
No children by the second marriage. 

David Holmes was a trader in company with a man named 
Miller, and their store was on the road from Greenfield to Frances- 
town, near the town line. They bought land and buildings, the 
deed states, " Juley 16 yr of our LORD 1805 " (Hillsboro Deeds, 
vol. 65, p. 449.) 

Children, all born in France8to\vn : 

237. I. David,'^ b. 1812 ; d. previous to 1845. 

238. II. Harrison, b. Sept. 7, 1815 ; d. May 19, 1865. 


239. III. Henry, b. 1817 (?) ; d. 1854. 

IV. Susan, b. 1819 (?) ; d. iu Boston; m. D. Waldo Swallow. 

They lived in Somerville, and had one son : Edgar Swallow, 
b. about 1850. 

V. Frances A., b. 1821 (?) ; m. Nov. 14, 1853, John Mason 

Wallace, b. in Antrim, where they lived for several years, 
then moved to Fairfax, Iowa. Children, both born in An- 
trim: 1. Jennie, d. in Antrim. 2. Charles. 


RicharcF Holmes {Jahez,'' Ehenezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ 
Geoi^ge^). Born in Francestown, N. H., July 14, 1778, and died 
in Boston in 1836. 

He married first, in Boston, Feb. 24, 1805, Mary Lewis, who 
was born in Francestown. He married second, Elizabeth . 

Richard was a " housewright," and located in Boston when a 
young man. On Sept. 24, 1814, called "Joiner of Boston," he 
bought of Jabez, his father, called "Husbandman," for $1000, 
" an undivided half in quantity and quality " of the Homestead 
Farm, which bordered land of David Lewis. (Hillsboro Co. Deeds, 
vol. 147, p. 549.) 

May 6, 1815, called "Housewright," he bought of Henry Hill 
^ acre of land, with buildings, on Warren Street (now Warrenton 
Street), Boston. 

On Oct. 29, 1836, he made his will, which was probated in 
Boston, Jan. 9, 1837. In it he provides to have his mother, Anna 
Holmes, receive $20.00 per year, as per agreement. All the rest 
to go to Elizabeth, my wife. After her decease, the property to go 
to his two children, Minot Holmes of Louisville, Ky., and Mary- 
Ann Lewis, wife of David Lewis, 3d, of Francestown. 

Children, probably born in Boston : 

I. Minot,'' b. Jnly 21, 1806. No further record. (The writer 

has corresponded with authorities in Louisville, but gained 
no.information. ) 

II. Mart Ann, b. in 1808; m. Apr. 21, 1833, David Lewis, 

3d, a merchant of Pittsburg, Kan., b. in Francestown, 
Apr. 26, 1809, son of David and Susan (Aiken) Lewis. 


Jabez® Holmes, Jr. {Jabez,^ Ebenezer,* Samuel,' Johuy' 
George^). Born in Francestown, N. H., Sept. 13, 1780, and 
died there, Oct. 27, 1865. 

He married, Oct. 20, 1806, Eunice Hall, born in Frances- 
town, March 16, 1783, and died there, June 2, 1862, daughter 
of Richard and Mary (Webster) Hall. 

Jan. 16, 1807, he bought land in Lyndeboro, N. H., of Caleb 
and Nancy Houston (Nancy was daughter of Enoch 56). 


He joined the Church of Christ in 1813, his wife having joined 
in 1812. He was elected deacon Aug. 2, 1821, and remained as 
such thirty-four years in succession. He was a most excellent man. 
He lived where Samuel Stevens now lives (1900). 

Children, all born in Francestown : 

I. Sabrina,' b. Oct. 28, 1807 ; d. Sept. 24, 1831 ; m. Apr. 17, 

1826, Mason Balch, b. Oct. 23, 1800, d. July 21, 1873, 
son of Israel and Elizabeth (Epps) Balch of Francestown. 
Children: 1. Mary Ann Balch, b. Mar. 14, 1827 ; d, Sept. 
30, 1858. 2. Mason Holmes Balch, b. 2nov. -ll, 1829 ; d. 
Apr. 29, 1903, of pueumouia. Mr. Masou Balch m. (2) in 
1836, Hannah Holt of Greenfield, N. H., who d. Oct. 14, 
1856. He m. (3) Mrs. Elizabeth Stiles of Greenfield. 

II. Adeline Webster, b. Feb. 27, 1809 ; d. of consumption, 

Dec. 18, 1835. 

III. Sakah French, b. Dec. 15, 1812 ; d. in East Alstead, N. H.. 

July 10, 1889; m. as his second wife, Oct. 28, 1850, Rev 
Samuel C. Bradford, b. Francestown, July 2, 1795, d 
Sunderlund (?), Mass., Mar. 3, 1869, sou of Rev. Moses 
and Dorothy (Bradstreet) Bradford. Mr. Bradford was a 
Congregational clergyman, and a lineal descendant of Hon. 
"William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony. Mr. 
Bradford m. first, June 13, 1820, Mary Hazeltine of Dracut, 
who d. May 16, 1847. Child by Sarah French Holmes was 
Sarah Sabrina Adelaide Bradford, b. Sunderland, Auo-. 19, 
1853; d. East Alstead, N. II., Sept. 2, 1896; m. Nov. 16, 
1881, John P. Kemp of East Alstead, by whom she had 
three children. 
240. VI. Almon, b. Nov. 27, 1816 ; d. Nov. 2^, 1840. 


Nathan* Holmes {Elijjhalet,^ Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,* 
George^). Born in Attleboro, Nov. 21, 1781, and died of a 
kidney trouble in Stowe, Vt., March 30, 1855. 

He married (first) in Cumberland (?), R. I., Joanna Gould, 
born in 1779 ; died in Stowe, Vt., in 1845, of over exertion. She 
was daughter of Benjamin Gould. He married (second) at Stowe, 
in October, 1855, Mrs. Jalia Arnold, a widow. 

He went to Stowe in the fall of 1804 without much capital, but 
increased it until he became the wealthiest farmer in town. He 
sei'ved ten months in the War of 1812 ; was a member of the M. E. 
Church ; held many town ofiices ; a model farmer ; a man of su- 
perior judgment ; was often called upon to settle controversies, and 
settled many estates ; a thoroughly honest man. 
Children, all born in Stowe : 

I, Nathan," b. May 19, 1805; d. in Stowe, Nov. 7, 1831, ac- 
cording to the town record, but his headstone bears this 
inscription: "Died Dec. 23, 1832, aged 26 vrs. 5 mos. 
19 dys." 


II. JoANXA, b. Jan. 20, 1807; d. in Stowe, Apr. 10, 1890, of 

physical collapse. She m. in Cambria, Wis., in 1856, 
Thomas Sanderson, a farmer, b. in England, d. about 
1883 in Randolph, Wis. She went West about the time of 
her marriage, and returned soon after her husband's death. 
No ch. 

III. Harriet, b. Nov. 30, 1808; d. of pulmonary consumption in 

1863 at Randolph, Wis. ; m. in Stowe, in Oct., 1850, Elial 
Page, a minister and farmer, a widower who had children 
by a former wife. They lived in Eden, Vt., until they 
separated in 1859. After the separation she went AVest, 
and lived with her sister Joanna. Her husband married 
again and died in Eden. No ch. 

241. IV. Hiram, b. Feb. 24, 1812. 

V. Harrison, b. Mar. 3, 1814 ; went to Lowell in 1836 ; became 

overseer in a cotton mill. He went to South Carolina about 
1860, and nothing has been heard from him since 1863. 
He never married. 

VI. Sarah, b. Apr. 8, 1816 ; d. in June, 1853, at Racine, Wis., 

of pulmonary consumption ; m. at Stowe, in 1843, Stephen 
Keith, a farmer, of Newhaven, Vt. They had two sons, 
Sidney and Hiram, who went AVest and have changed their 
places of abode frequently. 

VII. Fanny Amt, b. Nov. 9, 1817; now (1906) living with her 

son Nathan in Morristown, near Stowe line, Vt. She m. 
in Stowe, Sept. 22, 1841, Israel Hale, a preacher and a 
farmer, b. in Boxford, Mass., Dec. 20, 1812, d. in Stowe, 
Apr. 18, 1887, son of Josejjh and Martha (Friend) Hale. 
Children, all born in Morristown: 1. Martha Ann, b. Feb. 
20, 1843 ; d. of paralysis, June 6, 1906 ; m. there, Apr. 12, 
1900, Warren Goodale Baker of Morristown. No ch. 2. 
Nathan Israel, b. July 22, 1845 ; m. in Royalton, Vt., Nov. 
28, 1893, Mary Wild of Royalton. No ch. 3. Cicero 
Harrison, b. Feb. 1, 1848 ; m. in Barton, Vt, in Feb., 1873, 
Ella Mary Downing. Four ch. 4. Emma Fanny, b. Mar. 31, 
1851 ; d. in Stowe, Jan. 26, 1905 ; unm. 

VIII. Emilt, b. Mar. 27, 1820 ; d. at Randolph, AVis., in Dec, 

1885, of pulmonary consumjjtion ; m. in Stowe, in 1843, 
Emory Towne, b. and d. in Stowe, son of Elihu Towne. 
They separated in 1848, he going to Waterbury, Vt., and 
she to Randolph, AVis. No ch. 

242. IX. Joseph, b. Nov. 1, 1823; d. June, 1893. 


Eliphalet* Holmes, Jr. {EUphalet,^ Joseph,* Samuel* 
John,''^). Born in Attleboro, Jan 26, 1788, and died 
there, Oct. i9, 1867. 

He married in Attleboro, March 20, 1820, Betsey Sweetland, 
born in North Attleboro, May 14, 1787, and died in the Holmes 
Neighborhood of Attleboro, March 21, 1868, daughter of Clark 


and Elizabeth (Hancock) Svveetland. (Her Sweetland ancestors 
came from Marblehead.) 

There are quite a number of transactions in land in the Bristol 
Co. Registry of Deeds in the name of Eliphalet alone, also in com- 
pany with his brother James, who was a partner in the business 
of making boats and hauling them to Boston. James preferred to 
stay at home and work, while Eliphalet was in his element when 
taking boats into Boston. Eliphalet was a great story teller and 
was fond of meeting people and being around among them. 

He made his will June 17, 1867. (Bristol Co. Probate Record, 
Vol. 184, p. (365.) He gave his daughter Elizabeth $1500 and 
the furniture ; his son Joseph the casks, barrels, farming tools and 
carriages ; the remainder of his property to his daughters Elizabeth 
and Ann, equally. 

Children, all born in N. Attleboro : 

I. Elizabeth IIaxcock,'' b. Juue 24, 1821 ; d. in No. Attleboro, 

Feb. 9, 18'JG; she was a school teacher and unmarried. 

II. Ann Eliza, b. Mar. 15, 1823; d. in So. Attleboro, Feb. 24, 

1875 ; m. iu No. Atttleboro, June 9, 1847, James Sweetland 
Day, b. So. Attleboro, July 1(3, 1813, d. there. Mar. 24, 1887, 
son of Loammi and Mary (Walker) Day. Mr. Day was a 
merchant and postmaster. Children, all b. in vSo. Attleboro: 
1. James Clarence, b. Mar. 2%, 1848, now (1906) a prosper- 
ous merchant in Bellows Falls, Vt. He m. (1) in Keene, 
N. H., Oct. 15, 1873, Charlotte E. Pray oi White River Jc, 
Vt., who d. Oct. 29, 1891 ; six children. Mr. Day m. (2) 
in Bellows Falls, Jan. 23, 1895, Lorena E. Jeivett of Genoa, 
111. One child. 2. Elphalet Holmes, b. Aug. 14, 1850, now 
(1906) living in Chicago; m. Dec. 2, 1849, Helen Gorton of 
Pawtucket, K. 1. No children. 3. Frank Leslie, b. Aug. 
18, 1856, graduate of Brown University 'ib, and of Harvard 
Medical School in '89. Not married ( 1906). 4. Lewis Ar- 
thur, b. Aug. 25, 1863, now (1906) liviug iu Bellows Falls; 
m. iu Grafton, Vt., Aug. 28, 1889, Eva F. Carpenter ; two 
243. in. Joseph Lewis, b. Apr. 11, 1828; d. June 29, 1889. 


James* Hobnes {Eliphalet," Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,* 
George^). Born in that part of Attleboro that is now North Attle- 
boro and known as the Holmes Neighborhood, in 1790, and died 
there, Sept. 9, 1875. 

He married at Arnold's Mills, R. I., April 9, 1820, Nancy Ar- 
nold, born there, Feb. 9, 1793, died in the Holmes Neighborhood, 
Feb. 19, 1882, daughter of Enoch and Lydia (Sweetland) Arnold. 

James Holmes was a boat builder and in company with his brother 
Eliphalet (128). They carried tlieir boats to Boston on wheels and 


James made his first trip to Boston when he was nine years old. 
James and Eliphalet were also brick makers. 

Children, all born in the Holmes Neighborhood : 

I. Eleanor Frances,'' b. Nov. 18, 1821, now living on the old 
homestead. Never married. 
244. II. Charles Fales, b. Apr. 9, 1823; d. Apr. 21, 1900. 

III. Sarah Arnold, b. Aug. 13, 1825; m. in Newport, R. I., Jan. 
2, 1868, William Henry Millard, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., 
July 1, 1840, son of Albert and Elizabeth Reed (Sprague) 
Millard. Before marriage Mrs. Millard was a school teacher 
in Woonsocket and No. Attleboro. Mr. and Mrs. Millard are 
now (1906) living on the old James Holmes Place, No. At- 
tleboro; no children. 


Milton^ Holmes {EUjohalet,^ Joseioh,* Samuel,^ John,^ 
George^). Born in Attleboro, Sept. 29, 1794, and died there, 
July 8, 1863. 

He married in No. Attleboro, March 22, 1829, Betsey George, 
born in So. Attleboro in 1790, and died in No. Attleboro, Dec. 24, 
1868, daughter of Wdliam and Abigail George. 

Milton was a farmer and a brick maker and was in company with 
his brother Augustus. He bought one third of the land of the old 
homestead and built a house nearly opposite that of Augustus ( 131) . 

He made his will Aug. 8, 1861, in which he leaves the income 
of all his estate to his wife ; after her death, the property to go to 
School District No. 2 (called the Holmes District) as a school fund 
forever in said district (Bristol Probate Records, Vol. 183, p. 299). 
Joseph L. Holmes (243) was one of the trustees. Since the 
school house has been abandoned for the central school, the build- 
ing has been used for public gatherings and is called the Holmes 
Memorial Hall. 

Near the house that Milton built stands an elm tree that was spared 
as a sapling at the time Eliphalet (Milton's father) was married 

Children, both born in the Holmes Neighborhood, North Attle- 
boro : 

I. Harriet George,"' b. Dec. 18, 1827, d. No. Attleboro, Mar. 

13, 1850; unm. 

II. George Benton, b. June 27, 1836, d. No. Attleboro, Oct. 8, 



Augvistus^ Holmes {Eliphalet,' Joseph,* SamueV, John,^ 
George^). Born in Attleboro, May 23, 1800, and died in the 
Holmes Neighborhood, August 1, 1874. 


He married, first, Nov. 27, 1825, Mary Ann Sanford, born 
in what is now No. Attleboro, in 1803, and died there, Feb. 11, 
1829, daughter of Ephraira and Jane (Lawton) Sanford. He 
married, second, in Cumberland, R. I., in Sept., 1830, Sillis 
Green Haskell, born there, Feb. 17, 1804, and died in the 
Holmes Neighborhood, August 31, 1881, daughter of Samuel and 
Mary (Turner) Haskell. 

Augustus was a farmer and a brick maker. 

Children, all born in Attleboro : 

245. I. Eliphalet Sanford,'' b. Oct. 2, 1826. 

246. II. WiLLiAii Augustus, b. Nov. 9, 1832. 

III. Mary Ann Sanford, b. Mar. 28, 1834; m. in Attleboro, Nov. 

25, 1856, Charles Edwin Jordan, a farmer, b. iu Thomp- 
son, Conn., Nov. 23, 1833, son of Lorenzo and Saruh (Barnes) 
Jordan. He is a deacon of the Oldtown Congregational 
Church of No. Attleboro and has been one of the selectmen. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan live (1905) on the old homestead 
where Eliphalet Holmes settled. Children, all born in the 
Holmes Neighborhood : 1. Charles Davis Jordan, b. Sept. 

26, 1862, d. No. Attleboro, Jan. 24, 1863. 2. WiJliam 
Holmes Jordan, b. Dec. 2, 1864 ; is cashier of the Draper 
Company at Hopedale ; m, in Fall River, Feb. 5, 1891, 
Sadie Elizabeth Hathaway, b. Dartmouth, Feb. 10, 1868, 
daughter of Thomas S. and .Julia Elizabeth (Sullivan) Hath- 
away. One son, Harold Hathaway Jordan, b. Providence, 
Aug. 9, 1892. 3. Lorenzo Augustus Jordan, b. Jan. 19, 
1867, now (1905) paymaster at Saylesville Bleachery, Say- 
lesville, R. I.; m. in Attleboro, Dec. '2i, 1887, Annie Maria 
Baab, b. Pawtucket, R. I., Jan. 11, 1868, dau. of Peter and 
Amelia Amanda (Francis) Baab; one ch., Sillis Isabel, b. 
N. Attleboro, Apr. 24, 1889. 


Harrison^ Holmes (Fliphalet,^ Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,* 
George^). Born in Attleboro, Oct. 25, 1802, and died there, 
May 10, 1861. 

He married in Cumberland, R. I., Aug. 16, 1826, Rachel 
Fuller Allen, born in North Attleboro, Jan. 2, 1810, and died 
in Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 4, 1886, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Betsey (Arnold) Allen. (She was not an Allen by birth, but was 
adopted when a child. Her original name was not obtained.) 

Harrison Holmes was a merchant in what is now North Attleboro, 
and was a zealous worker in the Methodist Church in the early part 
of his life, but later became a Millerite or Adventist. Sept. 25, 
1839, he, in trust, bought land for the benefit and use of the 
Methodist Church of North Attleboro from Samuel and Hannah 
Guild (Bristol Co. Registry of Deeds, Vol. 162, p. 214). 


He went to California during the gold fever, but probably shared 
the fate, financially, of thousands of others. 

Children, the two eldest born in Cumberland, R. I., the others 
born in what is now North Attleboro : 

I. Mary Ann Fletcuer,'' b. Oct. 11, 1829; d. in Providence, 

R. I., June 25, 1893 ; m. in No. Attleboro, Oct. 14, 1855, 
Henry Prescott Mudge, a jeweler and member of the 
Baptist Church, b. in Somers, Conn., Oct. 28, 1829, d. in 
Providence, May 27, 1901, son of Marvin and Miriam 
(Spear) Mudge. Children: 1. Harrison Alden 3Ivdge, b. 
No. Attleboro, Jan. 23, 1857 ; m. in Providence, May 20, 
1884, Emma Reliance Watson, b. Woburn, June 28, 1855, 
dau. of Adoniram .Tudsou and Elizabeth (Small) Watson; 
no children. 2. Edward Courdand Mudge, b. No. Attleboro, 
Aug. 14, 1858; m. in Providence, Oct. 8, 1883, Eva Annie 
Sawin, b. in Providence, June 11, 1863, dau, of Silas West- 
cott and Mary Ann (Duckworth) Sawin. Mr. E. C. Mudge 
is a salesman for a wholesale shoe house ; has two children, 
both b. in Providence. 3. William Prescott Mudge, b. in 
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 7, 1861 ; d. in Phoenix, Ariz., 
Nov. 21, 1898, where he had gone for his health. He was 
a graduate of Brown University, and a principal of schools in 
Providence and Pawtucket. He m. in Providence, June 27, 
1894, Gertrude Elizabeth Humes, b. Providence, Dec, 1867, 
dau. of Isaac Case and Theodosia Hapgood (Brown) Humes; 
no children. 4. Frank Holmes Mudge, b. in Providence, 
Mar. 2, 1865 ; is a foreign buyer of linen for the Syndicate 
Trading Co. of New York, and travels in various countries in 
Europe. His headquarters are in Manchester, Eng. He m. 
in Providence, Apr. 17, 1890, Agnes Brown Herron of Provi- 
dence ; no children. 5. Etta Viola Mudge, b. Providence, 
Nov. 30, 1870; d. there, Apr. 10, 1879. 6. Ida Theresa 
Mudge, b. Providence, Aug. 27, 1874. 

II. Eliza A., b. in 1832; d. in Cumberland, R. I., aged 3 mos. 
247. in. Frank Harrison, b. Apr. 21, 1840. 

IV. Charles Fitch, b. 1842; d. in infancy. 

V. Not named, b. July 18, 1844; d. July 23, 1844. 

VI. James Irving, b. 1846 (?) ; d. in infancy. 

VII. Henry Augustus, b. Jan., 1848 (family record ; the town record 

says Mar. 13, 1848) ; d. in No. Attleboro, Nov. 15, 1849. 

VIII. Henrietta Augusta, b. Nov. 5, 1849; now living in Sand- 

stone, Minn. ; m. in Mhmeapolis, May 12, 1874, as his second 
wife, Joseph Dwight Darling, b. in Leyden, Dec. 18, 
1839, and d. in Minneapolis, Feb. 20, 1897, son of Uriah 
Thayer and Caroline (Williams) Darling. Children, all born 
in Minneapolis, except the eldest, who was born in St. Paul, 
Minn.: 1. Nellie, b. Sept. 8, 1875; d. Dec. 31, 1903; m. 
in Minneapolis, May 16, 1900, John Alfred Smith of Minne- 
apolis. 2. Mayhelle, b. May 24, 1877 ; m. in Minneapolis, 
June 10, 1903, Arthur Dinsmore Hale of Minneapolis. 3. 
Alice, b. Jan. 1, 1879. 4. Joseph Dwight, Jr., b. Aug. 30, 


1880 ; m. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mar. 30, 1902, Luhc Bundjf 
of IMinneapolis. Two children : Dorothy Darling and .Joseph 
Dwight Darling, Jr. 
IX. Herbert Allen, b. Mar. 19, 1855 ; m. in Utica, N. Y., May 
27, 1884, Clara Gilmore, from whom he separated. No 


SamiieP Holmes, Jr. (Samuel,'^ Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,^ 
George^). Born in Attleboro, March 24, 1779, and died sud- 
denly in Providence, R. I., April 19, 1808. 

He married in Attleboro, May 3, 1804, Asenath Cushinan, 
born in Attleboro, March 23, 1781, and died there, Sept. 21, 1810, 
daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Richards) Cushman. 

Samuel was a blacksmith, and lived in South Attleboro for a 

Children, both born in Attleboi'o : 

I. Rebecca Cushman,'^ b. Feb. 6, 1805 ; d. there, Aug. 2, 1885 ; 

m. in Providence, June 26, 1823, John Bruce, b. Oct. 10, 
1798; d. in Pawtucket, R. I., Oct. 25, 1886. Children, all 
born in Attleboro : 1. Asenath, d. in Bellingham ; m. Stephen 
Smith. Three children : Sarah, Clarence and Ella. 2. Mary 
Ann, d. in Pawtucket ; m. William Norton. Three children : 
Mary Rebecca, William and Martha Jane. 3. Jane (twin), 
m. Horatio Rounds. Four children : twin daughters, Eldora 
and Elmira, Anna, and a son who d. j'oung. 4. James (twin), 
d. in California. 5. Samuel, b. Apr. 13, 1832 ; d. in East 
Providence, Jan. 3, 1885 ; m. (1) in Pawtucket, Martha Davis 
Norton; three daugliters* and one son. Samuel m. (2) in 
Lowell, Sarah Shaw; two daughters, lie m. (3) in Fall 
River, Mrs. Chi'istina Cole of Fall River ; four daughters and 

two sons. 6. Edward, d. in Pawtucket ; m. (1) Mary ; 

m. (2) Lucretia S locum ; one daughter, Ella, by second wife. 
7. John, m. Cynthia Gordon. Three children : Lillian, Ar- 
thur and Edith. 8. Brainard, b. 1839 ; d. in Jamaica Plain, 
Jan. 2, 1873 ; m. Abby W. Baker, who died in Taunton Insane 
Asylum, June 4, 1886, age 47. One son, Brainard Taylor 
Bruce, who is m. and lives in New York City. 

II. Hannah Tylek, b. Apr. 25, 1807 ; d. in Attleboro, Oct. 23, 

1843; m. in Attleboro, Sept. 15, 1842, Deuonza White, as 
his second wife, b. in Wrentham, Apr. 20, 1801, d. in Attle- 
boro, Sept. 12, 1866, son of Eliphalet and Bathania Alden 
(Hall) White. One child, Hannah Tyler Holmes White, b. 
Attleboro, Oct. 14, 1»43; living and unmarried. 

* One of these daughters was Emma. Elvira Bruce, b. Nov. 14, 18-')2 ; m. June 30, 
1877, William Henry Franklin, a jeweler, b. Fall River. Jan. 1, 1851, d. in North 
Attleboro, June 24, 1905, son of Charles Henry and Hannah (Stillwell) Franklin. 
Two children : 1. Grace Fay Franklin, b. Sept. 10, 1881 ; living and unmarried (1906). 
2. Bruce Davis Franklin, b. Nov. 16, 1900. 



Davis* Holmes {Joseph," Josejoh,* Samuel,^ John, ^ George^). 
Born in what is now North Attleboro, Oct. 27, 1785, and died in 
San Francisco of old age in July, 1868. 

He married in Concord, ]\Ia8s., Xov. 23, 1819, Betsey Bemis, 
born Feb. 27, 1798 (probably in Weston) ; date of death not as- 

He was in the War of 1812. 

Davis Holmes was a hotel proprietor most of his life. In 1805 
a large brick building was erected in South Boston, on corner 
of Dorchester Turnpike and Fourth Street, later known as " the 
Twelfth Ward Hotel." It was in 1825, as near as can be ascer- 
tained, that he became proprietor of this hotel, and on Aug. 24, 
1832, he bought the property of Samuel D. Parker (Suffolk Reg. 
of Deeds, Vol. 362, p. 207). One William D. Holmes was wit- 
ness to this deed. This house became a popular resort for politicians, 
and in later years the proprietor was called "Pa Holmes." (See 
History of South Boston, p. 125.) It is quite likely that Mr. 
Holmes never kept hotel in California. He had a number of chil- 
dren there, and it is probable he went west to be taken care of in 
his declining years. 

He was the father of sixteen children, but many of them must 
have died young, for the living relatives know very little about 
them except to know that that number existed. It is possible he 
may have had a wife and children before he married Betsey Bemis. 
It was not a common thing, even in " the good old times," to have 
sixteen children by one wife. It is well nigh impossible, wdth Avhat 
means there are at hand, to arrange a list of these children in proper 
order, but the best the writer can do is here given. It is quite 
probable that most of them were born in South Boston, with the 
exception, perhaps, of the first few. 

Children : 

I. William D.,'' b. 1820, or previous. 

II. Daniel Webster, b. about 1822; d, iu California in 1907 f 

probably from effects of the San Francisco earthquake. 

III. Mary, b. 1824? Not living. 

IV. Delia, b. 1826? Not living. 

V. Edward, b. 1828 ? Not living. 

VI. Joseph, b. 1830? Not Hving. 

VII. Mary Elizabeth, b. 1832 ? d. in Alameda, Cal., Dec. 6, 1905 ; 

m. in Boston, Charles Henry Dickinson, a jeweler. No 

viiL Ann Maria, b. in 1833 ; went to California in 1864, and died 

there, in Alameda, Nov. 29, 1903. 
IX. Frances Ellen, b. Dec. 16, 1835 ; now (1907) living in 

Alameda ; m. in San Francisco, in 1860, to Charles Ralph 

Stieger, b. in London, Eng., in 1817, d. in California, Aug. 


16, 1891, son of Conrad and Mary Stieger. Four children : 
1. Mary, d. in 1864, 2. Charles, m. in Nov., 1902, Carrie 
Osborn of San Francisco. 3. Grace. 4. Herbert. 

X. George, b. near 1840? Date of death not ascertained. He 

was in the tea and coffee business in South Boston. Had a 
son, Ernest, who, it is said, is now (1907) living in Boston. 
Address not obtainable by the writer. 

XI. to XVI. Dates and names unknown to the writer. Perhaps 

there may have been children born previous to 1820 by a 
former wife. 


Leonard' Holmes (Joseph,^ Joseph,* Samuel,^ Johii,^ 
George^). Born in North Attleboro, Nov. 10, 1797, and died 
there, of paralysis, Sept. 12, 1867. 

He married in Attleboro, April 22, 1822, Sally Tyler, l)orn in 
Attleboro, Feb. 4, 1798, and died there on the anniversary of her 
veedding day, April 22, 1881, daughter of Zelotes (a Revolutionary 
soldier) and Molly (Robinson) Tyler. 

For a while Leonard kept a hotel in North Attleboro, called the 
Union House. This hotel was burned in 1860. Afterwards he 
was proprietor of the Wamsutta, now the Emerson House. In his 
day the stage coach was the mode of conveyance, and his house was 
on the direct stage road between Boston and Providence. After he 
sold his hotel he was a manufacturer of jewelry. The writer saw a 
poster that once hung in his shop stating that one of the rules of the 
shop was that employees must work eleven hours, from 6 to 6, with 
an hour's nooning. He was a prominent Odd Fellow. 

Children, all born and died in Attleboro Falls except Willard 
Robinson : 

I. Harriet Augusta,'^ b. Mar. 4, 1823 ; d. June 27, 1893; unm. 

248. II. Willard Robinson, b. Foxboro, Apr. 27, 1825 ; d. in Provi- 
dence, R. I., Aug. 15, 1902. 

III. Louisa Tyler, b. May ,27, 1828; d. Jan. 1, 1900; unm. 

IV. Joseph R., b. Jan. 26, 1837 ; d. Feb. 14, 1846. 

V. Mary B., b. Sept. 9, 1840 ; d. Nov. 11, 1840. 

VI. Mary S., b. Sept. 25, 1843 ; d. Mar. 1, 1846. 


Lewis Joseph* Holmes (Joseph,^ Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,^ 
George^). Born in Attleboro, April 5, 1805, and died there, Nov. 
22, 1879. 

He married in Attleboro, April 14, 1841, Caroline Fuller, 
born in Attleboro in 1815, and died there, April 23, 1860, of con- 
sumption, daughter of Lemuel Fuller. He was a jeweler, free with 
his money, and, as a natural consequence, died in want. 


Children, both born at Attleboro Falls : 

I. Caroline Annette,'^ b. Feb. 17, 1843; d. in Philadelphia, 

Oct. 19, 1874; m. in No. Attleboro, in 1864, Jacob Idler, 
a jeweler, b. Philadelphia in 1836, d. there, Nov. 24, 1900, 
son of Columbus and Rose ( Kelley) Idler. One child : Lewis 
Holmes Idler^ b. Philadelphia, July 26, 1863 ; m. in Phila- 
delphia, June 28, 1893, Jennie Thompson Scott of Philadelphia, 
One child: Mildred Holmes Idler, b. Nov. 19, 1903. 

II. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Nov. 29, 1849 ; now living in Phila- 

delphia ; never married. 


Ezra' Holmes {Samuel,^ Samuel,'' Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,'* 
Nathaniel,^ Georc/e^). Born in Stoughton, June 10, 1784, and 
died in the Worcester Insane Asylum, June 23, 1853, of dropsy in 
the chest. 

He married in Concord, April 4, 1811, Alice Jones, born in 
Concord (in the "Nine Acre Corner" district) September 21, 
1786, died in Dudley, September 26, 1829; daughter of Reddit* 
and Hannah (Wheelerf ) Jones. 

Hew as a carpenter and bridge builder, having quite a reputa- 
tion in the latter vocation. 

He moved to Dudley soon after marriage and made many pur- 
chases of land from time to time, but he never gave a mortgage on 
any thing he owned. 

March 28, 1819, he joined the church in Dudley, his wife joining 
eTune 6, of the same year. From the time of his joining the church 
he began to show signs of insanity. On his land was a large 
boulder called " Pulpit Rock " to this day, where he was wont to 
hold forth in prayer and expostulation before an imaginary audience, 
gesticulating wildly. At the latter part of his Dudley career his 
visits to this rock became almost daily in occurrence. 

He was a prominent character in Dudley, of large frame, power- 
ful build, and would not allow himself to be dominated by any man, 
save one. Reuben Davis was his superior. Whether sane or 
insane. Holmes was afraid of Davis and was like a child in his 
hands. Davis was also a powerful man, and in his first tussle with 
Holmes, during one of the latter's insane freaks, threw Holmes to 
the ground and pounded him unmercifully. Ever after that, Davis 
held full sway over him and Holmes would do anything ordered by 

* Reddit Jones was in the Revolution. He was named for his mother, whose 
maiden name was Mary Reddit. He was born in the house now standing on Main 
St., owned bj' Mr. A. P. Chamberlain. When Reddit Jones was born, the house 
stood on the banks of Concord River on land now owned by Mr. Woodward Hudson. 
His pedigree is Reddit* (^Ebetiezer,* Nathaniel,^ Samuel,''' John^), 

t Hannah Wheeler was daughter of Francis and Sarah (Blood) Wheeler. Her 
pedigree is Hannah* (^Francis,* IVilUam,^ William,^ George^). 


Davis. ]Many times, when Holmes caused a disturbance, Davis 
was sent for, who quieted him immediately by his voice alone. 

He had a violent and ungovernable temper and would break his 
scythe blade with his heel, after he had accidentally bent or dulled it. 
It is related of him, that when he had a flight of stairs nearly 
completed, he smashed the entire flight because something had gone 

Some of the later generations attribute the insanity of Ezra to a 
sunstroke, some to a blow on the head from a broad-axe accidently 
slipping from the hands of a fellow-workman. There is no doubt 
but what either one or both of these mishaps hastened the develop- 
ment of the terrible germ that had been implanted in him for years. 
(See Abigail, his aunt, seventh child of Samuel (30) Samuel (53) 
his father and his sisters Rachel and Rebecca.) 

It was on Saturday, Sept. '2Q, 1829, that the culminating event 
of his life happened in a dreadful and pitiable tragedy that stirred 
up Worcester County at the time and is freely talked of in Dudley 
to this day. His devoted wife Alice was sitting by the fireplace, 
with her hands over her face, lamenting the state of her husband's 
health, when he suddenly grasped an and-iron, struck her upon the 
head and felled her dead with one blow. The children ran scream- 
ing to the nearest neighbor, which fortunataly happened to be 
Reuben Davis. He said, "Why Holmes, wdiat have you done?" 
Holmes replied in a slow and measured tone, " Be not alarmed, I 
have the power to take life, I also have the power to restore it." 
He was taken to Worcester where the Grand Jury reported on his 
case the following Tuesday, that " for ten years he had been men- 
tally deranged and in their opinion was not a subject for punish- 
ment on account of his insanity," and did not find a bill against 
him. The Court considering it dangerous that he should be at large, 
ordered him to the County Jail. There was then no retreat for the 
insane, but one was in process of erection near by and was com- 
pleted in 1833, when he was transferred. The hospital report 
gives the cause of his insanity as "religious excitement." The 
report further states, " Sits in his room most of the time," " Reads 
his Bible," " Goes to meeting and to prayers." 

He was buried in Worcester in what was then known as " Pine 
Meadow Burial Ground." The march of progress under the name of 
the Boston and AVorcester R.R. Corporation needed the land, so the 
bodies were removed to Hope Cemetery where his remains now lie. 

Children, all born in Dudley : 

I. HARRiET,8b. Jan. 24, 1812; d. in Boston, Dec. 31, 1845 ; 
buried in Copps Llill Burial Ground ; m. in Boston, Jan. 1, 
1843, Lewis Bangs, a sail maker, b. in Philadelphia, Mar. 
26, 1815, died in Boston, Nov. 30, 1878 ; sou of Capt. 


Elijah Keeler* and Esther (Stackhouse) Bangs, who were 
Quakers. Ch., all b. in Boston : 1. Lewis Henry Bangs ; b. 
Jan. 31, 1844, a soldier in the Civil War. Enlisted, Nov. 
14, 18G1, in Co. I, 6th Regt. Inf. N. H. Vol's. On Dec. 13, 
1862, he fell mortally wounded at Fredericksburg, Va., and 
died .Jan. 9, 1863, at Washington,! D. C. 2. Harriet Bangs 
(twin) b. Oct. 20, 1845; d. same day. 3. Mary A. (twin) 
b. Oct. 20, 184.5 ; d. Dec. 20, 1845. Mr. Bangs m. (2) Aug. 

25, 1846, Ann M. Scott, who d. in 1860 and is buried in 
Contoocook, N. H. , where she was born. Ch. by the second 
wife were Effie M., b. Mar. 26, 1847 ; Heman K., b. Mar. 

26, 1849 ; Stephen Scott, b. July 31, 1851 ; Susan F., b. 
Sep. 3, 1853; Harriet E., b. 1855, and Ann M., b. June 
14, 1859. 

II. Mary, b. Aug. 9, 1817 ;| d. in Dunstable, Aug. 12, 1900 ; m. 
in Concord, at the residence of her sister Alice, Jan. 9, 1870, 
Paul Kxowlks, of East Boston, b. in Orleans, Mass., Feb. 
7, 1805, d. in East Boston, Nov. 1, 1885. Mr. Knowleshad 
the first steam water boat in Boston Harbor. For many years 
he delivered water from a sail boat to vessels in the harbor. 
No ch. Mr. Knowles had several grown up children by a 
previous marriage. 
249. III. Cyrus, b. Apr. 17, 1818 ; d. May 7, 1886. 

IV. William, b. 1820 ; d. about 1843, in Waukegan, 111., unmar- 

ried. He went first to Abingdon, 111., where he wrote a letter 
to his sister Abigail, giving her good christian advice, but it 
was not received by Abigail until sixty years after it was 
written. It fell into the hands of a sister and was forgotten. 

V. Sarah Emily, b. Mar. 26, 1823; d. in Dunstable, Dec. 24, 

1900 ; m. in Boston, May 10, 1840, Bex.tamin French, b. 
Dunstable, .Jan. 22, 1815, d. there May 30, 1891, son of 
John and Sarah (Esterbrook) French. One ch., William Lee 
French,^ b. in Dunstable, Mar. 6, 1843 ; m. Nov. 4, 1866, 
Cordelia Adelaide Cummings, b. in Tyngsboro, Feb. 13, 
1846, daughter of Calvin Thomas and Hannah Ann (Kemp) 
Cummings. Ch., all b. in Dunstable : i. Benjamin Frank 
French, b. Aug. 26, 1868; m. Oct. 21, 1902, Helen Isabel 
Ilendrick, dau. of Alfred P. and Caroline (Winn) Hendrick, 
of Nashua, N. H. ii. Frederic Barnard French, b. Jan. 16, 
1870; m. July 2, 1895, Grace Ethelyn Percy, of Worcester, 

* Capt. Elijah Keel er Bangs was a- direct descendant of Puritan Edward Bangs 
who came to Plymouth in the Anne in 1623. He was an eminent sea-captain, com- 
manding a vessel before he was twenty- one. He was captured by the French in 1808 
and by the British in 181 1, for having traded with the French. He was wrecked on 
the coast of Holland in 1820; each of these three times he lost all his possessions, 
which was a small fortune each time. He had four brothers, all clergymen. 

t The Union loss in this fight was 12,321 men. 

X It is doubtful if the birth date of Mary is correct, it being so near that of Cyrus. 
Every time Cyrus came East, he and Mary would have a spirited dispute as to their 

§ Mr. French lived on the place settled by his ancestors. The first house was 
built in 1650. Seven generations have had continuous residence at this renowned 


b. Aug. 22, 1876. One ch., Herbert Melvin French ; b. 
Waltham, May 17, 1899. iii. Emma Adele French ; b. Mar. 
9, 1876 ; m. Sep. 2, 1896, Leon Wiseman Jeannotte, son of 
Cornelius and Rosamond (Heaton) Jeannotte, of Nashua, N. 
H. One ch., Clarence Leon Jeannotte ; b. Dunstable, Aug. 
14, 1905. IV. Carl Myron French, b. May 11, 1879; m. 
July 1, 1903, Margaret Doyle, dau. of Robert Mark and 
Margaret (Donan) Doyle, of Aldershot, England. 

VI. Alice, b. July 3, 1826 ; d. in Concord, Nov. 13, 1884 ; m. (1) 

in Boston, Dec. 24, 1844, Lyman* Giddixgs, a restaurant 
keeper, afterwards a grocer, b. in Dana, in Feb. 1821, d. in 
Waltham, Oct. 30, 1860 ; son of Dan Joseph Giddings. She 
m. (2) in Concord, June 11, 1867, Ctrus Clark, b. in Con- 
cord, Aug. 30, 1827, son of Joseph and Lucinda (Davis) 
Clark. No ch. by the second husband. Ch. by the first hus- 
band, both born in Dana : 1. Francis May Giddings, b. Oct. 
31, 1845; d. there in 1846. 2. George Lyman Giddings, b. 
Mar. 16, 1847 ; fell on an icy sidewalk in Boston, Jan. 10, 
1903, and broke his thigh bone, also received internal injuries 
from which he never recovered. Died in Boston, Mar. 2, 
1903 ; unmarried. Buried in Concord, Mass. 

VII. Abigail,! b. Apr. 9, 1829; d. in Concord, Feb. 10, 1904; 

m. in Waltham, Nov. '2^, 1846, George Gray, J b. in Wash- 
ington, Me., Jan. 1, 1825, d. in Concord, Jan. 21, 1901. Mr. 
Gray was a builder and contractor. Was in the Civil War, 
serving four years as hospital steward in the 20th Regt. 
Mass. Vols., a regiment that was in more battles and lost more 
men than any other Massachusetts regiment. Ch., all b. in 
Waltham : 1. George Aiihiir Gray, b. Oct. 9, 1847 ; m. Aug. 
8, 1872, Martha Parks Pierce, b. in Concord, April 6, 1852, 
dau. of Cyrus and Susan (Parks) Pierce. Two ch., b. in 
Concord : i. Florence Mabel Gray, b. Aug. 19, 1876 ; m. 
in Atlantic, April '2b, 1907, Walter Archibald Webster, b. 
Newton, Dec. 4, 1875, son of Orrin Asa and Laura Esther 
(Varrel) Webster, ii. Maud Beatrice Gray, b. June 8, 1878, 
unm. (1907). 2. Alice Jane Gray, b. July 12, 1851; d. in 
Waltham, Sep. 4, 1852. 3. Mary Adelaide Gray, b. July 14, 
1854 ; m. in Concord, Oct. 11, 1877, John Cutter Dickson, b. 
in Charlestown, Oct, 12, 1852, now living in Los Angeles, 
Cal., cashier of the Mechanics Bank, son of Oliver and Sarah 
Clark (Mitchell) Dickson. One ch., Etta May, b. in Somer- 
ville, Aug. 18, 1878. 

* Boston llecord of Marriage gives his name as William Lj-man Giddings. 

t George Gray's father was a sea-captain sailing out of New Orleans. He married 
Jane Bowes, who after going to sea with him a little more than a year, went to her 
sister's in Maine to give birth to a son. (George Gray). While there her husband was 
lost at sea. On her recovery she started for New Orleans, but was shipwrecked on 
the way, so both of George Gray's parents are buried in the unmarked Atlantic. 
Mr. Gray has also been in New Orleans to search, but could get no satisfactory in- 
formation regarding his father. His christian name has never been obtained. 

X Named Abigail, but after childhood was always called Abby. 



Samuer Holmes (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nathaniel,^ Ehen- 
ezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^ ). Born in Stoughton, Jan. 29, 1792, 
and died in Milton, Aug. 28, 1855, of cholera. 

He married in Milton, May 13, 1823, Abnira Wild, born in 
Milton, October 3, 1805, and died there November 27, 1884, 
daughter of Samuel* and Betsey (Hunt) Wild. 

He was in the War of 1812. 

August 14, 1817, he was arrested while being mistaken for 
another person and was forced into a cell bruised and bleeding in 
Charlestown State Prison, and confined there six hours before being 
freed. He immediately brought suit of $1,000 against Gamaliel 
Bradford, of Charlestown, the then sheriff. The case was decided 
in favor of Holmes, but Bradford appealed (Circuit Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, vol. XV., p. 416). A second trial in the following 
February term of Norfolk Superior Court resulted in Holmes' favor 
and he received $300 and $60 costs. (Norfolk Superior Court, 
vol. v., p. 435). 

He was a farmer and settled in the southerly part of Milton, 
where he built a house on the border of what is now called 
" Houghton's Pond " on the " Scotch Woods Road,"f and where 
he always lived after he was married. The house is still standing 
but is altered into a club house. 

He was a kind hearted man and had the same strong religious 
attributes possessed by his near relatives, but not to that extreme 
degree maintained by them. 

In the latter part of his life he tried for a pension, but the papers 
did not arrive until after his death ; they were immediately trans- 
ferred to his widow. He was entitled to a grant of land in New 
York State and went out to view it with the idea of settling there, 
but not liking the situation returned east and settled in Milton. 

Children, all born in Milton : 

250. I. Charles Henry,* b. June 14, 1824; d. Mar. 22, 1891. 

II. Lucy, b. Aug. 29, 1826 ; d. Jan. 1, 1903 ; m. in Milton, May 
14, 1848, Henry Morton Thayer, Jr., b. in Randolph, 
May 19, 1826; d. there Feb. 26. 1876 ; son of Henry M. 
and Angelina (Howard) Thayer. Ch., all b. in Randolph : 
1. Loring William, b. Jan. 16, 1854; d. Apr. 21, 1859, 2. 
Lucy Ann Thayer, b. Oct. 1, 1855 ; m. June 2, 1873, 
Charles H. Bowman, of Milton. Ch. : i. Archie Charles 
Bowman, b. Aug. 2'd, 1874; m. Aug. 23, 1898, Bertha 
Means ; two ch, ii. George Oliver Bowman, b. Sep. 25, 
1875. III. Henry Vassar Bowman, b. Nov. 30, 1884. 

* Samuel Wild's ancestors were from Braintree. 

t More properly " Scott's Woods," named after a Mr. Scott who owned hundreds 
of acres of woodland in that vicinity. 


IV. Norman Ray Bowman, b. June 10, 1887. 3. Rosella 
Thayer, b. Nov. 1, 1857 ; m. July 23, 187G, William 
E. Bernard, of Holbrook. Ch. : i. Alice May Bernard, b. 
Jan. 21, 1877 ; d. Oct. 8, 1877. ii. Flora Lula Bernard, b. 
Apr. 6, 1878; d. Jan. 10; 1880. iii. Emma Julia Bernard, 
b. Nov. 25, 1880; m. Feb. 23, 1901, Charles F. Riues ; one 
cb. -iv. Nellie Monroe Bernard, b. Nov. 5, 1885. v. Lilla 
May Bernard, b. Jan. 5, 1888. \\. Effie Alice Bernard, b. 
Apr. 30, 1892. 4. Luella Maria Thayer, b. Jan. 17, 1861 ; 
m. Mar. 2, 1881, William T. Forbes, of Neponset. They 
live in Holbrook. Ch. : i. Bertie Franklin Forbes, b. June 
20, 1882 ; d. Sep. 10, 1882. ii. Ethel May Forbes, b. Apr. 
22, 1884. 5. Amy Thayer, b. Aug. 30, 1867 ; d. Sep. 29, 

III. Elizabeth, b. June 17, 1829, now (1906) living in Hyde 
Park ; m. Jan. 30, 1848, Jacob Cook, a starch manufac- 
turer, b. in Germany, May 10, 1824, son of Peter and 
Catherine (Baker) Cook. Ch.. all born in Hyde Park : 1. 
David Norton Cooh,h. May 8, 1850, d. June 19. 1877 : unm. 
2. Delia Maria Cook, b. May 6, 1853, now living (1907) at 
home, unmarried. 3. Clara Cook, b. Aug. 23, 1855 ; m. 
Nov, 28, 1878, Henry John Robert Goetz of Mattapan. He 
was a commercial traveller, and died July 4, 1898. The 
widow and family were in 1903 living in Bandou, Oregon. 
Ch. : I. Henry Goetz, b. Sep. 18, 1879. ii. Robert Goetz, 
b. July 3, 1881. in. Omega Goetz, b. Jan. 3, 1883. iv. 
Frederick Jacob Goetz, b. Oct. 28, 1888. 4. Jacob Cook, Jr., 
b. Sep. 29, 1857, unm. 5. Mira Holmes Cook, b. May 25, 
1860 ; m. May 25, 1881, George Hall Baldwin Seals of Hyde 
Parke, a letter cai'rier. Ch. : i. Henrietta Louise Beals, b. 
Dec. 4, 1882. n. Grace Holmes Beals, b. Mar. 14, 1891. 
6. Abbie Ella Cook, b. May 22, 1863 ; m. Oct. 30, 1889, 
Edwin Jones Tuckerman of Hyde Park. No. ch. 7. Frank 
Judson Cook, b. Apr. 24, 1866; m. Dec. 24, 1891, Edith 
GeHrude Lowe of York, Me. One ch. : Elizabeth Hazel 
Cook, b. Nov. 28, 1892. 8. Albeit Cook, b. Nov. 2, 1868 ; 
m. Aug. 17, 1889, Sarah Ellen Lincoln of yyde Park. Ch. : 
I. Marion Louise Cook, b. Oct. 20, 18*90. n. Chester 
Edwin Cook, b. Nov. 17, 1893. 

IV.- Almira, b. Dec. 3, 1833, d. in Holbrook, July 20, 1867 ; m. 
Nov. 24, 1860, Joseph Wales Thayer, b. in Randolph, 
Sep. 23, 1834, d. in Holbrook, May 7, 1897, son of Henry 
M. and Angeline (Howard) Thayer and brother to Henry 
M. Jr., who m. Lucy (ii). INlr. Thayer m. (2) in North 
Hampton, N. H., Nov. 26, 1872, Emma Olivia Warner, 
daughter of Andrew Sherburn and Olivia Rowe (Leavitt) 
Warner. No ch. by the first wife, but by the second wife he 
had two : AVillie Warner and Marietta Olivia. 



Elisha'' Holmes (John,^ Samuel,^ JV^ccthaniel,* Ebenezer,^ 
JV^athaniel,^ George^ ). Born in Stoughton, April 2, 1796, and 
died there, of consumption, Apr. 17, 1859. 

He married in Boston ( ?) in September, 1828, Martha 
Washington Richardson, born in Cambridge, June 23, 1800, 
died in Stoughton, October 17, 1861, daughter of Elias* and Mary 
(Rand) Richardson. 

Mr. Holmes was a carpenter by trade. 

Through ill health and heredity he became insane and was taken 
to the Taunton Insane Asylum, Feb. 23, 1859, but was discharged 
April 16, 1859. 

Children, both born in Stoughton : 

251. I. John Edward,^ b. Aug. 4, 1829, d. Nov. 8, 1860. 

II. Jane Elizabeth, b. Jan. 25, 1843 ; m. in Stougliton, June 12, 
1870, Rodney Bernard Capen, b. in Stoughton, Aug. 27, 
1848, and d. in Augusta, Me., Mar. 25, 1894, son of Samuel 
and Eliza Ann (Thayer) Capen. Ch., both born in Augusta, 
Me. : 1. Bertha Frances, b. June 6, 1873 ; m. in Augusta, 
June 30, 1896, Rev. Arthur G. Pettengill of Brewer, Me. 
Four ch. 2. Bernard Winslow, b. Mar. 12, 1881. 


Jeremy' Holmes (John,^ 8amuel,^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ 
Nathaniel,'^ George^). Born in Stoughton, June 30, 1802, and 
died there November 28, 1852. Committed suicide by hanging. 

He married (first) in Stoughton, April 14, 1833, Phehe 
Wales Beales, born in Stoughton in 1811, and died there 
November 15, 1842, daughter of Jedidiah and Phebe Beales. He 
married (second) in Stoughton, May, 15, 1843, Oliver S. Hay- 
ward, born in Stoughton, June 24, 1826, and died in Easton, July 
2, 1866, daughter of Daniel and Vesta Hayward. 

Feb. 18, 1840, Jeremy, his wife Phebe, together with his brother 
Elisha and Elisha's wife Martha, relinquished and quit claimed to 
Sarah Holmes (sister to Jeremy and Elisha) a piece of land once 
belonging to John Holmes, the father. 

* Her line is Martha^ W. (Elias,^ Moses,^ Theophilus,* Ezekiel,^ Theophilus,^ 
Ezekiel^). Elias was an innkeeper in Cambridge. His father, Moses, was killed in 
the Lexington fight, and at his hasty burial in one trench with other patriots, his 
face became uncovered. Elias his son and father of Martha went into the trench and 
covered his father's face with the cape of the overcoat in which the body was 
wrapped. Moses (Martha's grandfather) was surveyor, housewright and mathema- 
tician, college carpenter and was called by the students, " Old Mathematicus." He 
used to have his leather apron and breeches covered with calculations in chalk, as 
the most convenient place to note them down, much to the annoyance of his wife, 
who was very prim and precise. He was " Artificer in Chief" of Mass. troops serv- 
ing under Gen. Wolfe in the invasion of Canada in 1758-9. 


Apr. 8, 1847, Jedediah Beales sold out his boot manufacturing 
shop on Pleasant St., one half to his son Jedediah Beales, Jr., the 
other half to his son-in-law Jeremy Holmes. 

Joel Talbot was administrator of Jeremy's estate, which was 
$2835 in real and $2254 in personal. Jabez Talbot was o^uardian 
of Alexander J. and Julia F. Jeremy's widow left all her pro- 
perty, by will dated June 9, 1866, to her daughter Julia when she 
would arrive at twenty-one years of age. If she did not live 
until then, the property was to go equally to the widow's two sisters, 
Betsey Pierce and Abigail P. Young. 

Children, all born in Stoughton : 

I. Alexander J.,^ b. Oct. 28, 1836 ; d. Feb. 20, 1897. Became 

insane after a sickness and was found wandering in the streets 
of Boston in a deplorable condition. He was carried to a 
hospital where he died unconscious. 

II. LoAMMi Baldwin, b. Dec. 16, 1840, d. in Stoughton, Feb. 

13, 1881. Never married, and it is said of him that he had 
peculiar odd ways. 

III. Julia F., b. in 1847 ; m. in Easton, Dec. 2'?, 1867, George P. 

Blaisdell, an engineer b. in Alton, N. H., in 1844, son of 
Benjamin and Martha Blaisdell. 

IV. Louisa, b. Sept. 1, 1850, d. Jan. 6, 1851. 


XathanieF Holmes (^Ebenezev,^ Samuel,^ JVathaniel,* 
Ebenezer,'^ JSTathaniel ,^ George^). Born in Sharon, April 2, 1790, 
and died in Leicester, April 2, 1851, of consumption. 

He married in ^Yorcester July 3, 1811, Hauiiah Jacobs, 
born in Sutton, January 24, 1788, and died in Worcester of old age, 
May 19, 1881, daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah Jacobs. 

He went to Percy, N. H., with his father, thence to Montpelier, 
Vt., with him. He returned to Worcester about 1820, but the 
first transfer of land in his name was in 1832. Quite a number of 
his transactions were in company with his son Erastus with whom 
he was associated in the carpentering and building business, their 
shop being on Green St. 

In the spring of 1840 he sold out his share of the business to 
Erastus and bought a farm in Leicester near Auburn line, where he 
stayed the rest of his life. 

Children : 

252. I. Erastus Nathaniel,* b. in Percy, N. H., May 1, 1812, d. 
Mar. 4, 1885. 
II. Martha Ann, b. in Worcester, Nov. 12, 1825, d. there of a 
liver complaint and lung fever, .Jan. 30, 1865. She m. in 
Leicester, Mar. 6, 1847, Palmer Darling of Worcester, a 
carpenter who learned his trade of Nathaniel Holmes, b. in 


Sutton, May 16, 1823, d. of erysipelas in Worcester, Apr. 26, 
1869, son of Zelek and Polly (Elliot) Darling. Children : 
1. Emily Elliott, b. Leicester, Sep. 13, 1847, now (1906) 
living in Oxford; m. in Springfield, Oct. 3, 1869, Elmer L. 
Hall of Worcester ; five ch. 2. Emeretta Susan, b. in Wor- 
cester, Sep. 14, 1852, d. same day. 3. Wilford Leslie, b. in 
Worcester, Oct. 25, 1854 ; m. in Nebraska, Nancy Buterbour ; 
six ch. Now (1906) living in Newell, Iowa. 4. Myron 
James, b. in Worcester, Jan. 15, 1857, now (1906) living in 
Excelsior, Minn. ; m. (1) in Worcester, Oct. 19, 1878, iVe«ie 
S. Wilbur ; no ch. m. (2) in 1887 in Nebraska, Clara J. 
Goodsell; four ch. 5. Herbert Palmer, b. Clappville, now 
Kochdale, May 15, 1862, d. in Worcester, May 15, 1869. 


Ebenezer' Holmes (Ebenezer,^ Samuel," Nathaniel,* 
Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,'^ George"). Born in Sharon, July 4, 1794, 
and died in Dorchester, January 6, 1879. 

He married in Dorchester, January 17, 1821, Martha Daven- 
port, born in Dorchester, March 19, 1799, and died there of par- 
alysis, Nov. 17, 1876 (after lying in bed one year), daughter of 
Samuel (a revolutionary soldier) and Elizabeth (Wiswall) Daven- 
port, and a lineal descendant of the Rev. William Addington 
Davenport, the first rector of Trinity Church of Boston. Ebenezer 
and his wife are buried in Codman Cemeteiy, Dorchester. 

Ebenezer went into N. H. and Vermont with his father and pro- 
bably stayed until he was of age. When he returned to Dorchester 
he had just two dollars in his pocket. He joined the Second 
Church in Dorchester in 1818. He was a building mover and lived 
on Mill St. , at the corner of the Old County Road, on the eastern 
slope of Pope's Hill in Dorchester. 

Children, all born in Dorchester : 

253. I. George,8 b. Jan. 21, 1822, d. May 8, 1864. 

254. II. Charles, b. Dec. 14, 1823, d. Aug. 18, 1887. 

III. Louisa Foster, b. Dec. 16, 1825, d. in West Lebanon, N. H., 
Feb. 8, 1874; m. (1) in Dorchester, Sep. 25, 1847, Ozias 
Spalding, a carpenter, son of Joel and Polly Spalding of 
Canton. Mr. and Mrs. Spalding lived in Methuen, where he 
died, Oct. 3, 1848. She m. (2) in 1850, Leonard Stock- 
well of Lebanon, N. H., and went there to live .Children, 
all born in Lebanon, N. H., except the eldest, who was born 
in Methuen : 1. Dawson Adelbert Spalding, b. in 1848, d. 
Aug. 25, 1876. 2. Marianna Stockivell, b. Apr. 8, 1851, d. 
Apr. 20, 1874. 3. George Holmes Stockwell, b. Aug. 27, 
1853 ; m. in Nov. 1878, in Lebanon, Jennie Shattuck. They 
went to the State of Wyoming. 4. Martha Holmes Stockwell, 
b. Mar. 20, 1856, d. Aug. 28, 1879. 5. Frank Thomas 
Stockwell, b. June 5, 1857, married and went to Wyoming. 


6. Clarence Leonard Siockwell, b. Sep. 30, 1859, d. Oct. 17, 
18G2. 7. Harrison Wikon Stockwell, b. July 11, 1864, went 
to Wyoming. 8. Nellie Louisa Stochvell, b. in Mar, 1868, 
living in Springfield, Vt., unmarried. 

255. IV. Hexry Campbell, b. Sep. 13, 1827, d. Dec. 29, 1876. 

V. Hannah Paul, b. June 3, 1830, now living in Dorchester (?). 

She m. Nov. 29, 1849, Thomas Knapp, b. Newburyport, 
Sep. 19, 1826, d. in Dorchester, Oct. 16, 1899, son of Charles 
and Ann Choate (Hughes) Knapp. He was in the milk 
business in Dorchester. Ch., all b. in Dorchester : 1. Emma 
Frances, b. May 6, 1852, d. in Dorchester, Sep. 14, 1877. 
2. May Augusta, b. Apr. 20, 1855 ; m. Sep. 14, 1877, George 
L. Smith of Bangor, where they now reside (1904). Two 
ch. : Bertha L. and Louis. 3. Edward Lawrence, b. Apr. 13, 

VI. Edwin, b. Sep. 20, 1832, d. July 11, 1879, unmarried. Was 

in the music business. 

256. VII. Samuel Ambrose, b. Feb. 23, 1835. 

VIII. Martha Elizabeth, b. Apr. 14, 1837, now living at Chestnut 

Hill, Newton. She m. June 11, 1856, Philip Holkins, a 
deep water sea captain, making long voyages to the East 
Indies and China, b. in Christiana, Norway, Feb. 19, 1821, 
and was drowned, Nov. 15, 1871, in the River Mersey, but a 
few miles from Liverpool, from his ship Mary Baker in col- 
lission with the barque Chip Chase of London. He, with 
thirty others, went down. Ch., both b. in Dorchester : 1. 
Alice Sophia, b. Mar. 25, 1860 ; m. Jan. 6, 1897, in Allston, 
William Henry 3Ierrill Belloivs of Brookline. They reside at 
Chestnut Hill and have two ch. : Ruth Davenport Bellows, 
b. Nov. 16, 1898, and Philip Merrill Frost Bellows, b. Jan. 
19, 1900. 2. Lena, b. Jan. 3, 1863 ; m. Oct. 7, 1896, in 
Allston, Ralph Fales Coggshall of Melrose. One ch. : 
Eleanor Holkins Coggshall, b. Newtonville, Feb. 4, 1898. 

IX. Clarissa Foster, b. June 1, 1839. She m. June 1, 1864, 

John Atherton Tucker, b. in Milton, July 3, 1830, son of 
Charles and Susannah H. (Clapp) Tucker. jNIt. Tucker had 
previously married, Sep. 8, 1853, Josephine Harris, daughter 
of William Harris, by whom he had one child, Fanny Amory, 
b. May 14, 1855, and died Dec. 14, 1898, unm. Mr. Tucker 
was a builder and contractor and some of the best and most 
expensive houses in Milton were built by him. He is now 
retired, his business being carried on by his son. Mr. and 
Mrs. Tucker reside on Canton Ave., Milton, where they have 
lived for forty years in the same house and one of his own 
construction. He was elected, April 25, 1870, deacon of the 
First Evangelical Congregational Church and still serves in 
that capacity (1904). Ch.. all 1). in Milton : 1. Arthur, b. 
Oct. 15, 1865 ; m. in Berkley, July 16, 1871, Lizzie Althea 
Cook, dau. of William Cook ; four ch., all b. in Milton : 
I. Seth Davenport Tucker, b. June 2, 1893. ii. Milton 
Tucker, b. June 10, 1896. ni. Majorie Tucker, b. Sep. 25, 


1902. IV. Ralph Houghton Tucker, b. Jan. 30, 1904. 2. 
Glara Josephine, b. Nov. 1, 1868 ; m. Oct. 9, 1902, Mark 
Mc Gully; no ch. 3. Horace Clapp Tucker, b. Aug. 12, 
1870, d. Mar. 26, 1887. 

257. X. Walter, b. Dec. 0, 1841. 

258. XI. Robert Thaxter, b. June 11, 1844, d. May 4, 1865. 


Fisher'' Holmes {Ehenezer,^ Samuel,^ Nathaniel,* Eben- 
ezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Dorchester, September 12, 
1799, and died at the residence of his son-in-law, Alfred B. Fisher, 
in Burlington, Vt., January 25, 1886. 

He married in Dorchester, July 20, 1823, Freedom Lois 
Buell, born in Groton, N. H., Dec. 13, 1796, but was living in 
East Boston at the time of her marriage, although the Dorchester 
Records say " both of Dorchester." She died in Barre, Vt., Dec. 
19, 1883, daughter of Enos* and Polly (Peters) Buell. He went 
to Percy, N. H., with his father, and perhaps to Montpelier, but if 
80 he did not stay long, as he joined the Second Parish Church in 
Dorchester, May 13, 1821,| and was married there in 1823. He 
subsequently went to Vermont, where he lived ever after in Mont- 
pelier and Barre, where he worked at patternmaking and farming 
"between times." While in Montpelier he bought a piece of land 
of George Washington, but the records say nothing about its being 
the illustrious George. 

Children, except the youngest, born in Montpelier, Vt. : 

I. Ann Eliza,^ b. Aug. 30, 1825 ; m, in East Boston, Jan. 5, 
1851, William Clifford Whitney, b. in Corinna, Me., 
Jan. 3, 1828, now (1906) living in Cawker City, Kansas, 
son of John G. and Mary (Allen) Whitney. Mr. and Mrs. 
Whitney went west in 1853 and settled first in Rockford, 
III. In 1860 they went to Cawker City, where they are now 
living. He was proprietor of a hotel for many years, post- 
master from 1884 to 1893, and mayor for four terms. He 
enlisted as a private in Battery G., 2d Regt. 111. Light Artil- 
lery, Se^D. 21, 1861 ; commissioned 2d Lieut., Oct. 5, 1861, 
and Ist Lieut., Jan. 15, 1862 ; appointed Capt. in 7th U. S. C. 
Artillery, Apr. 10, 1864 ; Colonel, Dec. 15, 1864 ; Ass't 
Provost Marshal, Dist. of West Tennessee, Apr. 20, 1865. 
Children : 1. Arthur Cheslan, b. in Burritt, 111., June 13, 
1853, d. in Cawker City, .July 31, 1886 ; m. there, Dec. 10, 
1876, Lizzie Whitford; two ch. : Laura Adelaide and Wil- 

* Enos Buell was of Litchfield, Conn., afterwards of Groton, N. H. He was killed 
by the falling of a sand bank July 4, 1806. He was the first husband of Polly Peters 
of Pepperell. Her second husband was a Smith. Her third was Samuel Woods. 
Her fourth was Solomon Nye. 

t Date taken from the old Fisher Holmes' bible, now in possession of Alfred B. 
Fisher of Worcester. 


liam Charles. Lizzie (Whitford) Whitney m. (2) 0. F. 
Smith. 2. Laura Adelaide, b. in E. Boston, Jan. 12, 1859, 
d. in Cawker City, Sep. 27, 1872. 

II. Elbridge, b. Apr. 11, 1827, d. Apr. 1, 1830. 

III. James Homer, b. Apr. 8, 1829, d. Nov. 25, 1831. 

IV. Ursula, b. July 14, 1831,* d. in Burliugton, Vt., Feb. 18, 

1891 ; m. in Barre, Vt., May 28, 1855, Alfred Benjamin 
Fisher, b. in Fairlee, Vt., Aug. 20, 1831 ; now (1904) living 
in Worcester. Son of Enoch aud Emma (Parker) Fisher, 
formerly of Attleboro, but later of Washington, Vt. He was 
a carpenter and builder and has built a number of large 
churches. Mr. Fisher was a musician in the 8th Vermont 
Vol. Militia aud served three years in the Civil War. One 
ch. : Clellan Waldo Fisher, Barre, Vt., Oct. 14, 1861 ; 
m. Oct. 20, 1884, Mary How Bickford, b. in Cabot, Vt., 
Feb. 13, 1862, daughter of Daniel and Chloe (Hook^) 
Bickford. Mr. Fisher is a prosperous and well known archi- 
tect in Worcester. The Worcester Art Museum, the Natural 
Food Conservatory (the Shredded Wheat product factory at 
Niagara), American Optical Go's, plant at Southbridge, and a 
number of large churches, are some of the specimens of his 
work. Two ch., both born in Burlington, Vt. : i. Fannie 
Benedicta, b. July 8, 1885. ii. Emma Bickford, b. Dec. 2, 
259. V. James Fisher, b. April 21, 1833. 

VI. Julia Frances, b. July 7, 1835, d. in So. Barre, Vt., Sep. 30, 
1867 ; m. (1) Ira Hard Tompkins, b. Feb. 23, 1832, in 
Gotham, Conn. ; d. Oct. 19, 1864, killed in the Battle of 
Cedar Creek, he being in the 11th Heavy Artillery, Vermont 
Vol's, enlisting Dec. 9, 1863. He was son of Gerry Tomp- 
kins. She m. (2) in Williamstown, Vt., Mar. 20, 1866, 
Bradley David Huse. Children, all born in Barre, Vt. : 

I. Do7-a Frances Tompkins, b. Dec. 12, 1855 ; m. in Barre, 
Dec. 25, 1873, Freeman Latvson, of So. Woodbury, Vt., b. 
Nov. 10, 1852. Ch., all b. in So. Woodbury : i. Ira Warren 
Lawson, b. Aug. 6, 1876 ; m. June 8, 1904, Nettie L. Foster. 

II. Clarena Maria Lawson, b. Aug. 12, 1880; m. June 20, 
1900, Edwin Burnham ; one ch. iii. Theresa Edna Lawson, 
b. Nov. 2, 1882. iv. D wight Forrest Lawson, b. Feb. 2, 
1885. V. Edith Frances Lawson, b. July 10, 1893. 2. Julia 
Bell Tompkins, b. Dec. 4, 1857 ; m. in Calais, Vt., June 6, 
1883, Celon A. Morris of jNIarshfield, Vt. ; two ch. : i. Alice 
Edna Morris, b. Sep. 2, 1884. ii. George Augustus Morris, 
b. June 9, 1887. 3. George Eugene Tompkins, b. Dec. 4, 
1859, adopted in 1867 by Amory Allen of So. Barre, and is 
proprietor of the " Brookside Farm." He m. in Barre, IMay 
28, 1889, Jessie Alice Cady of Barre. Ch. : i. Veda Ellen 
Allen, b. Apr. 6, 1894. ii. Ira Ernest Allen, b. Feb. 16, 
1899. 4. Nellie Elizabeth Tompkins, b. Oct. 13, 1861 ; m. in 
Calais, Vt., Nov. '2b, 1883, George Barney Lawson of So. 

♦ Date taken from the old Fisher Holmes' Bible, 


Woodbury. One ch. : Dolbert George Lawson, b. May 5, 
1886. Two Tomjjkins sisters married two Lawson brothers. 
VII. Mary Elizabeth, b. in Barre, Vt., Jan. 27, 1840 ; m. there 
Sep. 2, 1867, Samuel Alonzo LaMarsh, b. in Garfield, 
Ontario, Canada, Sep. 7, 1837, son of Joseph and Dorcas 
(Buell) La Marsh. They reside in Petosky, Michigan ; one 
eh.: Lillian B., b. in South Lyon, Mich., July 27, 1873; m. 
in Vanderbilt, Michigan, Sep. 14, 1890, John Shiner, and has 
two ch. 


Rev. Otis' Holmes {Ehenezer,^ Samuel,^ Nathaniel,* 
Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Worcester, October 
9, 1803, and died August 28, 1894, of dropsy, at Lake Grove, a 
village in the town of Brookhaven, Long Island, N. Y. 

He married in Dorchester, May 1, 1827, Sarah Preston 
(called Sally in Dorchester Records) born in Dorchester, Nov. 3, 
1804, and died at Lake Grove, August 9, 1878, daughter of Ed- 
ward and Rebecca (Weld) Preston. 

Otis Plolmes began his working life as a baker and lived in Dor- 
chester after marriage until 1837, when he went to the Gihnanton, 
N. H., Theological Seminary, studied for the ministry and gradu- 
ated in 1842. For about a year previous to his studies in Gilman- 
ton, he officiated as a lay missionary in Boston. 

Sept. 8, 1842, he settled in Sandwich, N. H., where he minis- 
tered faithfully until 1849 and was then dismissed. He possessed 
great energy, deep religious feelings and marked convictions which 
he inculcated without fear or favor. He was strong anti-slavery in 
sentiment and a radical in temperance. 

Mr. Holmes began ministerial labors again in Sandwich on Jan- 
uary 27, 1865, where there had been no settled minister for sixteen 

In the interim he had held pastorates in North wood, N. H., in 
1850 to 1857, and in EUot, Me., from 1858 to 1865. He stayed 
at Sandwich until 1868. (The writer is unable to find out accu- 
rately w^here he was from 1868 to 1875, but perhaps in Concord, 

N. H.) 

He preached in Greenport, L. L, from 1875 to 1879, then in 
Brookhaven the rest of his life. He, his wife and his sister (Mrs. 
Thomas) are all buried in the burying ground of the Congregational 
Church at New Village. 

Children, the first three born in Dorchester, the other two born 
in Gilmanton, N. H. : 

I. Sarah Caroline,^ b. Feb. 2, 1828, and died in Eliot, Me., 
Sep. 1, 1904. She m. in Eliot, Dec. 16, 1858, Abraham 
Hill, b. in Nortliwood, N. H., and now (1905) lives in 
Eliot, son of Abraham and Drusilla (Egerly) Hill. He was 


at one time in the carpet business in New York and was a 
prominent member of Henry "Ward Beecher's church. No 

260. II. Edward Otis, b. Jan. 5, 1830, d. July 8, 1893. 

261. III. Henry Martyx, b. Dec. 19, 1832. 

IV. Ann Judson, b. Sep. 9, 1837, now (1903) living in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. She m. in Lake Grove, Sep. 7, 1870, Elbert 
Richard Howell, b. at Lake Grove, Aug. 13, 1849, now 
(1903) living in Brooklyn, sou of Richard Oakley and 
Rebecca Tuttle (Homan) Howell. Ch. : 1. Arthur Holmes 
Howell, b. at Lake Grove, May 3, 1872 ; m. in Washington, 
D. C, Grace Bowen Johnson ; two ch. 2. Caroline Louise 
Howell, b. Brooklyn, N. Y.. Nov. 10, 1875, unmarried. 3. 
William Edward Preston Howell, b. in Brooklyn, Aug. 26, 
1880; m. in Oswego, N. Y,, Aug. 16, 1904, Maud Louise 

T. Mary Ellen Preston, b. Mar. 24, 1841, now (1905) living 
in Eliot, Me. She m. there, Aug. 6, 1863, Albert W. 
LiBBY, a silk goods merchant of New York, b. in Eliot, Jan. 
16, 1840, d. in New York, Jan. 18, 1889, son of Jeremiah 
and Julia F. (Hammond) Libby. Ch., all b. in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. : 1. Julia Grace Lihhy, b. Jan. 26, 1872, d. in Eliot, 
Sep. 24, 1896. 2. Howard Preston Lihhj, b. Dec. 31, 1844 ; 
m. in Eliot, Dec. 31, 1900, Alice M. Remick of Eliot; one ch. 
3. Albert Eliot Lilly, b. Mar. 11, 1885. 


Barzillai' Holmes {Ehenezer,^ Samuel,^ JSFathnniel ,"■ 
Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). A farmer. Born in Worces- 
ter, June 16, 1806, and died in Montpelier, Vt., Nov. 16, 1851. 

He married in Montpelier, Dec. 1, 1841, Deborah Mellisa 
Tuthill, born in Montpelier, Oct. 5, 1819, died there, Dec. 8, 
1899, daughter of William and Phebe (Beebe) Tuthill. 

Children, all born in Montpelier: 

262. I. Henry Cornelius,^ b. Dec. 1 6, 1842. 

II. Laura Melissa, b. Oct. 2, 1844 ; m. in Montpelier, Sept. 27, 

1861, Henry Orrison Carr, b. Calais, Vt., Feb. 1, 1839. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carr have a farm in the outskirts of Moutpe- 
,lier. Ch. : 1. "Cora E., b. Nov. 23, 1869 ; m. Sep. 6, 1888,» 
^George 0. Hale, had one ch.,'\/Srover B. Hale, b. Dec. 13, 

1889, d. Jan. 13, 1890.V 2. Adellert E., b. Oct. 21, 1865 ; m. 

Dec. 23, 1891, Jennie Seaver. One ch., Marion B. Carr, b. 

Nov. 21, 1900. 

III. Myra Etta, b. Oct. 30, 1846; m. Aug. 25, 1863, Edwin 

Amasa Cummings, of H Montpelier, b. Mar. 26, 1839, d. 
Feb. 26, 1873 ; one ch., Nellie E. Cummings, b. June 14, 
1864, d. Dec. 8, 1883; m. Mar. 1, 1882, Justin T.Jones, 
who died Sep. 13, 1894. 

263. IV. William Amos, b. May 10, 1849. 



■ Edward Bailey^ Holmes {Joseph," Samuel,'' Nathaniel,* 
Ebenezer,'^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Canton, Jan. 5, 
1801, and died in Rockville, Conn,, Dec. 24, 1864, of paralysis. 

He married (intentions published in Dorchester, Nov. 16, 1826) 
Caroline Buttrick, born in Lancaster, Dec. 4, 1805 ; died in 
Dedham, of consumption, Aug. 31, 1854, daughter of Horatio G. 
and Nancy (Whitney) Butti-ick. 

They resided in Dedham on Court St., near the court house. 
- June 1, 1838, he was one of the directors of the Dedham Aque- 
duct Co. and was called millwright. In some deeds he was called 
a machinist. He had a spring on Federal Hill for supplying Ded- 
ham Village with water. 

One child : 

Charles H.,^ b. Dedham, Mar. 28, 1837 ; d. there of inflam- 
matory fever, Mar. 28, 1845. 


Lewis' Hobnes {Philip,^ Philip,^ Nathaniel,* Pbenezer,' 
Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Stoughton, Feb. 18, 1787, and 
died in Sharon, Dec. 11, 1870. 

He married in Dorchester, June 3, 1811, Charlotte Pierce, 
born in Dorchester, Sept. 10, 1787, died in Wrentham, Mar. 4, 
1864, daughter of Thomas and Susanna Pierce. In the latter part 
of her life Mrs. Holmes became insane, cause unknown, and was 
admitted into the Taunton Insane Asylum, Nov. 25, 1862, and 
discharged, Jan. 11, 1864, only a few weeks before her death. 

Lewis Holmes lived in Milton for a few years after marriage, 
then moved to Dorchester, where he owned a small place. 

He and his wife were divorced in October, 1824. He never ap- 
peared at the trial, so she was granted the divorce with the care of 
the children and to have alimony of ten dollars a quarter (Norfolk 
Sup. Court, vol. 7, p. 230). Quite likely he did not pay the 
alimony promptly, for on May 18, 1831, she (called tailoress) 
recovered judgment against Lewis for $89.25 and costs, $47.29. 
Lewis's land of twenty-five acres in Stoughton was attached for 
payment. This was land he inherited and was bounded by lands of 
Charles Page, Philip Holmes, and Samuel Swan. 
Children : 

I. Elizabeth Jones,* b. in Milton, Mar. 20, 1812, bapt. June 21, 
1812, and died in Wrentham, Mar. 11, 1900 ; m. in Wrentham, 
Nov. 2, 1837, Capt. (?) Benjamin Hawes, b. in Wrentham, 
Aug. 19, 1816, d. there, Feb. 12, 1867, son of Col. Georga 
and Nancy (Ware) Hawes. Ch. all b. in Wrentham : 1. Na- 
thaniel Ware Hawes, a successful dentist, who practiced in Bos- 


ton, b. Aug. 12, 1838, d. in Wrentham, Apr. 1, 1900 ; m. in 
Wrentham, Jan. 18, 1865, Caroline Cheever Fisher, who d. in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., on her return from Nassau, Apr. 16, 1868, 
daughter of Silas P. and Caroline ( Cheever) Fisher. Dr. Hawes 
m. (2) Nov. 16, 1881, Ida Beatrice Sturtevani ; no ch. 2, 
Charlotte White Haices, b. Feb. 7, 1840 ; never married. Is a 
highiy successful teacher, composer of music and publisher of 
musical literature. She has well nigh exhaustless possession 
of musical lore, gained in her residences in musical centres of 
Europe, and has attained enviable success throughout the 
United States. 3. Oliver Haices, h. Nov. 13, 1841; m. in 
Oakland, Cal., .Jan. 30, 1873, Fanny Elnora Brigham, daugh- 
ter of Joel Brigham of Marlboro. 4. Elizabeth Jones Hawes^ 
b. Apr. 12, 1843, now living (1907) unmarried. 5. Corne- 
lius Kollock Haioes, b. Apr. 7, 1845, a musician, composer and 
organist; d. in Portland, Me., Oct. 6, 1902; m. there, 
July 9, 1873, Frances M. Chandler, dau. of Daniel Chandler. 
Ch., both born in Portland : i. Benjamin Hawes, b. June 15, 
1874, d. in Wrentham, Sept. 3, 1874. ii. Cornelius Chand- 
ler Hawes, b. July 15, 1875. 6. George Hawes, b. Feb., 
1847, d. Sept. 7, 1848. 7. Benjamin Cotoel Hawes, insurance 
agent, b. Sept. 17, 1848; d. in San Leandro, Cal., Oct. 11, 
1906; m. in Oakland, Cal., Apr. 29, 1880, Elizabeth Benson 
Mann, dau. of Henry E. and Annie Sanford Mann. Ch. : 
I. Louise Sanford Hawes, b. Jan. 13, 1883 ; d. July 12, 1905. 
ir. Benjamin, b. Sept. 7, 1884 ; d. Mar. 22, 1885. in. IVIil- 
dred Elizabeth, b. Mar. 26, 1886. iv. Harriet, b. Oct. 20, 
1890. 8. Robert Pierce Hawes, b. Mar. 28, 1850 ; d. May 2, 
1856. 9. Horace Halves, b. Feb. 29, 1852, a lawyer, now 
(1907) practicing in San Francisco, Cal.; m. Feb. 29, 1888, 
Alice Elizabeth Jones, dau. of James E. and Almira (Cheever) 
Jones. Ch. : i. Elizabeth Hawes, b. San Leando, Cal., Jan. 
20, 1890. II. John Alden Hawes, b. in Fresno, Cal., Jan. 
10, 1894. 10. Jairus Ware Haines, b. Jan. 22, 1856; d. 
Feb. 27, 1856. 
n. Charlotte, b. in Dorchester, Oct. 19, 1813 ; d. Mar. 6, 1864 ; 
m. in Roxbury, Oct. 15, 1833, James Addison WniTEj^a 
rope maker, b. in "Wrentham, Mar. 14, 1809, son of Luther t^ 
and vNaucy (Hatch) White.i/" Ch., all bom in Boston: 1. 
James Addison White, Jr., b. Sept. 20, 1834 (not living), 
m. in New York, Jan. 21, 1865, Caroline H. McClennan, who 
d. in Wrentham, Aug. 21, 1866. 2. Harriet P. White, b. 
Jan. 3, 1836 ; d. young. 3. Laura Frances White, b. Feb. 
22, 1837, living in 'Wrenham (1907), m. in San Francisco, by 
the Rev. Thomas Starr King, Nov. 5, 1861, Edward Daven- 
port McClennan, b. in Boston in 1837. Ch. : i. Stanley 
Addison McClennan, b. in San Francisco, Jan. 30, 1863. ii. 
Carrie Holmes McClennan ; b. in Wrentham, May 2, 1866. 

III. Lawrence McClennan, b. in Passaic, N. J., July 4, 1871. 

IV. Edward Francis McClennan, b. Passaic, Dec. 19, 1874. 
III. Lewis, b. in Dorchester in Dec, 1816 ; d. Dec. 12, 1817. 

264. IV. Robert Pierce, b. in Wrentham, Jan. 1, 1819; d. June 1, 



Abraham" Holmes {Philip,^ Philip,^ Nathaniel,* Ehene- 
zer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Stoughton, Sept. 26, 1800, 
and died in Milton, March 8, 1880. 

He married in Randolph, Oct. 15, 1820, Clarissa Jones, 
born there Aug. 10, 1798 ; died in Milton, Sept. 24, 1877, daugh- 
ter of Ephraim and Margaret (Tower) Jones. 

Dec. 21, 1821, soon after Abraham became of age, his father 
and mother deeded him two tracts of land in Stoughton, ninety-eight 
acres in all. One of these was a lot of wood land of seven and one- 
half acres, which he sold back to his father Nov. 1, 1824. 

April 29, 1833, he bought at public auction, the John Brondson 
Place in Milton. (See Elizabeth v, under Samuel 63.) 

Abraham played the bass-viol in the Orthodox Church for forty- 
seven years, until the society bought the organ which is now in use. 
Children, all born in Stoughton : 

265. I. Abraham, Jr.,» b. Aug. 11, 1821 ; d. Dec. 2, 1877. 

II. Clarissa, b. Mar. 11, 1823; d. in Milton, Sept. 24, 1859 ; m. 

in Milton, Feb. 20, 1849, Moses Currier Chapman, a 
painter, b. in New Hampshire ; d. in Leominster. One child: 
Francis Holmes Chapman, b. iu Milton ; m. in 1876, Alice 
Stearns of Newton, and had three children. Mr. Chapman 
m. again after Clarissa's death. 

III. Lydia, b. Jan. 3, 1825; d. in Milton, Sept. 26, 1885; m. in 

Milton, Nov. 29, 1849, Cicero Cutting, a farmer, b. in 
Hanover, N. H., d. in Mlton in Sept., 1895. Ch., both 
b. in Milton : 1. Anna Marietta Gutting, m. in Dedham, 
Smith Eldredge Bowley ; seven ch. 2. Ira Palmer Cutting, 
d. in Bridgewater ; m. Margaret Murphy, from England ; five 

266. IV. Ira, b. Aug. 22, 1827 ; d. Jan. 24, 1860. 

V. Mary Jane, b. Oct. 8, 1829, now living in Roxbury; m. in 
Boston, Oct. 7, 1855, William Henry Hicks, a civil engi- 
neer, b. in Eoxbury, Oct. 7, 1829, d. in Roxbury, Mar. 10, 
1895, son of David Clifford and Naomi (Stetson) Hicks. One 
ch. : Ellsivorth Holmes Hicks, b. in Milton ; m. Anna May 
Frame of East Boston ; ch., two sons. 


Nathan^ Holmes {Mather,^ Philip,^ Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,'^ 
Nathaniel,'^ George^). A farmer. Born on "Holmes' Hill," East 
Stoughton (now Avon), April 23, 1780, and died in Sharon, Sept. 
28, 1850. 

He married in Stoughton, May 19, 1805, Zilpha Monk, born 
in Stoughton, Feb. 3^ 1789; died in Sharon, Sept. 21, 1858, 
daughter of Elijah and Annie ( Wadsworth) Monk. 

Dec. 26, 1824, he bought one-half of his father's place, described 


as "on the road leading from the Hotale to Bridgewater" (Xorfolk 
Registry of Deeds, vol. 75, p. 41). Nathan lived on his father's 
farm until 1829, then moved to Sharon, selling his half to his brother 
Ezekiel (150). {Ibid, vol f!)^, p. 227.) For reasons not appar- 
ent at this late day, he was continually in trouble, financially, and 
died a poor man. 

Children, all born in East Stoughton : 

267. I. Clement,^ b. Nov. 8, 1805 ; d. June 5, 1837. 

II. Philo, b. Aug. 15, 1807 ; d. Nov. 27, 1808. 

III. A SON, b. 1808; d. soon. 

268. IV. Elijah, b. June 24, 1809 ; d. Nov. 23, 1889. 

V. Nathan, b, Sept. 1, 1811 ; d. in Sharon, Aug. 21, 1836 ; un- 

269. VI. Bradford, b. Aug. 26, 1813 ; d. Feb. 4, 1884. 

270. VII. Francis, b. Mav 2, 1816 ; d. .Tan. 24, 1885. 

271. VIII. Wadsworth, b. Sept. 16, 1818; d. Aug. 18, 1900. 
IX. Richard Carey, b. Feb. 1, 1821; d. Dec. 28, 1821. 

272. X. William, b. Nov. 3, 1822 ; d. June 28, 1884. 

273. XL Fisher, b. Mar. 8, 1825 ; d. Dec. 17, 1886. 

xii. ZiLPHA Ann, b. .July 3, 1827 ; now (1907) living in Stoughton 
with her neice, Mrs. Luella Ann (Holmes) Belcher. As all 
the previous children had been boys, the family was so pleased 
to have a girl baby, that a flag was raised next day, on the 
hill back of the house, which incidentally also served to cele- 
brate Independence Day. 


Ezekier TLohne^ {Mather," Philip,^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ 
Nathaniel,^ George^). Farmer. Born on "Holmes Hill," East 
Stoughton, now Avon, April 2, 1792, and died there Aug. fi, 1856. 

He married (first), in Stougiiton, Oct. 3, 1819, Reiia Bisbee, 
born there in 180(>, died there Nov. 1, 1821, daughter of Benjamin* 
and Milly (Vose) Bisbee. He married (second), in Stoughton, 
Sept. 12, 1822, Joauna Wales Page, born in Bridgewater, ( ?) 
June 7, 1806, died in Stoughton, April 18, 1884, daughter of 
Charles and Mary ( Wales) Page. 

Ezekiel was made a mason in 1814, in Fellowship Lodge, Bridge- 
water, afterwards (Oct. 12, 1818) admitted a member of Rising 
Star Lodge of Stoughton and was tyler. 

He bought one half of his father's farm in 1829, of his brother 
Nathan, and the other half of his mother, Sept. 4, 1834. (Norfolk 
Deeds, vol. 103, p. 239.) 

Children, all born on "Holmes' Hill," East Stoughton, now Avon : 

I. Reua Bisbee,* b. May 12, 1821 ; d. in Hagerstown, Md., Mar. 
20, 1868 ; m. May 25, 1847, John Sherman Littlefield, 

* Benjamin Bisbee was a soldier of the Revolution, b. W. Bridgewater in 1759, 
d. in Stoughton in 1849. Milly Vose was a daughter of Jeremiah and Hannah (Hol- 
mes) Yose. See Hannah I. under Nathaniel, 31. 


b. in Randolph, Sept. 13, 1820, was living in "Waltham in 
1904, son of Thomas and Lucinda (Sherman) Littlefield of 
East Stoughton. He was a school teacher by profession, ex- 
cept from 1871 to 1874, when he was a government agent of 
the Indians in Colorado. 
II. Julia Ann, b. Apr. 30, 1824; d. in Avon, Dec. 14, 1876; m. 
Oct. 8, 1848, Charles F. KinCx, b. Mar. 4, 1818 ; d. June 9, 
1900. Ch., all b. in E. Stoughton : 1. Charles A., b. July 18, 
1849; d. Mar. 31, 1861. 2. George K, b. June 13, 1851. 
3. Edwin W., b. Dec. 16, 1853 ; d. Oct. 20, 1854. 4. Arthur 
W., b. June 7, 1856; d. Oct. 5, 1861. 5. Mary E., b. Nov. 
13, 1858; d. Oct. 3, 1861. 6. Cora B., b. Jan. 18, 1861. 

274. III. Leonard, b. Feb. 21, 1827 ; d. Nov. 10, 1878. 

IV. Mary Wales, b. Dec. 16, 1828 ; m. (1) May 22, 1851, Still- 
man A. Raymond, b. in Mansfield, Mar. 3, 1824 (date of 
death not known), son of Ebenezer and Hepzibah Raymond. 
She m. (2) Apr. 19, 1856, Hiram Stevens Crafts, b. in 
Hebron, Maine, Aug. 29, 1834, now (1906) living in He- 
bron, N. H., son of Thomas Park and Miranda (Stevens) 
Crafts of Braintree. Before moving to Hebron, N. H., he 
was a piano maker and was employed in Chickering's for 
years. They lived on the next farm to Frederic Holmes 
(276) in Hebron. They had no children, but Sept, 3, 1873, 
they adopted Francis R. Richardson, who took the name of 
Caleb Francis Crafts. 

275. V. Ira, b. Oct. 24, 1830. 

VI. Martha Amelia, b. Dec. 17, 1833, now (1905) living in Salis- 
bury, N. Y. She m. (first), in Randolph, Feb. 12, 1851, Seth 
Morton White, b. in Stoughton, Feb. 12, 1830, killed at 
the second Battle of Bull Run, Aug. 30, 1862, and was buried 
in one of the trenches, son of Loren White. Mr. White was 
first sergeant of Co. I, 1 2th Mass. Regt. (Col. Fletcher Web- 
ster's). She m. (second) in Boston, April 8, 1872, Charles 
Duncan Torrey, b. in Randolph, Aug. 18, 1839, d. in Al- 
bany, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1896, son of Willard G. (a Baptist 
evangelist) and Harriet H. (Freeman) Torrey. Mr. Torrey 
was also in the Civil War as corporal of Co. A, in the First 
Mass. Battery of Heavy Artillery. He was a mason, odd 
fellow, and was one of the founders of the Boston Museum 
of Fine Arts. She m. (third), Nov. 20, 1900, John Spen- 
cer of Salisbury, N, Y., b. in England (parentage not given). 
She always has been interested in the welfare and relief of 
the soldiers of the Rebellion and is prominent in the Women's 
Relief Corps. One child, Eldora Joanna White, b. in Stough- 
ton, Oct. 10, 1859; m. (1) in Albany, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1875, 
Frederic Delancey Hinds, of Cooperstown, N. Y., from whom 
she obtained a divorce. July 11, 1898. She m, (2) in April, 
1903, Clark Adelbert Benjamin, an undertaker in Oneonta, 
N. Y., b. in Garretsville, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1859, son of William 
R. and Helen (Fairchild) Benjamin. Ch., all born at Hin- 
man Hollow in the town of Hartwich, N. Y. : i. Ethel Clara, 
b. Feb. 9, 1876. ii. Charles Frederic, b. June 5, 1879, m. 



Nov. 10, 1900, Bessie Lydia Pennington, iii. Fayette John, 
b. Nov. 12, 1885. These three children were born under the 
name of Hinds, but the court granted them as well as the 
mother the name of White. 
276. VII. Frkderic, b. June 10, 1845. 


liUther' Holmes {Luther,^ Philip,' JSfathaniel* Ehenezer^^ 
Nathaniel,^ George,^) Carpenter. Born in Stoughton, May 24, 
1806, and died there Mar. 15, 1840, of consumption, and is buried 
in Dry Pond Cemetery. 

He married (first) in Sharon Jan. 19, 1834 Harriet Billings, 
born in Sharon in 1808( ?), and died in Stoughton Jan. 12, 1837, 
of consumption ; daughter of Jesse Billings. He married (second) 
in Stoughton, Dec. 20, 1837, Sally Brackett Smith, born in 
Stoughton, July 18, 1810, and died there, Dec. 28, 1894 ; daughter 
of Otis and Betsey (Carey) Smith. Mar. 23, 1886, Sally made a 
will devising her silverware and china to her relatives. She gave 
her house and land to the First Congregational Church in Stoughton. 

Jan. 8, 1838, Luther bought of Joseph Holmes, his half-brother, 
7 3-4 acres of wood land in Stoughton " beginning at the corner 
of widow Anna Holmes land." In settlement of the estate Luther's 
inventory was $1,756 on real estate, and $965 on personal. 

Children, both born in Stoughton : 

I. Luther Hexrt,* b. Sept. 8, 1836; d. Dec. 1, 1836. 

II. Luther Otis, b. Nov. 24, 1838; d. in Stoughton of consump- 

tion, Apr. 28, 1877 ; unmarried. 


Myron Augustus' Holmes {Frederich Atigustus," Jehosh- 
aphat,^ Jehoskaphat,* Jehoshaphat,^ JSTathaniel,'^ George^). Born 
in Binghamton, N. Y., June 22, 1833, and died there of pneu- 
monia, April 1, 1889. 

He married in Wilkesbarre, Pa., October 31, 1861, Magda^ 
lena Jane Welden Reichard, born in Wilkesbarre, Jan. 5, 
1843 ; daughter of John and Wilhelmina (Schroeder) Reichard. 
Mr. Holmes was a wholesale grocer in Wilkesbarre, Pa. 

Children, both born in Wilkesbarre : 

I. Albertina Louise,* b. Feb. 1863 ; d. in Wilkesbarre, in Oct. 


II. Mary Butler, b. Oct. 20, 1864; m. in Hamilton, Bermuda, 

Feb. 20, 1890, Walter Alexander Wood, b. in Hones- 
dale, Pa., Dec. 11, 1864, son of Benjamin Lapiu and Melissa 
(Porter) Wood. Ch. : 1. Janet Holmes Wood, b. June 18, 
1891. 2. Walter Alexander Wood, Jr., b. Jan. 9, 1894. 3. 
Mary Daisy Wood, b. Apr. 1, 1897, 4, Hildegarde Marie 
Wood, b. June 25, 1905. 



William Butler' Holmes {Frederic Augustus^ Jehosha- 
phcit," Jehoshcq^that,'^ Jehoshapliat,^ N^athaniel,^ George^.) Born 
in Binghamton, N. Y., April 17, 1837. f 

He married in Binghamton, August 25, 1863, Samaiitha 
Kelley Conkliii, born Binghamton, December 16, 1840, daugh- 
ter of Horace and Helen Didama (Wheeler) Conklin. 

Mr. Holmes has lived in Honesdale, Penn., for nearly fifty years. 
His business is that of a wholesale grocer. He has been Elder 
in the Presbyterian Church since 1874:; vice President of Wayne 
Co. Savings Bank ; a director of the American Knitting Mill ; a 
director in the National Elevator and Machine Co. ; state trustee 
of the East Strandsburg Normal School ; was in the army a short 
time and was at the battle of Antietam. 

Children, all born in Honesdale, Pa. : 

I. Helen Butler,^ b. .Jan. 24, 1866 ; m. Sep. 27, 1888 Edward 

CoE Mills, b. iu Wrentham, Mass., May 27, 1863, now 
living in Brookline, Mass., where he is deacon of Harvard 
Cong. Church, and trustee of the Abbot Academy, Andover. 
Is owner of the E. C. Mills Leather Co. of Boston. Ch., the 
first one born in Boston, the others born in Brookhne : 1. 
Rebecca Bartletl Mills, b. Jan. 28, 1890. 2. Helen Holmes 
Mills, b. July 17, 1892. 3. Frances Daisy Mills, b. July 23, 
1893. 4. Mary Bartlett Mills, b. June 28, 1898. 

II. Horace William, b. Jan. 30, 1868 ; d. Honesdale, Pa., Aug. 

14, 1869. 

III. Daisy Martha, b. Jan. 9, 1871 ; d. Mar. 7, 1897. 


* Rev. John McClellan' Holmes, D.D. {Rev. Edwin,^ Je- 
hoshaphat,° Jehoshaphat,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel ^^ George^). 
Born in Livingston, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1834, and is now (1907) liv- 
ing in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Retired. 

He married (first) in New Brunswick, N. J., May 23, 1860, 
Frances Van Vranken, born in Poughkeepsie, Jan. 28, 1836 ■ 
and died in Hudson, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1874, daughter of Rev. 
Samuel A. (D.D.) and Maria (Swift) Van Vranken. He married 
(second) in Hudson, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1879, Jennie Sanders Van 
Deusen, born in Hudson, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1851, daughter of Peter 
and Susan (Livingston) Van Deusen. 

Mr. Holmes is a graduate of Williams College, 1853 (D.D.) ; 
of New Brunswick, N. J. Theological Seminary, 1857. His first 
pastorate was at East Williamsburg (a part of Brooklyn), L. I., 
eight years ; at the Reformed Church at Hudson, N. Y., 1865-77. 
The degree of D.D. was conferred on him from Rutgers College, 
New Brunswick, in 1870 ; He was pastor of the State St. Presby- 


terian Church, Albany, 1877-97 ; President of General Synod, 
Reformed Church, 1876; delegate to Pan-Presbyterian Council, 
Edinburgh, 1877 and London, 1888; Moderator of N. Y. Presby- 
terian Synod, 1884 ; trustee of Auburn Theological Seminary, 1886— 
1900; director in the Union Theological Seminary, N. Y., 1888- 
1900. Is Associate Editor of the Christian Intelli«rencer and has 
written extensively for other religious publications. A number of 
his sermons are published in pamphlet form. 

Mr. Holmes always has been sought for to fill positions of trust 
and honor. He combines to an unusual degree the qualities for a 
successful minister. He has a well stored mind and his elocution is 
vigorous and graceful. His preachings are always largely attended, 
and are attractive. His tact, geniality, sympathy, practical wisdom 
and executive ability are instruments of great power and usefulness. 

Children, the last three born in Hudson, X. Y. : 
277. 1. Samuel Van VRANKEN,»b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Mar. 23, 1862. 
II. Sarah McClellax, b. May 12, 1866, educated at the Misses 
Martin's School. Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., m. in Albany, N. Y., 
June 12, 1889, Ri:v. Harris Ely Adriaxce, b. in Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1861, son of John Peter and Mary 
Jane Ruthven (Piatt) Adriance. Mr. Adriance is a graduate 
of Williams College and of Princeton Theological Seminary. 
lie settled first at Pelham Manor, N. Y., but is now with the 
Union Settlement of New York City and an officer of the 
New York Charity Aid Organization in which he is prom- 
inent. Ch., the first two b. at Pelham Manor, N. Y. : 1. 
Harris Ely Adriance, Jr., b. Sept. 28, 1891. 2. Edwin Holmes 
Adriance, b. Feb. 28, 1893. 3. Frances Van Vranken Adri- 
ance, b. in New York City, Feb. 4, 1904. 
278. HI. Edwix, b. May 6, 1869. 

IV. Maria Swift, b. July 26, 1872, educated at the Misses Mar- 
tin's School at Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., m. in Poughkeepsie, Nov. 
5, 1902, Edward Cdmmixgs Hartshorxe, a banker and 
broker, b. in New York City, March 6, 1873, son of Richard 
B. and Josephine (Cummings) Hartshorne. One ch. Edward 
Cummings Hartshorne, Jr., b. in Englewood, N. J., June 9, 


Alvah^ Holmes {Elijah,^ Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,* Jehosha- 
pkat,^ N'athaniel,^ George.^) A farmer principally, although was 
a merchant, the latter part of his life. Born in Promfret, Conn., 
Feb. 12, 1799 and died in West Winfield, N. Y., in March, 1873,* 
of apoplexy. 

He married (first) in Vernon, N. Y., March 16, 1821, Soph- 
ronia Ellis, born in Vernon, August 9, 1803, died at Green Bay, 
Wise, Jan. 23, 1845, of consumption, daughter of Eleazar and 
Candace (Brainard) Ellis. 

* Date from Leonidas K. his son. 


He married (second) in West Winfield, June 16, 1845, Betsy 
Taylor, born in Plainfield, N. Y., July 20, 1794, died in West 
Winfield, Feb. 27, 1876, of apoplexy, daughter of Pay fro e Taylor. 

When a few years old Alvah went with his parents to Winfield, 
N. Y. 

He was a drummer boy in the War of 1812. 

Most of his married life was spent in Bridgewater, N. Y., a few 
miles from Winfield, About 1836 he rented his farm and went 
into the grocery business in West Winfield. 

In 1840 he moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he stayed 
until his wife died, then returned to West Winfield. 

He was well educated, a good penman, athletic, a good wrestler, 
full of fun and life, a church member, thought a negro the same 
as a horse, was devoted to children, and held many town oflfices. 

Children, the first five born in Bridgewater, N. Y., the last three 
bom in West Winfield, N. Y. : 

I. Olive Ingalls,* b. Apr. 2, 1822, d. at Luck Creek, Wise, 
Sep. ]0, 1894; m. in Green Bay, Wise, in 1843, Edison 
Sherwood, b. in Fairfield, Conn., May 21, 1813, d. at Green 
Bay, Jan. 25, 1880. One adopted daughter, Fannie. 

279. II. Albert Gallatin Ellis, b. Oct. 22, 1824, d. Dec. 9, 1895. 

280. in. Clinton Elijah, b. Oct. 5, 1826, d. March 13, 1898. 

IV. Lavantia Candace, b. Apr. 17, 1832, now living at Green 

Bay, AYisc. ; m. in Cassville, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1850, Albert 
BcRKE Oatlet, b. in Burlington, N, Y., Oct. 12, 1832, d. 
at Green Bay, Oct. 4, 1904, son of Benedict and Rosanna 
(Green) Oatley. Ch., first two b. in Bridgewater, N.Y. : 1. 
Ella Sophrona Oatley, b. Mar. 12, 1851 ; m. in Lincohi, Neb., 
June 16, 1872, William E. Finnegan; five ch.. Holmes Ad- 
albert, "Willis Everett, Ella Euth, Edith May and Anna 
Leona. 2. Alvah Holmes Oatley, b. Feb. 14, 1853, d. at 
Green Bay, Aug. 16, 1855. 3. Nettie Holmes Oatley, b. Sept. 
6, 1859. 4. Edson Sherwood Oatley, b. Nov. 20, 1862 ; m. 
at Green Bay, June 17, 1887, Nellie Alden Mead; no ch. 
5. Olive Rosanna Oatley ; m. at Green Bay, Sept. 10,1885, 
RoheH Delaney ; No ch. 

V. Leonid AS, b. August, 1835, lived one week. 

281. VI. Leonidas Kellogg, b. Sept. 12, 1837. 

282. VII. Augustus Stephen, b. Oct. 14, 1841, d. Jan. 26, 1894. 

283. VIII. Asahel Brainard, b. Dec. 4, 1843. 


Orange' Holmes {Elijah,^ Jonathan,^ Nathaniel ,* Jehosha- 
phat,^ Nathaniel,'' George'). Born in Winfield, N. Y., Dec. 25, 
1801, and died there, Dec. 13, 1864, of bronchial consumption. 

He married in Litchfield, N. Y., June 15, 1829, Henrietta 
Brainard, bom in Litchfield, April 24, 1811, and died in Win- 
field, March 28, 1891, of dropsy and old age, daughter of Chauncey 
and Clarissa (Gillett) Brainard. 


Orange was a farmer and lived and died on the farm he settled 
on. He took quite an interest in politics and held town offices. 
No one seems to know why the fruit basket was resorted to, to give 
him a name. 

Children, all bom in W infield : 

I. Pamelia Augusta,* b. Mar. 5, 1831 ; m. in Winfield, June 

20, 1848, Hexry L. Brace, a fanner, who d. in W. "Win- 
field, Feb. 13, 1907, son of Capt. Ashel and Kate (Curtis) 
Brace. Ch. : 1. Ellen Henrietta Brace, b. Dec. 17, 1850, 
d. Oct. 2, 1894 ; m. Adelbert A. Leach. 2. Seward Holmes 
Brace, b. Sept. 19, 1859; m. Mary Vincent. 

II. Leonidas Kellog, b. Dec. 6, 1833 ; d. Sept. 5, 1836. 

III. Sarah Rosamond, b. .June 26, 1837 ; d. at Chittenango, N. Y., 

Jan. 31, 1906; m. in Winfield, Dec. 11, 1865, George B. 
Hill, a cheese manufacturer, b. in Vermont, Dec. 1, 1840, 
son of Frederic and Abigail Hill. One ch., Holmes De Vere 
Hill, b. June 18, 1868, d. Mar. 16, 1894. 

IV. Caroline Elizabeth, b. April 18, 1839, now living in "W. 

"Winfield. Never married. 

V. Ellen Clarissa, b. Sept. 12, 1841; m. June 11, 1866, John 

Jay Macomber, a farmer, b. in Utica, N. Y., Mar. 14, 
1825 ; d. in Litchfield, Aug. 19, 1876, son of George Macomber. 
Ch. 1. Carrie Lena Macomber, b. in Sauquoit, N. Y., Nov. 

9, 1867. 2. John Frederic Macomber, b. iu Sauquoit, Nov. 

10, 1869. 3. George Stanley Macomber, b. in Litchfield, June 

21, 1873. 4. Nellie Holmes Macomber, h. in Litchfield, Aug. 
12, 1876. 

284. VI. Orange Brainard, b. April 26, 1847. 


Daniel Richards^ Holnies (Isaiah,' Nathaniel," jSfathan- 
iel,* Jehoshaphat,^ JV^ctthaniel,^ George^). Born in Winfield, 
N. Y., Sept. 2, 1815 and died in Elgin, Illinois, Dec. 31, 1896, 
at 10.30 A. M., of a complication of diseases, principally dropsy; 
he is buried in Barrington, Illinois. 

He married (probably in N. Y. State), Jan. 14, 1840, Alber- 
tine Kellogg, who most likely died soon after marriage. 

About 1843 he went west, and after a few years residence in 
various towns, settled in Elgin in 1850, where he remained the rest 
of his life as a hotel proprietor. 

His estate was settled by Botsford, Wayne and Botsford, and 
through them the writer was enabled to trace some of his relatives. 

No children. 


Edward Adams' Holmes {Isaiah,^ Nathaniel,'' Nathan- 
iel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Winfield, 


N. Y., June 19, 1817, and died previous to 1896, probably in 
some western state. 

He married, Jan. 16, 1841, Harriet Gillespie. 

Relatives seem to know very little about this family, and the 
writer has been unsuccessful in an attempt to gather information. 

Children, born in N. Y. State : 
285. 1. Fred D.^ 

II. Sara-H, m. a Mr. Bowman. Two ch. : 31ay and Harry G., 

who it was said Uved at Marcus, Iowa. Letters sent there 
failed to meet with any response. 

III. Lewis E. Is now (1907) living in St. Joseph, Mo., and has 

charge of the baggage room at the station of the C. B. and 
Q. li. R., but will not answer letters. 

286. IV. Robert Adams. 

287. V. La Motte, b. Oct. 15, 1856. 

VI. Edward, d. previous to 1896 ; unmarried. 


Trueman Slosson^ Holmes (Isaiah,^ JSTathameP , JSFafhan- 
iel,* JehoshajjJiat,^ JV^athaniel,^ 6rcor^e'). Born in South Rich- 
land, N. Y., April 4, 1836, and died in Beloit, Wisconsin, April 
19, 1903 of paralysis. 

He married in Rockton, 111., Nov. 26, 1862, Amanda Spring- 
er, born in Franldin, Me., July 11, 1843, now (1907) living in 
Beloit, daughter of George W. and Rosanda (Guptill) Springer. 

Mr. Holmes was a machinist and a most enthusiastic Free Mason. 

Children, all born in Rockton, 111. : 

I. Celia Anna,® b. Aug. 19, 1864 ; m. in Beloit, Wise, May 4, 

1892, Edgar Irwin Gatton ; three sons. 

II. William John, b. Jan. 31, 18G6, d. May 20, 1880. 

III. Jennie Ella, b. Sept. 22, 1868 ; m. in Beloit, Wise, Jan. 28, 

1892, Milan Northrup ; one daughter. 

IV. Harry Roswell, b. July 31, 1870 ; d. in Beloit, Apr. 24, 1895. 

V. Fred Daniel, b. Nov. 23, 1871 ; d. in Rockton, Oct. 10, 1877. 

VI. Arthur Clarence, b. Oct. 8,1874; d. in Wessington, S. 

Dakota, Sept. 1, 1884. 
288. VII. Frank Daniel, b. Aug. 6, 1877. 


Roswell William' Holmes (Isaiah,^ Nathaniel,^ Nath- 
aniel,* Jehoshaphnt,^ JSfatlumiel,^ George^). Born in South 
Richland, N. Y., March 30, 1846, and is now (1907) living at 
Grand Junction, Colorado. 

He married in Chicago, 111., April 23, 1884, Carrie Barton 
Page, born in Chicago, Sept. 9, 1860, and died in Huron, South 
Dakota, Sept. 2, 1886, daughter of Daniel Webster and Selina 
(Boynton) Page. 


Mr. Holmes left South Richland in 1867, studied law in Illinois 
and was clerk of the Circuit Court for La Salle Co., for several 
years. In 1882 he located in Huron, where he was vice-president 
of one bank and cashier of another. From 1888 to 1903, he was 
in Denver as Manager of the North American Loan and Trust Co. 
of New York. He is now retired. 

One child : 

Carolyn Page^ Holmes, b. in Huron, So. Dakota, Aug. 23, 1886. 


Andrew Babcock^ Holmes (Jsaiak,^ JSfathaniel,^ jSFath- 
aniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ JVathaniel,^ George^). Farmer and stock 
raiser. Born in South Richland, N. Y., Oct. 27j 1848, now (1907) 
living in Wessington, So. Dakota. 

He married (first) in Palermo, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1871, Harriet 
Eninia Bartlett, born in Palermo, March 17, 1852, died in 
South Richland, June 30, 1883, daughter of Marcus and Maria 
(Brockaway) Bartlett. 

He married (second) in Pulaski, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1887, ]>rary 
liOuise Stewart, bom in South Richland, August 3, 1857, and 
died in Gilbert Town, South Dakota, Feb. 8, 1901, daughter of 
Thomas and Maria (Joslyn) Stewart. 

Children, the first two born in South Richland, N. Y., the others 
probably born in Gilbert Town, or Wessington, South Dakota : 

I. Anna Eliza^ b. June 21, 1873; m. in Wessiugton, Aug. 1, 

1891, John Douglas Paxtox, now liviug iu Washiugton 
state. Six ch., three boys, thi-ee girls. 

II. Grace Louise, b. July 14, 1877 ; m. July 13, 1904, Herbert 

Holmes Case, whose mother was Martha Matilda Holmes 
daughter of Jacob and Margaret Holmes of Leesburg, Ohio, 
and granddaughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Holmes of Canton, 
Oliio. Not known to be related to any of the Holmeses men- 
tioned in this work. 

III. Pearl May, b. Aug. 24, 1888; d. in Gilbert Town, June 26, 


IV. RjOSWEll "Walter, b. Jan. 23, 1890. 

V. Clara Ellex, b. April 20, 1895. 

VI. Eva Blanche, b. May 4, 1897. 


John Dana' Hobnes (Isaiah,' JSFathaniel,'' Nathaniel,* 
Jehoshaphat,^ j^athaniel,^ George^). An engineer. Born Oct. 
14, 1867, in that part of South Richland, N. Y. called Holmesville, 
now Fern wood. 

He married in Camden, N. Y., August 14, 1887, Emma 
Amanda Waflful, bom in Ava, N. Y., March 24, 1869, daugh- 
ter of Cornelius Dotty and Sarah Elizabeth (Billington) WafFul. 


Children : 

I. Blanche Matilda,^ b. in Orwell, N. Y., Oct. 2, 1888. 

II. Robert John, b. in Orwell, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1890. 

III. Sarah Elizabeth, b. in New Centreville, N. Y., Dec. 21, 


IV. Martha Bell, b. in New Centreville, N. Y., March 24, 1894. 

V. Ruth Adela, b. in Richland, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1897. 


Waldo' Holmes {Jezeniah,^ Nathaniel,* Jelioshaphat,'^ Na- 
thaniel,^ George^). Born in Winfield, N. Y., about 1811, and 
probably died in the west, perhaps Illinois. 

His near relatives cannot or will not give any information. 

There may have been several children but the writer has knowl- 
edge of only one : 

289. Stephen Henry'' Holmes, b. in Peoria, 111., June 20, 1840, d. 
Apr. 26, 1905. 


Jasper' Holmes {Jezeniah,^ JSTathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,'^ JSfa- 
thaniel,' George'). Born in Winfield, N. Y., March 1, 1835, 
and is now (1907) proprietor of a men's furnishing goods store in 
Terra Haute, Indiana. 

He married in Holmesville, N. Y., March 1. 1856, Eliza 
Curry, born in Philadelphia, Dec. 25, 1856, and died in Terra 
Haute, Nov. 19, 1906, of paralysis, daughter of Henry and Nancy 
(Adams) Curry. 

In 1863 Mr. Holmes went from Holmesville and went direct to 
Terra Haute, where he has resided ever since. 

No children. 


Jesse N.' Holmes {John,^ Jezeniah,^ Nathaniel,* Jehosha- 
phat,^ Nathaniel,^ George'). Born in South Richland, N. Y., 
May 12, 1809, and died in New Orleans, La., Feb. 2, 1836, of 
typhus fever, contracting the disease while watching at the bed- 
side of his partner. 

He called himself Jesse N., although he was christened Jeremiah. 
He was a teacher in hie younger days. In 183Lhe went to Boston 
into a " wholesale auction store." 

Dec. 1832 he sailed for New Orleans and started business for 
himself as a merchant. 

He never married. 



John K'ewton^ Holmes (John,^ Jezeniah,^ JVathrmiel,* 
Jehoshaphat,^ JYathaniel,^ George^). Born in South Richland, 
N. Y., Mar. 22, 181;^, and died in Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 14, 1890. 
He married in Fulton, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1834, Rebecca John- 
son, born April 13, 1812, died in Syracuse, June 2i3, 1890, of 
consumption of the bowels, daughter of Lovewell and Rebecca 
(Stebbins) Johnson. 

Mr. Holmes had a school in New Brunswick, N. J., for four 
years, his wife assisting. In 1841, he moved to Fulton to be with 
his wife's people. He also lived in Hastings, N. Y., for fifteen 
years. He was president of the Oswego County Agricultural So- 
ciety. He lived in Syracuse the last thirty years of his life. 

Children : 

290. I. JoHJf Newtox,* Jr., b. in New Brunswick, N. J., about 1840. 

II. Mary, b. in Central Square, Oswego Co., N. Y., July 30, 1843, 

d. in Chicago, 111., Dec. 26, 1902; m. (1) in Central Square, 

William Woodix, from whom she was divorced. She m. 

(2) Mark Beeman. 


Milton^ Holmes (John,^ Jezeniah,' JVathaniel,* Jehosha- 
j)hat^^ Nathaniel,^ Georgt^). Born in South Richland, N. Y., 
Aug. 23, 1817, and died in Ashbury Park, X. J., Nov. 1, 1895. 

He married, March 15, 1838, Cornelia P, Whipi)le of New 
Haven, Oswego Co., N. Y. 

He taught school before marriage in a log school house and joined 
the church with his brother Newell, Oct. 22, i831. 

He lived in Williamsburg, N. Y., from 1857 until the close of 
the war, then went to Port Monmouth, N. J., afterwards to As- 
bury Park, where he became a leader in the Baptist church and 
was the principal magistrate of the borough. 

One child : 
Elmira,8 b. 1839. 


Almon^ Hobnes (John,^ Jezeniah," Nathaniel* Jehosha- 
phat,^ jYathaniel,^ George^). Born in South Richland, N. Y., 
June 6, 1819, and is now living (Sept., 1907) in Rockton, 111., 
with his daughter Mrs. Mason. 

He married in Pulaski, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1844, Juliette T. 

Lynch, who died in Endeavor, AVisc, in July, 1901, of a tumor. 

"In 1839, ]Mr. Holmes was a teacher in a boys' high school in 

New Brunswick, N. J. He taugiit in Canada from 1845 until 

1853, afterwards in Wisconsin, finally settling in Endeavor. He 


was in Sunday school work as scholar, teacher, or superintendent, 
for seventy years. 
Children : 

I. Grace Isaline,^ b. in Canada East, Sept. 5, 1849 ; m. in Doug- 

las, Wise, Jan. 3, 1871, Newell R. Richardson; four ch. 

II. Florence Helena, b. in Canada West, Aug. 13, 1851 ; m. in 

Galesville, Wise, Dec. 19, 1879, Philip H. Mason ; one 

III. Sarah R., b. Sept. 2, 1855; m. in Oxford, Wise, Sept. 24, 

1877, James T. Ford; three sous, 
iv. John F., b. Sept. 16, 1857, d. Feb. 23, 1858. 


Samuel ^Ne^vell^ Holmes (John,^ Jezeniah,^ JV^athamel,* 
Jehoshaphat,^ JSfathaniel^^ George^). Born in South Richland, 
N. Y., May 31, 1823, and died in Syracuse, May 30, 1900. 

He married at Holmesville, N. Y., a part of Richland, Oct. 3, 
1844, Mary Elizabeth Beach, born in Fairfield, N. Y., Dec. 
4, 1823, and died in Syracuse, March 11, 1881, of apoplexy, 
daughter of Rev. Allen R. and Amy B. (Carpenter) Beach. 

Mr. Holmes managed a mill for three years, from 1844 to 1847, 
then studied law ; was admitted to the bar in 1850 ; practiced in 
Syracuse fifty years ; was also admitted to practice in the Supreme 
Court in Washington, D. C, March 4, 1861 ; was owner of profita- 
ble oil wells at Titusville, Pa., also of a flouring mill at Rochester, 
N. Y. He was a very patriotic man and much interested in the 
aflPairs of the country. He was a great traveler, visiting every 
section of the United States as well as making extensive journeys 

Children, the first three born in Holmesville, the last three born 
in Syracuse, N. Y. : 

i. Theodosia A.,« b. Dec. 24, 1845, d. Dec. 25, 1845. 

II. Grace Elizabeth, b. Jan. 5, 1848, d. in Syracuse, June 23, 

1874. Killed in the Baptist Church by a falling floor during 
a strawberry festival. 

III. Amelia Theodosia, b. July 26, 1849 ; m. in Syracuse, July 

18, 1879, Charles Henry Sanford, b. at Delta, N. Y., 
April 26, 1856, son of Abram Davis and Abby Maria (Acker) 
Sandford, Children, all born in Syracuse : 1. Theodosia, b. 
Feb. 19, 1882, d. there. Mar. 1, 1890. 2. Charles Henry, Jr., 
b. Feb. 6, 1885. 3. Mai^ Elizabeth, b. Sept. 20, 1888. 

IV. Harriet Newell, b. Oct. 22, 1857 ; m. at Syracuse, Dec. 15, 

1881, William Edward Hird, b. in Syracuse, Nov. 29, 
1855, son of Edwin and Caroline (Sampson) Hard. Chil- 
dren, all born in Syracuse : 1. Amy Grace, b. Dec. 17, 1882. 
2. Olive Jeanette, b. Dec. 28, 1884. 3. Ida Theodosia, b. Oct. 
50, 1892. 4. Harriet Caroline, b. Nov. 19, 1894. 


V. Amy Beach, b. May 2, 1859; m. in Syracuse, Oct. 4, 1881, 

Arthur Leonard Howes, b. in Madison, N. Y., Feb. 11, 
1859, son of Leonard and Emily (Brigham) Howes. Chil- 
dren, all except the fourth born in Syracuse: 1. Horace 
Leonard, b. Oct. 19, 1882. 2. Arthur Newell, b. Mar. 5, 
1885. 3. Barriet Beach, h. Jan. 19, 1887. 5. Maiy Ella, 
b. Waltham, Mass., June 17, 1894. 5. Grace Emily, b. Sept. 
6, 1899. 

VI. Olive Carrington, b. Nov. 4, 1862, d. June 21, 1879; 

drowned in Onondaga Lake while changing seats in a canoe 
with Alfred T. Sanford, son of Pi'of. H. H. Sauford of Syra- 
cuse University. Mr. Sanford was also drowned. 


Roswell Williaiii' Holmes (JRoswell," Jezeiiiah,^ JSfa- 
thaniel,* Jehoshcqihat,^ N^athaniel,^ George^). Born in Philadel- 
phia, Nov. 22, 1826, and died there, March 22, 1897. 

He married in Cedar Grove, Pa., in 1848, Jane McMillan, 
born in Paisley, Scotland, June 7, 1826, and died in Philadelphia, 
Feb. 8, 1896, daughter of Andrew and Isabella McMillan. 

Mr. Holmes was a wholesale clothing dealer and also traded in 
real estate. Was prominent in New York yachting circles. He 
owned many fine horses and had a special fondness for fast driving. 

Children, except Joseph Drexel, born in Philadelphia : 

291. I. Anthony Drexel,* b. April 24, 1850. 

292. II. Francis HrxcHiNS, b. Sept. 24, 1854. 

293. III. Joseph Drexel, b. in Camden, N. J., Apr. 16, 1856, 

IV. Mary Cornelia, b. Feb. 23, 1858, now (1907') living in 

Quincy, Mass.; m. (1) in Orange, N. J., in 1878, Samuel 
Babbitt Vermilye, b. in Orange, in 1856, son of William H. 
and Phebe Louise (Babbit) Vermilye. Mr. and Mrs. Ver- 
milye were divorced, and she m. (2) in New York City, in 
June, 1888, Forest Bitton Royal, her cousin, b. in Ger- 
mantown. Pa., July 16, 1854, and d. there, Apr. 30, 1906, 
son of Edward and Nettie (McMillan) Royal (a sister to Jane 
McMillan who married Roswell William Holmes). Children : 

1. William Moorhead Vermilye, b. Orange, N. J., April 6, 1880 ; 
m. in Iliugham, Mass., Oct. 11, 1905, Ethel Howard Simpson. 

2. Forest Bitton Royal, Jr., b. in New York City, Feb. 10, 

V. George Washington, b. July 4, 1860, d. in 1895. He was 

in the silk commission business in New York City, and never 


Roswell Hartley' Hobnes {Hartley," Jezeniah," JVathan- 
iel,* Jehos/uqjhat,^ jVctthanid," George^). Born in Holmesville, 
a part of Winfield, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1838, and is now (1907) living 
in Detroit, Michigan. 


He married in Pontiac, Mich., May 2, 1871, Emma Sophia 
Sliaw, born in Almont, Mich., Sept. 5, 1851, daughter of David 
Ripley and Harriet (Dewey) Shaw. 

INIr. Hohnes when a boy of nine, left Holmesville with the rest 
of the family for Maumee, Ohio. In 1854 he went to Detroit, 
which place has been his residence ever since. 

He was commissioned 2d Lieut, in the 7th Michigan Volunteer 
Calvary from Detroit, in October, 1862 ; promoted to 1st Lieut, in 
October, 18(33, thence to Captain, in March, 1864. Honorably 
discharged for physical disability in April, 1864. A large part of 
the latter part of his life has been spent in representing the firm of 
W. H. Edgar & Sons, of Detroit, importers of sugar and molasses. 

Children, all but the eldest born in Detroit : 

294. I. RoswELL Hartley, Jk.,^ b. in Poutiac, Mich., Mar. 2, 1872. 

295. II. DuDLEiGH DiCKiNSOX, b. May 15, 1875, d. July 14, 1905. 
III. David Ripley, b. July 2, 1876; now living in Detroit, un- 

296. iv. Farrand Osborn, b. June 30, 1879. 


Truman Leonard" Holmes {Hartley,^ Jezeniah^^ Nathan- 
iel," Jehosaphat," Nathaniel,^ George'). Born in that part of 
Winfield, N. Y., called Holmesville, now Fernwood, Jan. 13, 
1843, and died in Kankakee, 111., in December, 1904, of spinal 
and brain trouble. 

He married, Dec. 20, 1864, Fannie Frost, born in Maumee, 
Ohio, Mar. 27, 1847, and is now (1907) living in Toledo, Ohio, 
daughter of Elisha Sprague and Abby (Bosworth) Frost. 

INir. Holmes went west when young, and was successful as a rail- 
road man. 

Children : 

297. I. Truman William,^ b. in Maumee, O., Nov. 25, 1865, d. Dec. 

7, 1884. 

II. Frank Frost, b. in Quincy, 111., Dec. 12, 1867 ; unm. (1907). 

III. Harriet Ann, b. in Quhicy, 111., Apr. 15, 1870 ; m. in Wm- 

field, Kansas, Jan. 20, 1893, James Edward Taussig, son 
of Edward Taussig of St. Louis. One sou, Edivard Holmes 
Taussig^ b. in Wheeling, Virginia, Oct. 23, 1893. 


' Thomas Dresser' Holmes, Jr. ( Thomas Dresser, ° Eb- 
enezer,^ Ebenezer,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,'' George"). Born 
in Providence, R. I., Feb. 14, 1839, and is now (1906) living in 
Barrington, 11. I. 

He married, Nov. 18, 1870, Freelove Tift Wilbur ,, born in 
Smithfield, now Lincoln, R. I., Aug. 18, 1849, daughter of Martin 
Brown and Mary Ann Jenckes (Harris) Wilbur. 


Mr. Holmes, when in Providence, was a dealer in building ma- 
terial, but is now living in Barrington, and is President of the Town 

Children, all but the first born in Providence : 

I. Olive Brown,^ b. in Smithfield, now Lincoln, R. I., July 16, 
1871 ; m. in Barrington, Aug. 24, 1891, George Howard 
Smith, a traveling salesman, b. in Barrington, July 23, 1867, 
son of George Lemis and Adelaide E. (Peck) Smith. Ch. : 

1. Mildred Remington Smith, b. Providence, July 15, 1893. 

2. Leivis Boswortk Smith, b. Drownville, R. I., Nov. 6, 1895 ; 
d. Dec. 23, 1895. 3. Harold Holmes Smith, b. Barrington, 
Nov. 6, 1897. 4. Edward Manf.on Smith, b. Barrington, Nov. 
17, 1901. 

298. II. Thomas Dresser 3d, b. Aug. 21, 1872. 

III. Edward Mantox, b. Nov, 27, 1873; unm. (1905). 

IV. Freelove Jenckes (female), b. Nov. 1, 1882: unm. (1905). 

V. Charles Wilbur, b. May 27, 1885; unm. (1905). 


John Jenckes' Holmes (Thomas Dresser,'^ Ebenezer^^ 
Eheneze7\* Jehoshaphat,^ J^athaniel,^ George^). Born in Smith- 
field, now Lincoln, R. I., Jan. 28, 1842, and is now (1906) living 
in Providence, R. I. 

He married in Providence, Jan. 28, 1867, Ellen Augusta 
Howe, born in Providence, Aug. 5, 1843, daughter of Noah and 
Abby Ann (Stewart) Howe. 

Mr. Holmes Avas in the Civil War; enlisted May 26, 1862, in 
the 10th R. I. Vol's. 

Children, all born in Providence : 

I. Alice Stewart,* b. June 8, 1865. 

II. Hannah Jenckes, b. Sept. 7, 1870; m. in Barrington, R. I., 

July 31, 1893, Warren Dean Kent, b. Providence, July 16, 
1809, son of George Emerson and Mary Elizabeth Kent. 
Two ch., both b. in Providence: 1. Hannah Jenckes Holmes 
Kent, b. July 26, 1894. 2. Elizabeth Stuart Kent, b. Oct. 22, 

III. Abby Elvira, b. Apr. 9, 1872; m. in Barrington, Oct. 26, 

1892, Walter Tillinghast Anthony, b. Providence, 
Sept. 3, 1871, son of Charles FoUen and Harriet (Aspinwall) 
Anthony. Ch. : 1. Helen Tillinghast Anthony, b. Providence, 
May 21, 1893. 2. Sidney Steivart Anthony, b. Providence, 
Apr. 11, 1899. 3. Stewart Holmes Anthony, b. Manchester, 
N. H., Aug. 17, 1904. 

IV. John Jenckes, Jr., b. Sept. 14, 1875. 

V. Elizabeth Cushing, b. May 29, 1878. 

VI. Howard Stewart, b. Apr. 1, 1884. 



Lemuel Albert' Holmes {Lemuel, Jr.,^ Lemuel,^ Ehene- 
zer,* JehosJwphat,'^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Pomfret, 
Conn., Dec. 29, 1824, and died in Stockton, California, Sept. 8, 

He never married. He went to California and became editor of 
the Mariposa Gazette, a paper that was fifty-three years old in 1906. 
Some claim Mr. Holmes discovered the big trees in Mariposa Val- 
ley, but inquiry gives reply that they were first found by a hunter 
named R. H. Oofo- in 1855. 



LiVician Mchols' Holmes {Lemuel, Jr.,^ Lemuel,'' Eben- 
ezer,* Jehoshaphat,'^ Nathaniel,^ George^^. Born in Pomfret, 
Conn., Sept. 1, 1827, and died there, Apr. 24, 1898. 

He married in Warwick, R. I., Sept. 19, 1858, Mary J. 
Spencer, born Mar. 15, 1835, in Warwick, died in Pomfret, 
Oct. 20, 1901, daughter of Joseph and Lucy Ann (Nichols) 

Lucian N. Holmes was a farmer, and always resided on the Eben- 
ezer part of the original Jehoshaphat farm, where all his children 
were born. 

Children : 

I. Marion Spencer,^ b. Jan. 21, 1860; d. in Pomfret, July 1, 

1887; m. in Warwick, R. L, Aug. 13, 1879, Edward 
Walter Bassett, b. in Brooklyn, Conn., Nov. 1, 1855, son 
of Henry Dvvight and Alsaida M, (Philips) Bassett. Chil- 
dren, all born in Pomfret : 1. Marion Holmes Bassett, b. 
Aug. 3, 1880. 2. Robert Winslow Bassett, b. May 21, 1882. 
3. Lucian Nichols Bassett, b. Apr. 14, 1884. 4. Eleanor 
Louise Bassett, b. Sept. 9, 1886. 

II. Lucr Nichols, b. Oct. 31, 1862; d. Oct. 14, 1863. 

III. Carrie, b. Oct. 31, 1862; d. Nov. 11, 1862. 

IV. Lucy Nichols, b. July 25, 1864; is a trained nurse by pro- 

fession, and has a responsible position in the Private School 
for Boys at Pomfret, having about one hundred and twenty 
boys under her charge, physically. 
299. V. PIenry Perrin, b. Nov. 6, 1871. 

VI. Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 30, 1874; m. in Pomfret, Nov. 2, 
1898, Frank Toavne of Woodstock, Conn., b. in Thompson, 
Conn., Dec. 10, 1874, son of Franklin and Luanne (Robbins) 
Towne. They live on the Nathaniel part of the original 
Jehoshaphat farm, and it was on this site that Jehoshaphat 
(11) had his dwelling. Three children: 1. Rhodes Holmes 
Towne, b. Jan. 21, 1900. 2. Marjorie, b. Apr. 6, 1905. 3. 
^lai-y, b. Mar. 22, 1907. 



George' Holmes {Daniel Faulkner' Perley,^ Ebenezer,* 
Jehoshaphat,^ J^athaniel,^ Gtorge^'). Shoemaker. Born in Stur- 
bridge, Sept. 28, 1828, and died there of consumption, Apr. 29, 

He married in Leicester, Aug. 12, 1851, Eliza Aim Biirr, 
born in Rockbottom (now Gleasondale), Sept. 12, 1834, and is 
now (1906) living in West Somerville, daughter of Ephraim and 
Celia Ann (Babbitt) Burr. She married, second, in Brookfield 
(by whom she had one child), George Andrew Jaynes, born in 
Sturbridge in 1840, son of Dexter and Rhoda C. Jaynes. 

George Holmes lived in Charlton in 1843, and in Sturbridg^e and 
Brookfield after marriage. 

One child : 

Charles Franklix Holmes,^ b. Sturbridge, Jan., 1852 ; d. 
there, June 1, 1852. 


Daniel Hiel' Holmes {Daniel Faidhaer,^ Perleij," Ehen- 
ezer," Jehoshaphat,^ JS^athaniel* George^). Farmer. Usually 
called Hiel. Born in Sturbridge, July 11, 1842, and is now (1906) 
living in Brookfield. 

He married in Palmer, April 13, 1864, Delia Ann Upliam, 
born in Brimfield, March 12, 1844, daughter of AVashington and 
Lydia (Charles) Upham. 

Children, both born in Sturbridge : 

I. Jennie Persis,^ b. Aug. 22, 1868 ; m. iu West Brookfield, 

Oct. 21, 1901, Martin Hexry White, b. in Hinsdale, Nov. 
27, 1858, son of Simon Huntington and Sarah (Starkey) 
White. Children, both born in Springfield: 1. Sarah 
Huntington White, b. Dec. 3, 1902. 2. Abbie Holmes White, 
b. Mar. 30, 1904. 

II. Abbie Olive, b. Jan. 15, 1871 ; m. in Brookfield, June 24, 

1896, Joux Gray, Jr., b. in Enfield, July 1, 1867, now 
(1906) living in Hinsdale, sou of John and Ann (Cordner) 
Gray, ChUdren : 1. Harold, b. in Hinsdale, Dec. 12, 1897 ; 
d. there, Jan. 29, 1898. 2. Donald, b. in Pittsfield, Feb. 15, 
1899; d. there, Apr. 24, 1901. 


Alfred Ely* Holmes {George,'' Wilson,' Perleij," Ebenezer,* 
Jehoshaphat,^ jVathaniel,^ George*). Born in Monson, May 2, 
1835, and died in Southbridge, Feb. 18, 1888, of jaundice. 

He married in Southbridge, Sept. 8, 1859, Sarah Remington, 
born in Sturbridge, March 18, 1841, died in Springfield, April 3, 
1894, daughter of Thomas and Mercy J. Remington. 


Mr. Holmes was a spectacle maker. Jan. 5, 1856, he bought, 
in Southbridge, of his brother-in-law, Lorenzo Morton, one half of 
a house, barn and land. 

One child : 

Ida Lilliax,^ b. in Springfield, Apr. 10, 1868; now (1907) 
living there, unmarried. 


Charles^ Holmes {Lemuel Leonard^^ Perley,^ Ehenezer* 
Jehoshaphat,^ J^athaniel,^ George^). Born in Sturbridge, Aug. 7, 
1834, and died in East Bridgewater, June 30, 1883. 

He married in East Bridgewater, June 23, 1874, Harriet 
Elizabeth Allen, born in East Bridgewater, Oct. 6, 1850, and 
now living in Newton Highlands, daughter of Sidney and Elizabeth 
Bradford (Hay ward) Allen. 

Charles Holmes was a successful machinist. He entered a ma- 
chine shop in Sturbridge at fifteen, and earned enough to carry him 
through Monson Academy. After marriage he and his wife lived 
in Dorchester until 1882, when they went to Florida, mainly to 
save the life of their daughter, but the trip proved to be the cause 
of the death of the father, for he contracted malaria, and died at 
the home of his wife's mother in East Bridgewater a short time 
after his return north. 

He started a machine business in Boston in 1864 under the 
name of the Charles Holmes Machine Co., which has been run 
continuously ever since, and is now a stock company, situated in an 
advantageous location in East Boston and managed by his son, 
Merton (300). 

Children, all born in the Dorchester District of Boston : 

300. I. Merton Austin,^ b. June 5, 1875. 

II. Lena Bradford, b. Jan. 18, 1879. 

III. Arthur Percy, b. May 9, 1880; d. in Dorchester, of pneu- 

monia, Sept. 7, 1881. 


Frederic^ Holmes {Lemuel Leonard,^ Perley,^ Ehenezer* 
Jekoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Sturbridge, Feb. 
8, 1843, and is now living on the place formei'ly belonging to his 
father, and is a prosperous farmer. 

He married (first) in Sturbridge, April 27, 1871, Chloe Tyler 
Plympton, born in Sturbridge, Dec. 15, 1843, and died there, 
of bronchitis, Jan. 15, 1892. 

He married (second) May 2, 1893, Phila H. Parkman, born 
in North Brookfield( ?), daughter of Charles and Caroline Clark 
(Shummay) Parkman. Mr. Holmes served his country in the 
civil war. 


Children, all born in Sturbridge : 

I. Frederic Plympto.v,^ b. May 21, 1872 ; d. Sept. 12, 1872. 

II. Lemuel Lewis, b. Jan. 23, 1874; d. Aug. 14, 1874. 

III. Florence Mabel, b. May 12, 1881. 

IV. Edna Caroline, b. Feb. 8, 1894. 

V. Bertha Eleanor, b. Mar. 21, 1898. 


Francis EdAvard' Holmes {Leiimel Leonard,* Perley,^ 
Ebenezer,* Jehoshajjhat,^ N^nthaniel,^ George^). Born in Stur- 
bridge, Feb. 20, 1845, and died in Hyde Park, Oct. 20, 1882. 

He married in Boston, Dec. 24, 1871, Amelia Hutchinson, 
born in Bangor, Me., daughter of Daniel and Rebecca Hutchinson. 

Mr. Holmes was a machinist. After his death his wife took her 
children and went to Chicago, where all trace of them is lost. 

Children, all born in Boston? 

I. Frank Ernest,^ b. Oct. 4, 1872. 
iL Alice Louise, b. Mar. 23, 1875. 
III. Grace, b. Jan. 16, 1879. 


David Alfred' Holmes {Leivis," Alfred,' Ehenezer,* Je- 
hoshaj)hat,^ 2^athanieJ,* George^). Born in Putnam, Conn., 
April 4, 1843. 

He married in Highland Park, 111., May 17, 1871, 3Iary Cham- 
pion Allen, born in Ypsilanti, Mich., March 9, 1843, daughter 
of Joseph Cutler and Lucy Tilden (Champion) Allen. 

Mr. Holmes studied medicine but never practiced. He was in 
the Civil War; was in the P. O. Dep't in Washington, D. C, for 
sixteen years. He was in Colorado in 1883 and was a merchant 
in Chicago for a while. Is now prominent in the city of Highland 
Park, 111., where he has held many positions of trust. 

One child : 

Edith Alice,' b. Highland Park, Sept. 1, 1873. Unmarried 


Edward Anjnistns' Holmes {Harvey,* Alfred,"" Ehen- 
ezer,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Harmony, 
Wisconsin, April 26, 1841, and is now living in Milton, two and 
one half miles away, and is proprietor of a general store. 

He married in Darien, Wisconsin, Oct. 20, 1869, Alice C* 

•Has no middle name, she uses the letter C. 












Wilkins, born in Darien, April 12, 1847, daughter of Joseph 
Rushing' and Celestia (Johnson) Wilkins. 
Children, all born in Harmony, Wisconsin : 

Harvey Edward,^ b. Jidy 31, 1870. 

David Alfred, b. Dec. 27, 1872. 

Helen Frances, b. Sept. 28, 1874; m. in Milton, July 23, 
1896, Francis Asbury Root, b. iu Trenton, Wise, July 
4, 1866, son of Lyman, and Ellen J. (Buck) Root; No oh. 

Walter Scott, b. Mar. 12, 1876. 

James Pitt, b. Sept. 7, 1878. 

Paul Allen, b. Nov. 20, 1880, d. in Milton, Wise, Dec. 25, 
VII. Sarah Alice, b. Sept. 9, 1882. 


Nathaniel Fisli^ Holmes (/>•«,* John," George,'^ John,* 
John^ George^). Born in Colchester, Conn., Feb. 21, 1805, and 
died in East Haddam, Conn., Mar. 4, 1883, suddenly, of a heart 

He married in East Haddam ( ?) in 1836 ( ?) . Sarah Strana- 
han, born in 1808, died of consumption, in East Haddam, Dec 
17, 1873, daughter of James and (Gates) Stranahan. 

Mr. Holmes was a teacher and a farmer and resided in East Had- 

One child : 

Mart Isabel,^ b. in 1837, d. iu E. Haddam in winter of 1869- 
70. She m. about 1860, Joseph E. Selden, b. 1832, d. 
Jan. 27, 1894. One ch., Francis Holmes Selden, b. May 2, 
1861, d. Feb. 2, 1882. 


John Ratlibone' Holmes (/m,* John,'' George,^ John,^ 
John,^ George^). Born in Colchester, Conn., Aug. 29, 1810, and 
died in Cranbury, N. J., March 7, 1894, of a heart trouble. 

He married in Cranbury, Oct. 11. 1885, Isabella Amelia 
McChesney, born in Cranbury, Sept. 29, 1812, and died there, 
Jan. 24, 1899, from the effects of a clot of blood on the brain, 
daughter of Judge Joseph and Sarah (Powell) McChesney. 

Mr. Holmes kept a large grocery store and afterwards was a 
manufacturer of pins. He was captain of the Cranbury Grenadiers. 
He was a magnificent looking man and a perfect gentleman. 

One child. 

305. John Calvin,® b. in Cranbury, N. J., Jan. 1 1, 1842, d. Aug. 21, 




Ira Wilson^ Holmes (/m/ Jolin,^ George,* John,^ John,* 
George^). A farmer by vocation. Born in that part of Colches- 
ter that is now Salem, Conn., Oct. 31, 1813, and died in Colchester, 
April 15, 1896. He went to bed in his usual health and died be- 
fore morning. 

He married in Colchester, Sept. 18, 1843, Clarissa Almira 
Carrier, born in Colchester, May 9, 1820, and died there of 
Bright's Disease, Oct. 14, 1885, daughter of Ozen and Emily 
(Loomis) Carrier. 

Mr. Holmes was many years a deacon in the Baptist Church, 
held many town offices and represented Colchester in the Legisla- 
ture in the years 1877 and 1878. His uncle Joshua R. of Virginia 
willed him three hundred dollars. None of Mr. Holmes' bi'others 
were thus remembered. 

One child : 

Clarissa Jennie,^ b. in Colchester, Sept. 6, 1849, and now 
(1907) living in New Loudon, Conn., unmarried. 


Francis Howard" Holmes (/r«,* John,^ George,* John,'' 
John,'' George^). Born in Colchester, Conn., Jan. 28, 1816, and 
died in New York City, of a fever ; date not ascertained. 

He married in Jamesburg?, N. J., Mary Freeman Gulick. 

Mr. Holmes was a wholesale merchant, afterwards a railroad 
president and later a glass manufacturer. 

The whole fomily rest in a tomb built by Mr. Holmes in James- 
burg, N. J. 

Children, all born in Jamesburg, N. J. : 

I. Agnes,8 b. 1842, d. Apr. 16, 1859. 

II. Harvey Horton, b. 1845, d. in ^Yashington, N. J., in 1863. 
ni. Rachel Frances, b. 1847 ?, d. in Washington, N. J., in 1879 ; 

m. Daniel Martin. Three ch. 1. Harry. 2. Bray. 
3. Agnes. 


Calvin Bacon' Holmes {Ira," John,* George,* John,' 
John,'' George^). A merchant in Colchester, Conn., where he was 
born May 2, 1818, and died there, June 19, 1905, of old age. 

He married in Colchester, May 17, 1843, Adaline Saunders, 
born in Hebron, Conn., Sept. 30, 1821, (now (1907) living in 
New London, Conn., with her daughter, Mrs. Reed), daughter of 
George and Eliza Saunders. 


Children, all born in Colchester : 

306. I. Henry Calvin,« b. Oct. 10, 1847. 

II. Isabella Adeline, b. Jan. 11, 1850, cl. in New London, Feb. 

12, 1884; m. in Colchester, as his second wife, Sept. 3, 1874, 
Cortland E. Beckavith of NeAv London, from whom soon 
obtained a divorce. No children. 

III. Mary Freeman, b. May 10, 1852; m. in New London, Oct. 

23, 1900, Capt. Bliss' Reed, who d. Jan. 12, 1907. No 


Levi' Holmes (James,^ James," John/ John,' John,* 
George^ ) . Born in Salisbury, Conn., Dec. 31, 1783, date of death 
not ascertained. 

He married in Salisbury ( ?) Phebe Adams, born in New Marl- 
boro, Mass., June 10, 1791 ; and died Sept. 19, 1884. (Adams 
Gen. p. 133.) No record of children obtained. 


Eber' Holmes {Ezra,' James,' John,* John,^ John,' 
George^). Born in Salisbury, Conn., July 7, 1792, and died in 
Sandusky, N. Y., June 5, 1866, of a heart trouble. 

He married in York, N. Y., in 1813, Hannah Bnllock, born 
about 1790, died about 1866. 

In York, Eber had a saw mill, afterwards a grist mill, then an 
" ashery," where he boiled down the lye to make potash, which he 
shipped to Buffalo. Some of it he baked and made into pearl ash 
and saleratus. He also had a general store, supplied by his own 
teams, which hauled potash products one way and store goods the 
other way. He had large barns for hay and grain, a horse barn, 
a cow barn, a grist mill, a saw mill, his own dwelling house and a 
store. He was a surveyor and received twenty shillings a day for 
his work. He was a Justice of the Peace and had a law office where 
he held courts. He had only one eye, the other having been acci- 
dentaly destroyed at five years of age while playing in a blacksmith 
shop. The latter part of his life he lived in Sandusky, N. Y. 

Children, all born in York, N. Y., except the last two : 

307. 1. Myron,8 b. Feb. 18, 1815 ; d. Apr. 2, 1893. 

308. Ti. MiLO, b. Jan. 19, 1817 ; d. Mar. 25, 1873. 

III. Julia, b. July 20, 1820, now (1907) living in Sandusky with her 
daughter Ida. Even at her advanced age she is one of the 
most prompt, efficient and reliable of correspondents, and 
it was through her, alone, that the record of Eber and his 
family was obtainable. She m. (1) in Sandusky, Nov. 19, 
1837, Lyman Spencer Crowell, b. Aug. 30, 1814, son of 
Lot and Tamizen (Rice) Crowell. She m. (2) in Sandusky, 
Feb. 14, 1858, John Payson Steele, son of John and Mela- 


tiah (Gregory) Steele. Ch., all b. in Sandusky, N. Y. : 1. Mary- 
ette Crowell, b. July 7, 1839 ; m. at Oronoco, Minn., Aug. 10, 
1858, Dor man Joel Bascomb. Ch., all b. in Oronoco : i. Minnie 
Luella Bascomb, b. Apr. 11, 18G1 ; m. Apr. 12, 189U, Charles 
li. Hatson. ii. Millie Winifred Bascomb, b. May 13, 1863; 
m. Oct. 13, 1886, Hamlin H. McCray.* iii. Burton Dorman 
Bascomb, b. Ai^r. 4, 1868 ; m. Sept. 6, 1905, Nellie B. Kueen. 
IV. Teresa Aleath Bascomb, b. June 14, 1870. v. Ja}^, b. 
June 23, 1880. 2. Lyman Henry Croioell, b. July 21, 1841 ; 
d. Apr. 22, 1863. 3. Joseph Ramsdell Crowell,h. Mar. 20, 
1844, d. in Clark, So. Dakota, Apr. 22, 1891; m. Dec. 25, 
1889, Josephine T. Losky. Mr. Crowell was in the Civil "War 
and was wounded at the Battle of Lookout Mouutain. 4. 
Murllia Adelaide Crowell, b. May 20, 1849 ; m. at Lake City, 
Minn., Dec. 30, 1870, Courtland Ezra Heivitt. Ch. : i. Willie 
Ezra Hewitt, b. at Lake City, May 22, 1872, d. at Oronoco, 
Minn., Dec. 26, 1905. ii. Lulu May Hewitt, b. Mar. 30, 
1874; m. Sept. 11, 1895, Merritt E. Nichols.} iii. Leroy 
Spencer Hewitt, b. Apr. 17, 1876, at Oronoco, d. May 15, 
1897. IV. Mattie Florilla Hewitt, b. May 16, 1880. v. 
Erwin Joseph Hewitt, b. July 21, 1884. vi. Ella Maryette 
Hewitt, b. Sept. 8, 1889. 5. Frank R. Crowell, b. Apr. 19, 
1853 ; lives in Keefer, Indian Territory, and manufactures 
oil tanks ; he m. Ella Sparks ; two ch., .Josephine and Frank. 
6. Ida May Steele, b. in 1861 ; is married and has two ch., but 
says she is too busv to write. 7. Roscoe J. Steele^ b. Oct. 15, 
1862, d. Feb. 17, 1905. 

IV. \ Hannah, b. July 28, 1822, d. in Sandusky, July 8, 1855, m. 

(1) Samuel Fish, by whom she had one ch., Eber Fish. She 
m. (2) Charles Wesley Rogers, one ch., William Rogers. 

V. Maktha, b. May 21, 1826, d. in Sandusky, Mar. 6, 1901; m. 

(1) Jacob Wilson, by whom she had one male ch. She m. 

(2) William Hall, who d. in June, 1901. 

VI. Maky, b. in Sandusky, June 5, 1828, d. there July 5, 1873 ; m. 

Clauk Rich. Ch. : 1. Myron Lafayette, d. at age of four- 
teen. 2. Willard, now living in the South. 8. Jennie, m. and 
lives in the West. 

VII. Daniel, b. in Sandusky, Apr. 30, 1830, d. May 9, 1830. 


Lester' Holnie.s {Ezm,^ James,^ John,* John,' John,' 
George^). Born in Winchester, Conn., Dec. 31, 1794, and died 
in Rochester, iSIinn., May 20, 1878. 

He married about 1820, in York?, X. Y., Mary Elizabeth 
Bradiier, and settled in Connewango, N. Y. 

He was a tanner and currier and went to Waupun, Wisconsin, 
about 1840, and afterwards moved to Kochester, ^linn. 

* The McCu;VY ch. are: Dorman Bascomb, b. at Ovid, Penii., Sept. 24, 1894, and 
Lyle Hamlin, b. at Pine Island. Minn., Apr. 20, 1897. 

tThe Nichols ch. are: 1. Walter E., b. Jan. 3, 1898. 2. Hazel May, b. Dec. 10, 
1899. 3. Carl Melvin, b. Aug. 18, 1905. 













Children, all born in Connewango, N. Y. : 

WILLIA3I E.8, b. Dec. 20, 1821, d. Feb. 1, 1899. 

Henry, b. July 28, 1823, d. Apr. 22, 1859. 

Benjamin Franklin, b. Sept. 15, 1825, d. May 24, 1906. 

George, b. Apr. 26, 1827, d. Aug. 24, 1888. 

Charles, b. Aug. 9, 1829, d. Apr. 17, 1874. 

Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4, 1831, d. in Luverne, Minn., 
May 3, 1902 ; m. in Waupun, Wis., Dec. 25, 1854, James 
FoRDYCE Canfield. Two ch. : 1. Edwin K, h. Dec. 27, 
1855, now residing at Luverne, and is prominent. 2. Arthur 
Leslie, b. Westfield, Wis., Feb. 4, 1859, d. at Jackson, Minn., 
in June, 1871. 
vii. Frances Augusta, b. Dec. 27, 1832, d. in Pierce Co., Wise, 
in 1885 ; m. a Mr. Whiting. Three ch. : 1. James F. 2. 
Cora, m. a 3Ir. Laurier ? 3. Harry Hall. 
314. vm. Edavin, b. Sept. 15, 1835, d. Aug. 17, 1903. 

IX. Jane Sophia, b. Dec. 11, 1836, d. in Detroit, IVlich., Jan. 8, 

1878 ; m. Warren Bradley. 

X. Laura Maria, b. May 10, 1840, d. in Waupun, Wis., June 

25, 1865 ; m. Edavin Eravin (now dead). Two ch. : 1. Gil- 
bert Incin. 2. Edtvin Irwin. 


Ezra^ Holmes (Ezra,^ James,^ John,* John,^ John,^ 
George^). Born in Winchester, Conn., Nov. 15, 1798, and died 
in Kirtland, Ohio, Sept. 16, 1861, of typhoid fever. 

He married (first) in York, N. Y., March 20, 1824, 3Iaria 
Ann Pelton, born in York, July 5, 1800, died in Kirtland, Ohio, 
July 30, 18o7, daughter of Ebenezer and Prudence (Bugard) 

He married (second) in Kirtland, Nov. 26, 1837, Maria Ann 
Peters, niece to his first wife, born in York (?), N. Y., Dec. 19, 

1814, and died in Kirtland, March 25, 1885, daughter of 

and Jane (Pelton) Peters and granddaughter of Ebenezer Pelton. 

Ezra left Winchester when a boy of thirteen, and went with his 
father to York, Livingston Co., N. Y. In 1831 he moved to Kirt- 
land, Ohio. He was a man of sterling integrity and good citizen- 
ship ; just, generous, free from malice, and always speakin^ kindly 
of and to all. 

Children, the first five born in York, N. Y., the others born in 
Kirtland, Ohio : 

I. Frances Abigail,^ b. Jan. 1, 1825 ; d. in Fond du Lac, Wis., 

Jan. 21, 1860; m. her cousiu, Williaji Ezra Holmes 

II. Cornelia C,* b. June 26, 1826 ; now living in Painesville, 

Ohio ; m. in Willoughby, Ohio, June 18, 1848, Derrick J. 

♦ Has no middle name. She uses just the mitial C. 


Laxsing, b. in Laosingbiirgh, N. Y., July 30, 182G, now 
living in Painosville, son of Jacob and Eliza (Rutherford) 
Lansing. Children: ]. Maria Grace, b. in Willoughby, 
Apr. 6, 1849 ; m. in Painesville, Feb. 8, 18GS, R. P. Dewey; 
three ch. 2. Elizabeth Hester, b. in Willoughby, Mar. 25, 
1851; m. (1) Oct. 28,1868, Homer Lockwood ; m. (2) 
William Lockwood ; one ch. ; not living. 3. Jane Eliza, b. 
in Claj'ton, Mich., Jan. 2b, 1853 ; m. Apr. 14, 1874, Alfred 
T. Perry ; four ch. ; two living. 4. James Ezra, b. in 
Clayton, Oct. 18, 1855; d. Aug. 9, 1856. 5. Anna Louisa, 
b. in Clayton, Mar. 17, 1857 ; m. Oct. 20, 1891, Edward L. 
Wilbur; no ch. 6. Cornelia Mary, b. in Mentor, Ohio, 
Sept. 24, 1859; d. Mar. 16, 1874. 7. Charles Derrick, b. 
in Mentor, July 4, 1861 ; m. Dec. 20, 1883, Jennie E. Slowe ; 
seven ch. 8. Alida Carrie, b. Mentor, June 30, 1863 ; m. 
Mar. 25, 1885 ; one ch. 9. William Holmes Lansing, b. in 
Mentor, Mar. 6, 1865 ; m. Nov. 24, 1886, Nellie Siockwell ; 
four ch. 10. Edna Earle, b. in Painesville, Nov. 3, 1868 ; 
m. Mar. 4, 1891 ; no ch. 

III. Mary Jaxe, b. Jan. 28, 1828; now residing in Tacoma, 

Wash. ; m. Oct. 24, 1849, Garret Coxover Ivixs, a 
farmer, b. in Monmouth Co., N. J., Sept. 11, 1820; d. in 
Vinelaud, N. J., Jan. 7, 1892, son of James and Mary 
Schenck (Conover) Ivins. Children, both born in Kirtland, 
Ohio: 1. Mary Anna, b. Mar. 15, 1855; d. in Olympia, 
Wash., Feb. 14, 1902 ; m. in Vineland, N. J., Feb. 6, 1889, 
Henry Stehbins ; one dau. (living). 2. Flora Maria, b. Oct. 
25, 1859; m. in Vineland, Nov. 26, 1884, Frank Terkes ; 
four ch. (all living). 

IV. Sarah, b. Aug. 18, 1829; now living in Rochester, N. Y. ; 

m. in Kirtland, Aug. 30, 1849, Ltmax Hekvet Cowdert, 
a station agent, b. in LeRoy, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1836, d. in 
Rochester, N. Y., Mar. 24, 1906, son of Warren A. and 
Patience (Simons) Cowdery. Children: 1. Harriet Maria 
Cotcdery, b. in Kirtland, O., July 12, 1851 ; m. in Perry, 0., 
July 12, 1869, John Johnson Barrows ; three ch. 2. Warren 
Henley Cowdery, b. in Perry, O., May 21, 1853 ; m. in 
Saybrook, O., Sept. 21, ISHS, Harriet Ive/ley ; five ch. 3, 
Grace Patience Cowdery, b. Margaretta, O., Jan. 16, 1855; 
d. in Cleveland, O., Sept. 10, 1900 ; m. in Perry, O., May 10, 
1875, Orestes Creder Pinney ; four ch. 4. George Holmes 
Cowdery, b. in Mentor, 0., Jan. 23, 1857; m. in Geneva, 
O., Jan. 14, 1888, Ella Maria Sanford ; two ch. 5. Frank 
Marcellus Cowdery, b. Mentor, Feb. 1, 1859 ; m. in Cleve- 
land, 1889, Emma Spooner ; four ch, 6. Arthur Howard 
Cowdery, b. Perry, May 16, ; single. 7. Laura Cow- 
dery, b. Perry ; m. there. Jay Cook Goddard. 8. Clarence 
Clayton Cotcdery, b. Perry ; single. 

V. Ann Maria, b. Sept. 24, 1830; d. of a heart trouble in Wil- 

loughby, Ohio, Nov. 5, 1891 ; m. in Kirtland, Ohio, Nov. 10, 
1858, Asa Cottrell, a wagon builder, b. in Willoughby, 
Mar. 8, 1827, son of John and Betsey (Presley) Cottrell. 


Children, both born in Willoughby : 1. Clayton dishing 
Cotlrell, b. Sept. 23, 1859 ; m. in London, Canada, Sept. 14, 
1891, Margaret Jane Gorfat; four ch. 2. Lizzie Belle, b. 
June 14, 1867 ; now living in New York City ; m. in Wil- 
loughby, Apr. 28, 1892, Allen Blakeslee Abell, sou of Mark 
and Elizabeth Foote (Taylor) Abell. One child, Gertrude 
Loverne Abell, b. in AVilloughby, O., July 7, 1894. 

315. VI. George Peeton, b. Oct. 7, 1832 ; d. Jan. 27, 1904. 

316. VII. Andrew Jackson, b. Aug. 18, 1834. 

317. VIII. Ezra, Jr., b. Jan. 4, 1836. 

IX. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Aug. 7, 1838 ; d. Sept. 28, 1839. 

318. X. Hiram Albert, b. Mar. 10, 1840; d. April, 1904. 

319. XI. William Lester, b. Nov. 9, 1841. 

XII. Martha Elizabeth, b. Mar. 17, 1843 ; d. in Painesville, 

O., Sept. 6, 1870 ; m. in Kirtland, O., Oct. 7, 1869, Chris- 
topher CoLSON ViALL, b. in Willoughby, O., Nov. 28, 
1844, d. in Painesville, Oct. 18, 1905, son of Geoi-ge Rennett 
and Emily (Colson) Viall. Mr. Viall m. (2) Nov. 10, 1880, 
Ada E. Osborn, by whom he had six children, two of whom 
are living. 

XIII. Harriet Grace, b. Jan. 20, 1845 ; d. Oct. 28, 1845. 

XIV. Adriana Grace, b. Dec. 15, 1846; d. Sept. 19, 1847. 

320. XV. Arthur Horace, b. Sept. 8, 1848. 

XVI. Ella D., b. May 22, 1850; d. Jan. 11, 1852. 

XVII. Clarence M., b. Apr. 30, 1854; d. Sept. 28, 1854. 

XVIII. IvA Ellen, b. Nov. 5, 1858 ; now living in Philadelphia. 

She m. (1) in Willoughby, O., June 1, 1885, John O. 
McCabe, b. in Canada, Sept. 22, 1858; d. in Denver, Col., 
Dec. 30, 1889. She m. (2) in New York City, Mar. 9, 
1896, Cortland H. Van Rensselaer, b. in New Orleans, 
Nov. 7, 1864, son of Henry and Amelia (Hahn) Van 


Daiiier Holmes {Ezra,^ James,^ John,* Jolin,^ John^^ 
George^). Born in Winchester, Conn., Aug. 27, 1804, and died 
in York, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1882, of paralysis. 

He married (first), in York, about 1829, Sophia Stebbins, 
born in York, Jan. 15, 1808, and died there March 11, 1846, of 
a lung trouble, daughter of Sylvester and Elizabeth (D welly) 

He married (second), in Pike, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1848, Sally Ann 
Newconib, born in Pike, Aug. 22, 1818, died in Le Roy, N. Y., 
March 20, 1893, daughter of Salmon and Abigail (Finch) New- 

Mr. Holmes was a good farmer and had a large farm in Pike, 
on to which lie moved about 1850, but eventually returned to York. 
He was known to be a very kind man in his family. 

* Mrs. Newcomb ra. (2) Timothy Rockwell, ■which gave rise to the idea among 
some of the relatives that Dauiel Holmes' second wife was a Rockwell. 


Children, all born in York, N. Y., except George : 

I. Harkiet Sophia,^ b. Mar. 31, 1831, d. in AVilloughby, Ohio, 

June 2, 1869, of consumption. She m. in ]\rentor, Ohio, Jan. 
28, 1856, Samuel Welch Smart, a banker, b. in Meiton, 
England, Jan. 26, 1830, d. in "Willoughby, Aug. 20, 11)04, bou 
of Samuel and Mary ( Welch) Smart. Ch., all Willoughby : 
1. Samuel Holmes Smart, b. Nov. 19, 1858; m. in Cleveland, 
Ohio, June 30, 1887, Maud Hoyh'; three sons, one dau. 2. 
3Iary Eliza Smart, b. Aug. 16, 1860 ; unra. 3. Carlos Steb- 
hins Smart, b. Feb. 27, 1862; m. in Willoughby, Jan. 26, 
1888, Augusta Wicker ; one dau. 4. Franklin Harram Smart, 
b. May 22, 1865; m. in Willoughby, June 28, 1893, Benri- 
etta Brown; two ch. 

II. Ezra Daxiel, b. Jan. 22, 1835, d. in April, 1847. 

III. William E., b. Nov. 21, 1840, d. in Genesee, K Y., in 1900; 


IV. Mary Elizabeth, b. June 28, 1845, d. in Pike, N. Y., Oct. 

10, 1899 ; m. in York, Dec. 25, 1872, JoHx Fkaxcina Spen- 
cer, a farmer, b. in Pike, May 25, 1845, son of John and 
Martha (Putnam) Spencer. Ch., all b. in Pike : 1. Sylves- 
ter Slebbens Spencer, b. Oct. 2, 1873; m. in Pike, June 21, 
1903, May Neiccomb ; two ch., Herbert and Ralph. 2. Mary 
Alice Spencer, b. Nov. 13, 1874, d. in Pike, Apr. 8, 1875. 
3. A female child, b. Dec. 28, 1875, d. Dec. 30, 1875. 4. 
Arthur Bradley Spencer, b. Mar. 9, 1877, d. in Hume, N. Y., 
Jan. 21, 1903; m. Alta B. Chambei-lain ; one ch., Marie. 5. 
Sidney John Spencer, b. Nov. 14, 1879, d. in Pike, Feb. 28, 

V. Frank, b. Oct. 9, 1848, d. Mar. 9, 1864. 

VI. Anna Jane, b. Apr. 23, 1850; m. in York, Oct. 9, 1871, 

Frederic Charles Rantz, b. Oct. 10, 1848, son of Charles 
Henry and Mary Guspadel Rantz. Ch., all b. in Le Roy, 
N. Y.: 1. Frank Albert Rantz, b. Oct. 1, 1872 ; m. in New 
Milford, Conn., June 3, 1898, Carrie Levy ; onech. 2. Ernest 
Elmore Rantz, b. Oct. 7, 1874 ; m. in Orange, N. J., in June, 
1902, Mabel McMillan. 3. Heppie Wilson Rantz, b. Nov. 5, 

VII. George, b. in Ohio, Oct. 10, 1854, a portrait painter, now liv- 

ing in Kansas City. 


Harry' Holmes {Ezra,^ James,' John,* John,' John,' 
George^). Born in Winchester, Conn., Sept. 21, 1807, and died 
in Mentor, Ohio, April 13, 1875, of a lung trouble. 

He married (first), in York, N. Y., in 1830, Sally Blossom, 
born in 1811, and died in Mentor, June 3, 1837. 

He married (second), in Mentor, in 1840, Rlioda (Pronty) 
Corning, born in Keene, N. H., in 1802, died in Mentor, March 
25, 1881, of dropsy, daughter of James and Hester (Rexford) 


Prouty and widow of Warren Corning, Jr. Mrs. Corning had by 
her jBrst husband, six children, Elizabeth, Jane, Malvina, William, 
Ellen ]Mary and Mina. 

Mr. Hany Holmes was a farmer and settled first in Connewango, 
N. Y., afterwards lived with his brother Eber (191) in York, 
finally settling in Mentor, Ohio. 

Children : 
321. I. Benjamin Franklin,^ b. in York, N. Y., Jan. 31. 1832. 

II. Mary Grace, b. in Meutor, in 1834, d. in Peoria, 111., Nov. 

13, 1861; m. Porter B. Smith. 

III. Sarah Ann, b. in Mentor in 1836, d. in Grundy Centre, Iowa, 

Sept. 5, 1877 : m. John Newell. 


MyrOD' Holmes {John,^ James,^ John,* John,^ John,'^ 
George^). Born in Salisbury, Conn., Feb. 14, 1801, and died in 
Sodus Centre, N. Y., May 14, 1872. 

He married in Lyons, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1830, Eliza Hecox, 

born in Lyons, Oct. 21, 1815, died there Sept. 22, 1881, daugh- 
ter of John and (Dorsey) Hecox. 

Mr. Holmes at his prime was the most prominent business man 
in Sodus. He was a merchant, owned and operated a foundry and 
owned several farms. 

Children, all born in Sodus Centre, N. Y. : 
322. I. John Hecox,« b. Apr. 5, 1832, d. Nov. 26, 1890. 

II. Harriet Ellen, b. June 12, 1833, d. in Sodus Centre, Apr. 

10, 1907 ; m. there Nov. 29, 1854, Milton Moses Seeley, 
b. in Williamstown, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1822, d. in Sodus, Aug. 
19, 1893, son of Moses Seeley. Ch., all b. in Sodus Centre. 

1. George K, b. Oct. 21, 1855. 2. Elizabeth E., b. Jan. 17, 
1858. 3. John M., b. Feb. 18, 1861, d. Jan. 21, 1900. 4. 
Fa7inie K, b. June 1, 1864. 5. Gertrude 31, b. Oct. 21, 

III. Frances Morgan, b. in Sodus Centre, N. Y., Nov. 14, 1834; 

m. there, Dec. 9, 1856, John Dempster Leonard, b. Aug. 
21, 1832, d. in Denver, Col., in Jan. 1882, son of Oliver and 
Charlotte (Hyatt) Leonard. Ch. : \. Clarence Holmes Leon- 
ard, b. in Sodus Centre, N. Y., Oct. 23, 1857, now living in 
Detroit, and is Secretary of the Masonic Temple Association. 

2. Myron Oliver Leonard, b. in Albany, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1859. 


Walter R.^ Holmes (John," James,^ John,* John,* John,' 
George"). Born m Salisbury, Conn., Sept. 2, 1815, and died 
there Jan. 8, 1881. 

He married in Sheffield, Mass., Sept. 24, 1839, Susan Parks 
Whitney, daughter of Piatt and Rana (Bills) Whitney of Sheffield. 


She was born Aug. 10, 1822, and is now (1906) living with her 
son Frank in Salisbury. 

Children, all born in Salisbury : 

I. James,* b. July 31, 1840 ; d. same day. 
323. II. Frank Whitney, b. Feb. 24, 1843. 

III. Kate Bills, b. May 21, 184G, and was first named Kate 
Fowler Holmes. She m. at Omaha, Neb., Oct. 6, 1869, 
William Fayette Boakdmax of Oakland, California; b. 
in Shefiield, Sept. 14, 1824, son of William and Abigail 
(North) Boardman. They lived in Oakland. She was his 
second wife, bis first wife being her mother's sister, Frances 
Bills Whitney. (See Whitney Family of Connecticut, p. 
1696); two children. 1. Cli ford Holmes Boardman, h. 

now living in Oakland. 2. Grace Frances Boardman, 
b. in Oakland, June 27, 1870 ; d. in Salisbury, Conn., Jan. 
20, 1874. 

IT. Susan, b. Mar. 5, 1851 ; d. Aug. 19, 1851. 

V. John Myron, b. Apr. 28, 1854 ; d. Sept. 1, 1859. 

VI. Fanny Grace, b. Jan. 14, 1860; d. Apr. 18, 1864. 
vn. John Myron, b. Feb. 27, 1862 ; d. Apr. 11, 1864. 


Jeremiah' Holmes {John,^ John,' John,* Samuel,^ John,' 
George^). Farmer. Born in Sharon, Apr. 23, 1779, and died 
in Dedham, of old age, Jan. 6, 1859. 

He married in Dedham, April 23, 1809, Priscilla Richards, 
born in West Dedham in 1784 and died there, daughter of Capt. 
Abel and Mary (White) Richards. 

July 1, 1848, John P. Holmes (no known relative to the Holmes' 
of this work) of Worcester leased a house, shop and land in Dedham, 
near the court house, to Jeremiah and Priscilla. (Norfolk Deeds, vol. 
184, p. 142.) 

Children, born in Dedham. 

I. Mary Richards,^ b. Feb. 21, 1813; m. in Dedham, Nov. 14, 

1841, Addison Boyden. 

II. Anna Bliss, b. Aug. 31, 1816. 


William' Holmes ( William,' John,' John,* Sanmel,' John,' 
George*). Born in that part of Stoughton that is now Sharon, on 
the Billings Farm, :\Iay 19, 1788, and died in Boston, Jan. 1, 1840. 
He married in Boston (called of Sharon in Boston Record of 
Marriages), Nov. 30, 1809, Nancy Heath Bisbee, who died in 
Boston, June 27, 1843, of dropsy. 
Children, all born in Sharon : 

I. Ann Maria,* b. in 1810, d. July 16, 1840, in TMiitinsville ; m. • 
in Canton, May 1, 1833, Edwin Arjisby, b. Paris, Me., 


Apr. 12, 1811, d. in Whitinsville, Sept. 13, 1881, son of 
Amos and Margaret (Fletcher) Armsby. Ch. : 1. Margaret 
Ann Armsby, b. Jan. 16, 1834, m. July 20, 1854, Phineas 
Augustus White, and resided at East Douglas. 2. James 
Kendall Armsby, b. Sept. 10, 1838 ; m. Nov. 17, 18G3, Mary 
Wyman. They live in Chicago. Mr. Edmn Armsby m. (2) 
Nov. 30, 1846, Adeline Thayer. 

II. "William, b. 1812, a butcher, d. in Chelsea, Dec. 14, 1855, of 

delirium tremens. 

III. Charlotte, b. 1814, d. in Boston, May 12, 1826, of croup. 

Buried in Sharon. 

IV. Edwin W., b. Feb. 26, 1816, d. young. 


Enoch' Holmes {Enoch,'* John,'' John,* Samuel,^ John' 
George^). Born in Sharon, Apr. 13, 1787, and died in Canton, 
Sept. 15, 1860, from the effects of having been accidentally shot by 
a stray bullet from the gun of a sportsman.* 

He married in Easton?, Mar. 29, 1810, Susan Mears, born 
in Easton, June 18, 1787f and died in Stoughton, Aug. 8, 1870, 
of old age, daughter of John and Mercy (Philips) Mears. Enoch 
was a farmer and lived in Sharon near the Canton line most of his 

Children, probably all born in Sharon : 

I. Eliza Ann,^ b. Oct. 10, 1808 ; d. in Stoughton, Apr. 27, 1861 ; 
m. in Canton, Dec. 2, 1833, Charles Austin Drake, b. in 
Easton(?) about 1805, d. in Stoughton, Jan. 26, 1843, son of 
Elijah, 2d, and Susanna (Churchill) Drake. Cliildren : 1. 
Horace Amos, b. Dec. 3, 1831 ; m. Oct. 9, 1856, Joanna 
Wayland; four ch. He was in the Civil War from Aug. 18, 
1864, to June 17, 1865, in the 4th Retjt. Heavy Artillery. 
2. Charles Theodore, b. July 29, 1834 ; m.'Oct. 1, 1853, Maria 
Packard ; eight children. 

324. II. Enoch, b. Dec. 10, 1810 ; d. Apr. 18, 1863. 

325. in. Joel, b. Sept. 27, 1812; d. Apr. 11, 1863. 

IV. Susan E., b. May 1, 1814; d. Dec. 14, 1854; m.-Jan. 18, 1834, 
Elijah Drake, b. in Easton^ Sept. 27, 1809, d. Feb. 28, 
1888, son of Elijah, 2d, and Susanna (Churchill) Drake. Ch., 
b. in Canton: 1. Elizabeth Maria Drake, b. Oct. 24, 1834. 2. 
Emily Augustus Drake, b. July 29, 1836. 3. Lucy Southworth 
Drake, b. Jan. 4, 1839. 4. Elmer Drake, b. May 19, 1846. 5. 
Mary Edna Drake, b. Sept. 16, 1850. Mr. Elijah Drake m. 
(2) Louisa Lillian (Chapman) Sweeney of Roxbury. 

326. V. Albert Williams, b. Dec. 21, 1815, d. Oct. 29, 1895. 

VI. Irene D., b. Sept. 6, 1817, d. Apr. 21, 1874; m. John T. 
Parker. They lived in Sharon and had one child, John T., 
Jr., b. Sept. 10, 1839, d. Sept. 13, 1839. 

* This is from a family record. The Stou^^hton Town Record states that he died 
Sept. 22, 1860, from disease of the heart and dropsy. 

fThe old Mears bible says she was born Sept. 14, 1787. 


VII. Amos, b. Oct. 29, 1819, d. Oct. 14, 1822. 

VIII. Elijah, b. July 13, 1821, d. Sept. 23, 1821. 

IX. Daniel, b. .June 29, 1822, d. .June 30, 1822. 

X. Maria E., b. June 24, 1823 (g. s.), d. June 9, 1860; m. in 

Sharon(?), Mar. 7, 1844, Washingtox Toaver, Jr., b. in 
Stougbton ; d. there, in 1887, son of Washington and Rebecca 
(French) Tower of Stougbton. No children. Mr. Tower 
m. (2) in 18G1, Hannah Howard Hartwell of West Bridge- 
water, by whom he had two children, Harriet M., b. 1862, 
and Cordelia F., b. 18G5. 

327. XI. William Amos, b. May 20, 1826, d. Mar. 29, 1891. 

XII. Mart Jane, b. May G, 1829, d. Dec. 9, 1856, of consumption. 


Oliver'' Holmes (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Johii,* Samuel,^ John,^ 
George^). Born in Sharon, Aug. 17, 1792, and died in Provi- 
dence, R. I., Apr. 24, 1841. 

He married (first), date not ascertained, Deborah Ann 
Hawkins, born in Providence in 1802 and died there, April 30, 
1832, daughter of Isaiah and Ruth Hawkins. 

He married (second), Aug. 14, 1833, Mary Ann Potter, 
born in 1798, died in Providence June 3, 1843, of a heart com- 
plaint. Sept. 15, 1842, she made a will, giving to her mother, 
Mary Potter, all personal estate and also the use and occupation of 
all real estate ; after her decease the property was to go to her two 
sons, James O. and Henry M. Probated July 11, 1843. (Provi- 
dence Book of AYills, vol. 15, p. 54.) 

Oliver went to Providence about 1820, and with his brother Otis 
(201) started a brewery on Fountain Street, where now stands the 
Hanley Brewery. When they started, their capacity was eight bar- 
rels per day. At the present time (1905) twenty-five hundred 
barrels a day is the usual output. A brass plate with an engraved 
representation of the first brewery is in possession of some member 
of the Holmes Family. 

Children, all born in Providence : 

L Henry Morse, b. Dec. 11, 1834, d. Dec. 21, 1835. 

328. II. James 0., b. Nov. 1, 1835, d. in Providence, Feb. 11, 1869, of 

apoplexy. Single. 
III. Henry Morse, b. Dec. 11, 1836, d. in Providence, Dec. 21, 
1867, of apoplexy. Unmarried. 


Otis' Holmes (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Jo/m^* Samuel,' John,' 
George^). Born in Sharon, Oct. 16, 1793, and died in Provi- 
dence, R. I., April 17, 1870, of enteritis. 


He married in North Providence, July 27, 1822, Almira Fen- 
ner Hawkins, bom in Providence, March 1, 1805, and died 
there, Feb. 23, 1882, of a disease of the brain, daughter of Isaiah 
and Ruth Hawkins and sister to the wife of Oliver Holmes (200). 

Otis and Oliver Holmes bought land in partnership on Fountain 
Street, Providence, about 1820, and had their residences there as 
well as their brewery. (See Oliver 200.) (Providence Deeds, 
vol. 49, p. 85.) They were successful and each left quite a large 

Children, except Madeline, all born in Providence : 

329. I. George Otis,« b. Jan. 23, 1824. 

II. Adelaide Bovira, b. June 28, 1826, d. in Providence, Aug. 

29,1865; m. William Richards Hitchcock, who died 
before his wife died, son of Enoch and Julia Hitchcock of 
Providence. One chikl, diaries Butler Hitchcock, b. in Sharon 
Sept. 17, 1853, d. in Providence, Oct. 26, 1897. He was an 
engraver, was married and had three children. 

III. ]Madeline Augusta, b. in J^orth Easton, Jan. 3, 1828, and 

now living at her home, " Arbor Knoll," in Sharon. She m. 
in Providence, Jan. 11, 1860, Jonathan Randall Pack- 
ard, who died in Sharon July 12, 1888, son of Tilson and 
Milly (Randall) Packard of North Easton and a direct de- 
scendant of Samuel Packard who came over in the Diligent 
in 1638 and who settled in Hiugham. Mr. Packard managed 
the cutlery business of John Ames in North Easton, and at 
the latter's death the shops were removed to Sharon and the 
business continued imder the name of H. A. Lothrop M'f'g. 
Co., and to day (1905J is managed by Mr. Packard's son 
Chauning. Children, all born in Sharon : 1. Ghanning Ran- 
dall Packard, b. Jau. 22, 1862, not married. 2, Marshall 
Butler Packard, b. Sept. 25, 1863, now living in Sharon. 3. 
Arthur Bradford Packard, b. about 1870, d. young. 4. Mil- 
dred Louise Packard, b. Apr. 12, 1874, now living (\'dO\) m. 
John W. L. Cram of Maine. 5. Susan Augusta Packard, b. 
May 29, 1877, d. in Sharon in June, 1904; m. Willard G. 
Boyden of Sharon. 

IV. Geraldine Fitzallen, b. June 15, 1829, d. in Providence, 

June 23, 1879, of consumption, unmarried. 

V. Susan, b. 1831, d. 1832. 

VI. John Brown Francis (named for the Governor of Rhode 

Island 1833-38), b. 1833, d. young. There are dates on the 
grave stone but are nearly extinct. 
vii. Andrew Jackson, b. 1835, d. at the age of eight months. 

330. viii. Charles Butler, b. Aug. 5, 1836, d. Aug. 31, 1896. 

331. IX. Frank Dorr, b. Jan. 22, 1840. 

X. Imogen E Frances, b. Mar. 12, 1842, living (1904) in Provi- 

dence, unmarried. 

XI. Almira E., b. Mar. 21, 1845, d. Jan. 21, 1846. 



Jeremiah^ Holmes (Samuel,^ Samuel,^ John,* Samuel,^ 
John,^ George^). Born in Sharon, August, 17, 1803, died in the 
Taunton Insane Asylum, April 25, 1871, after a confinement of 
fourteen months. 

He never married. 

About 1830 he built a dam on " Peachara's Stream" and fitted 
up the old foundry building (see Samuel 109) for a satinet factory. 
He improved the property in that vicinity and run the satinet mill 
for a number of years, but was in continual trouble financially with 
it and June 27, 1842, he was forced to assign. The latter part of 
his life was spent in farming. 

Jeremiah was enterprising, but of a nervous temperament, doing 
his sliare, and more, of the world's worrying. 

In February, 1869, he was stricken with a fever, and on conva- 
lescing he became suspicious of all about him, gradually became 
dangerous and was taken to Taunton, Feb. 17, 1870. While 
there he was at times very violent, assaulting all who came near 
him, even his own sister Susan, who visited him. A report on his 
case states that he died of "organic brain disease." 


DanieF Holmes {Samuel," Samuel," John,* Samuel,'^ John,' 
George^). Born in Sharon, some say in 1809, but the Providence 
City Records give the date of his death as March 30, 1847, age 35 
years. Christopher Najac was administrator of the estate, appointed 
May 11, 1847, and gave bond of $12,000. 

He married in Providence, July 3, 1837, Mary Proctor Na- 
jac, born in Providence, Dec. 25, 1814, and died there, Feb. 15, 
1897, daughter of Louis and Hannah (Proctor) Najac. Daniel's 
inventory, Dec. 4, 1827, was thirteen acres of woodland, cash 
$180, and a silver watch $4.00. Etheridge Clark of Foxboro was 
his guardian. 

About 1830 Daniel went to Providence to join his brothers 
Oliver and Otis in the brewery business. 
Children, all born in Providence : 

r. Haruiet E.,8 b. Aug. 27, 1841, d. Dec. 19, 1841. 
II. Maky Eleanor, b. July 24, 1843; m. Sept. 28, 1865, LaRot 
Sedgerly Grant,* b. Dec. 5. 1839, sou of Nuthauiel and 
Haimah (Mclntire) Grant. No children. 
332. III. Daniel, b. Jan. 23, 1846. 

•Mr. Grant built and owned what was called the " Mahogany Palace," a restau- 
rant in Providence ; of late years he has been proprietor of a livery stable. 



Bernard' Holmes {Elijah," Samuel,^ John,'' Samuel,' 
John,'^ George^). Born in Union, Me., Jan. 1, 1788, and died in 
East Thoniaston, now Rockland, Me., Dec. 25, 1819. 

He married, July 25, 1809, Polly Havener,* daughter of 
Mathias and Eve Catharine (Ludwig) Havener of East Thomaston. 

Bernard was a ftirmer and one of the earliest lime burners in 
Eockland. He took great interest in his father's affairs and helped 
him financially. 

Children, all born in East Thomaston, now Rockland: 

I. V William,^ b. Oct. 2, 1809, drowned when a few years old. 

II. vWashixotoin, b. Feb. 3, 1811, drowned in August, 1839, from 

the schooner Patriot. 

III. ^ Caroline, b. Oct. 7, 1812, d. about 1894; m. (1) (int. pub. 

Apr. 23, 1831, George C. Tate, son of Capt. Thomas T. 
Tate, of Salem ; m. (2) Sept. 19, 1859, Andrew J. Pierce, a 
photographer. Children, all born in Rockland, and all by her 
first husband : 1. George Bernard, b. May 19, 1837, d. Aug. 
1837. 2. Delia S., b. Jan. 21, 1840, d. 1892; m. Sept. 19, 
1859, B. W. Garlyle, of San Francisco. 3. George Nelson, b. 
y May 28, 1842. 4. Anne Eliza. 

IV. Sarah, b. Oct. 13, 1814, d. Jan. 12, 1892; m. Francis Har- 

rington. Children: 1. Emily G., b. June 4, 1838, d. Jan. 
21, 1903. 2. Sarah F., b. Jan. 23, 1842. 3. William K, b. 
July 20, 1846. 4. Joseph S., b. Aug. 25, 1848, d. young. 
5. Ada M., b. May 16, 1851. 6. Annie L., b. Oct. 27, 1854. 
7. Charles M., b. July 31, 1857. 

V. Catherine, b. Sept. 13, 1816, was living in Rockland in 1903; 

m. Ephraim Knowlton. Ch. : 1 . Caroline, b. 1835. 2. 
Mary A., b. Oct. 18, 1838. 3. Ellen M., b. Mav 9, 1842. 
4. Ann E., b. 1846. 5. Ephriam J., b. 1851. 6. ^ Clara B., 
b. 1857. 


^ Elijah E.' Holmes {Elijah," Samuel,^ John,* Samuel,^ 
John,^ George^). A lime burner, born in Union, Me., Dec. 11, 
1789, and died in Rockland, Me., March 11, 1849. 

He married in Rockland, June 1, 1817, Sally Havener, sister 
to the wife of his brother Bernard (204). 

During the War of 18 12 he enlisted in the navy and was, as well 
as his brother Charles (206), in the privateer "Wasp" when cap- 
tured by the British. Elijah was separated from his brother and 
confined in Halifax and also in a prison ship on the coast of Eng- 
land, but the two met at the Dartmoor Prison, England, a number 
of months later. See Charles (206), for further information. 

* Originally Heibener. 


Children, both born in Rockland: 

I. % Hannah,* b. Apr. 5, 1818, d. in Rockland, Nov. 28, 1878 ; m. 

Oct. 8, 1838, William Covel Ramsay of Bath, Me., who 
died iu Augusta Insane Hospital, June 16, 1887, from the 
effects of a fall. Children, the first three born in Rockland, 
the others born in Waldoboro, Me. : 1 . Sarah Eliza, b. Apr. 
29, 1839 ; m. Dec. 24, 1864, George W. Young, of Friendship, 
Me. Issue, all b. in Waldoboro : i. Charles W. Young, b. 
Oct. 20, 1865. II. Edna M. Young, b. May 29, 1870. iii. 
George A. Young, b. Sept. 15, 1877, d. Aug. 11, 1878. 2. 
Crowell Jones, b. Oct. 25, 1840 ; m. in New York. 3. Martha 
Macomher, b. Sept. 19, 1844 ; m. WiUiam H. Gleason of Wal- 
doboro, Me., but now ( 1904) living in South Framingham. 4. 
WiUiam Elijah, b. Mar. 13, 1849, d. June 8, 1901 ; m. Lizzie 
Gopeland of Rockland. 5. Mary Berry, b. July 6, 1854, d. 
Jan. 20, 1858. 6. Lizzie Ben-y, b. June 10, 1859, d. July 10, 

II. Eliza Croxer, b. Mar. 17, 1820. Now (1904) living at 

Rockland Highlands. Intentions for her marriage were pub- 
lished Oct. 28, 1836, to Cyrenus Crockett, a limestone 
quarryman, b. May 18, 1814, d. Mar. 14, 1874, son of David 
and Abigail (Crockett) Crockett of Rockland. Children, the 
first four born in Rockland, the others born in Camden : 1. 
Warren L., b. May 2%, 1837, d. in Rockland, Dec. 7, 1888; 
m. Sylvina Schierer. 2. Franklin, b. Aug. 5, 1838 ; m. July 
31, 1874, Cora Satvyer. 3. Alfred K, b. Rocklaud, Oct. 30, 
. 1839; m. Mary E. Miller. 4. David Edwin, b. Feb. 12, 
1842, d. in Jacksonville, Fla., June 24, 1903; m. Sept. 16, 
1821, Kate Hall. 5. Adelaide E., b. July 11, 1844; m. John 
E. Achorn. 6. Sarah A., b. Apr. 14, 1853 ; m. in Boston, 
June 26, 1871, Samuel H. Arnold. 7. Hannah R., b. Jan. 
10, 1846, d. in Rockland, Sept. 28, 1846. 8. Eliza F., b. 
June 27, 1848, d. Oct. 6, 1853. 


Charles' Holmes {Elijah,'^ Samuel," John,* Samuel,' 
John,'' George^). Born in Union, Me., Au<^. 20, 1793, and died 
in Rockland, May 17, 1863. 

He married, first, Jan. 30, 1817, Mary Brace Pryor, who 
died Nov. 20, 1840, daughter of Edward and Mary (Hart) Pryor 
of Portland, Me. 

He married, second, Jan. 16, 1842, Abigail (Edwards) Ranks, 
born in ^Manchester, Mass., June 16, 1814, died in Kockland, 
Aug. 6, 1869, daughter of a Mr. Edwards and widow of John 
Ranks, by whom she had one child. Bertha F. Edwards Ranks, who 
died Oct. 6, 1842, age four years. 

During the War of 1812 and when Charles was nineteen years 
of age he shipped on the privateer Dai't of Portland and made a 


six weeks cruise. Afterwards he went in the Wasp, and was taken 
prisoner in the Bay of Fundy, thrust into St. John's Jail and after 
a few weeks sent to Liverpool, thence finally to Dartmoor Prison, 
where he was confined one and one half years. Soon after his 
arrival, seven thousand Americans collected from Halifax and the 
prison ships were brought in, among them his brother Elijah. He 
was present when sixty fellow prisoners were killed, from which 
tragedy Holmes escaped by diving among the legs of the crowd into 
the prison and out of the yard. He was released April 26, 1815, 
and sent to Norfolk, Va., in a Dutch vessel, finally finding his way 
back to Rockland after an absence of two years and two months. 

He was a prosperous merchant in Rockland ; was Inspector of 
the Maine State's Prison in 1838, and was elected to the State Sen- 
ate in 1839 and 1840. He Avas an energetic, patriotic and highly 
esteemed citizen. 

Children, all born in Rockland : 

333. I. Charles Spofford,* b. Jan. 17, 1818 ; d. Dec. 11, 1864. 

II. Amelia Dotle, b. May 25, 1819; m. (1) in Rockland, April 
8, 1837, CoL. Sylvester H. Fuller, b. in Castine, Me., 
Nov. 19, 1809, d. in Rockland, Jan. 10, 1885, son of Capt. 
Samuel and Nancy (Coombs) Fuller. They resided at Owl's 
Head, where he was proprietor of a hotel and where their 
children were born. She m. (2) in 1889, Henry Luce of 
Auburn, Me., a ship carpenter in Boston and afterw^ards re- 
sided iu Cottage Citv. Children, all born at Owl's Head : 1. 
Mary Amelia Fuller, b. Apr. 13, 1838, d. June 12, 1883; m. 
(1) Mav 31, 185G, Capt. John Lancaster Crocker, b. in Rock- 
land, June 3, 1834, d. in New Orleans, Feb. 3, 1870, by fall- 
ing down a hatchway on the barque Egeria, son of John and 
Mary Jane (Croner) Ci'ocker, of Rockland. One child, Jen- 
nie L. Crocker, m. W. R. Brown, and now (1904) living in 
Passaic, N. J. Mary Amelia Fuller m. (2) in Boston, Herbert 
G. Emerson ; two children, Margaret and George Moore Emer- 
son. 2. Charles H. Fuller, b. Sept. 25, 1839, d. in San Francisco, 
June 6, 1872, unm. He was a messenger for Wells, Fargo & 
Co. Express Co. 3. Frances Berry Fuller, b. Jan. 31, 1843, 
now (1903) living in N. Y. City, m. (1) Sept. 17, 1860, Judson 
M. Kelloch, of Thomaston. One ch. : Kendall Waugh Kel- 
loch. She m. (2) in New York, in 1880, Selleck Raphael, an 
accountant, son of Isidore* and Amanda (Jamison) Raphael; 
no children by her second husband. 4. Martha Fuller, b. 
Jan. 30, 1846,"d. June 22, 1885; m. June 7, 1872, Joshua 
Odell Snell of New Bedford. Ch. : i. Fannie Fuller Snell. 
II. Cari'ie Austin Snell. in. Amy Vivian Snell. iv. Charles 
Raphael Snell. 5. Caroline Rose Fuller, b. Dec. 25, 1850, 
d. Apr. 24, 1895 ; m. Jan. 1874(?), William H. Butcher of 
Boston, now (1904) living in Cottage City. One ch. : Wil- 
liam Austin Dutcher, a physician in Boston ; has charge of 
the Floatmg Hospital (1904). 

•Born in Prussia. 



III. Emelixe Merrill, b. May 3, 1828, now (1904) living in 

California; m. Sept. 19, 1847, John Elliot Flint, b. in 
Rockland, Apr. 4, 1826, d. in Camden, Me., May 30, 1860. 
The following is abbreviated from the Rockland Gazette of 
May 31, 1860: 

" John E. Flint was stabbed in Camden, near Clark's Hotel, Mon- 
day evening, May 29, by George H. Tighe, both of Camden. Flint 
-was a restaurant keeper and Tighe a painter. Flint and his wife had 
not lived together for tv o years. Tighe was on the way to the circus 
with Flint's wife and was attacked by Flint. Flint died at 6 a. m., 
"Wednesday, May 30." 

Children, born in Rockland: 1. Mcn-y Frances Flint, b. 
May 1, 1848, d. in 1888; m. Sept. 28, 1875, Albert Lucas, a 
druggist of Fall River. No children. 2. Edward Pryor 
Flint, b. Sept. 8, 1850, a proprietor of a large produce com- 
mission house in Chicago (1904) ; m. Dec. 17, 1884, Marion 
Earl Sherioood, b. in MUwaukee, Wise, Jan. 11, 1862, daugh- 
ter of John Woods and Nancy (Mitchell) Sherwood of Chi- 
cajTO, 111. One child : Irene May Flint, b. Mar. 8, 1886. 3. 
John Elliott Flint, b. ]May 13, 1854, now living (1904) in 
Oakland, Cal., and is Traffic Manager of the Pacific Coast S. 
S. Co.; m. in Watseka, Minn., Apr. 4, 1888, Elizabeth Mar- 
garet San Gain, b. in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 23, 1863, 
daughter of Charles B.* and Emily (Shepard) San Galli. 
Chiklren, all born in Chicago, 111. : i. Francis Charles Flint, 
b. Nov. 29, 1890. Florence Emily Flint, b. Sept. 8, 1892. 
III. Fannie Elizabeth Flint, b. Feb. 1, 1894. iv. John Ed- 
^ ward Flint, b. June 13, 1897, d. May 1899. 

IV. George Edavard, b. Jan. 3, 1843, d. June 15, 1864, in the 

Amory Square Hospital, Washington, D. C, from the effects 
of an amputation of a leg and from his wounds received in 
the battle of Spottsylvania. He was a sergeant in the 19th 
Maine U. S. Vol. 

334. V. JoHx Henry, b. Feb. 2, 1845. 

335. VL Albert Pierce, b. Jan. 21, 1845, d. March, 1884. 

VII. William, b. Oct. 12, 1850, d. May 14, 1853. 

VIII. Mart Amelia, b. Mar. 11, 1854. d. Aug. 6, 1862. 
836. IX. William Oliver, b. Aug. 13, 1856, d. 1882. 


Oliver^ Holmes {Elijah,^ Samuel,^ John,* Samuel,^ John^* 
George^). A farmer. Born in East Thomaston, now Rockland, 
Me., May 12, 1803, and died at Rockland Highlands, Jan. 11, 

He married in Rockland, Oct. 11, 1826, Catherine Achorn 
(originally Eichorn) born in Rockland, Jan. 18, 1809, died there 
March 9, 1893, daughter of Jacobf and Margaret (Ulmer) Achorn. 

♦ Charles B. San Galli was born in Germany, and his wife was born in Albany, 

t Jacob Eichorn was bom in Germany, and his wife Margaret was born in Wal- 


Children, all born in Rockland : 

I. '* GiLMAN,8 b. Feb. 27, 1828, d. Sept. 3, 1832. 

II. X William, b. Apr. 7, 1833, d. Nov. 3, 1852, in Placerville, Cal. 

337. III. V George, b. Nov. 20, 1835, d. Oct. 20, 1865. 

338. IT. vOrris, b. Apr. 29, 1838. 

Y. -JVIiCHAEL EicHORN, b, July 26, 1840, lost at sea, Oct. 20, 1865, 

VI. Melinda Eichorn, b. Dec. 2, 1846 ; m. Jan. 6, 1872, Samuel 
Adams, son of Marcus and Lucre tia (Eichorn) Adams of 
Rockland Highlands. One child, William George Adams, b. 
Nov. 30, 1875; m. June 27, 1901, Carlotta Taylor of Rock- 


George' Holmes {Elijah,^ Samuel,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,^ 
George^). Born in East Thomaston, now E-ockland, Me., August 
24, 1805, and died in Marysville, California, August 6, 1852, ac- 
cidentally killed in a flume while assisting a neighbor to start his 
water wheel. 

He married (first) in Fall River, Oct. 12, 1830 (int. pub.), 
Rachel Borden Lake,* born in Troy, now Fall River, in 1800, 
died there May 19, 1841 (g. s.), daughter of Pardon and Ruth 
(Macomber) Lake of Tiverton, R. I. 

He married (second) in Fall River, March 13, 1842, Sarah 
Aim Chase, bom in Little Compton, R. I., died in Fall River, 
Oct. 18, 1858, aged 42 yrs. 8 mos. (g. s.), daughter of Philip and 
Sarah (Brownell) Chase. 

When quite a young man he left Rockland and went to Croyden, 
N. H., where he formed a strong friendship with Mr. Joseph Eddy, 
a woolen manufacturer, who later went to Fall River, taking 
George Holmes wdth him. 

In Fall River he was a soap manufacturer and dealt quite a little 
in land. In June, 1847, he sold for $1800 to Oliver Holmes, his 
brother, some land situated on the south side of Church Street, in 
Rockland, Me. 

In 1841), he with four others chartered the barque " Mallory " and 
sailed for the Golden Gate as thousands of others did in that year. 
It was loaded with various kinds of utensils and provisions then in 
demand on the Pacific Coast. 

Dec. 7, 1852, Sarah Ann his wife was appointed administratrix 
of his estate, which amounted to $10,000 in Fall River (Bristol 
Co. Probate Records, Vol. 99, p. 193). 

Children, all born in Fall River : 

I. Ann Janette,8 b. .Jan. 27, 1832, d. in Fall River in 1861 ; m. 
July 1, 1853, William Frances Monroe, b. in Warren, 

• A relative of Commodore Perry. 


R. I., Mar. 12, 1833, d. in Fall River, May 17, 1904, son of 
Thomas Kinnicut and Julia Ann (Luther) Monroe. Children, 
all born in Fall River : 1. Emma L. Monroe, b. 1855 ; d. 1861. 
2. William Francis Monroe, Jr., b. Jan. 13, 1857, d. July, 
1881, unmarried. 3. George Holmes Munroe, a music and 
piano dealer in Fall River, b. Fel). 2-1, 1859 ; m. Oct. 20, 
1880, Clara Jemima Marble, daughter of Adoniram Judson 
and Jemima (Perry) Marble. Ch. : i. Mabel Clara, b. Oct. 
20, 1887. II. George Louis, b. Sept. 13; 1884. 

II. Elizabeth Fales, b. Jan. 26, 1835, d. Dec. 9, 18G7; m. (1) 

Sept. 11, 1855, William Earl Wkightixgton, a carpen- 
ter, afterwards a police officer in Fall River, b. 1825, d. Mar. 
23, 1881, of pneumonia, son of Stephen and Charlotte 
(Brown) Wrightington of Somerset. Mr. Wrightington 
went to California with the '• forty-niners " and returned in 
1855. Children, both born in Fall River : 1. Lizzie Rich- 
mond, b, June 28, 1859 ; by act of Legislature July 24, 1889, 
she had her name changed to Lillian Richmond ; m. (1) Apr. 
28, 1874, Charles Bennet of Fall River. Divorced. She m. 
(2) Aug. 3, 1889, Frank Barrows of Provideuce, R. L No 
children. 2. George William, b. Feb. 11, 18G5 ; m. Feb. 10, 
1901, Elizabeth Frances Horsjield, b. Jnne 21, 1865. No 
children. Mr. Wrightington m. (2) Sarah Springer and had 
three children by her, Laura Etta, Charles Bennet and Wil- 
liam P^arl. 

III. Rachkl Louise, b. July 28, 1837, now living in Fall River on 

Rockland St., named by her, partly for the associations with 
Rockland, Me., and partly for the rocky condition of the 
land in the street. She m. in Washiugton Valley, R. L, 
Epaphras Jones Read, a grocer of Fall River, b. in Som- 
erset, Dec. 31, 1814, d.* in Fall River, Feb. 22, 1901, son of 
Capt. Williamf and Ruth (Chase) Read. One child, George 
Holmes Read, b. in Fall River, Feb. 14, 1877, a thread manu- 
facturer, afterwards a high school master; m. May 21, 1901, 
Annie Lxicy Gammons, daughter of Rev. John G. and Han- 
nah (AVIiitet) Gammons of Cumberland, R. L Issue, John 
Gammons Read, b. Apr. 18, 1902. 

IV. Sarah Frances, b. Apr. G, 1844. d. July 29, 1855. 

V. Mary Adelaide, b. Aug. 10, 1845, d. Oct. 8, 1858, of quick 


VI. Julia Fitch, b. May 9, 1848, d. in Fall River, Feb. 9, 1903 ; 

m. George Y. Frazer. No children. 

* Mr. Read superintended his business until twenty minutes before his death. He 
left his store at 4 p. m. to aitend to a sick horse. A cat in the stable attracted his at- 
tention and while bending over to pet the cat, fell forward and expired immediately. 
He was born in a house that is now two hundred and fifty years old and was occu- 
pied by the Reads for five successive generations. 

t Capt. William Read was in the Revolutionary Army and lived on a farm on the 
Somerset side of the river, while George Holmes's place was on the Fall River side, 
just exactly opposite. 

X Direct descendant of Peregrene White. 



^ Robert^ Holmes (Elijah,'' /Samuel,* John,* Samuel,' John,* 
George^ ) . Born in East Thomaston, now Rockland, Me., May 24, 
1808, and died in Wrentham of a liver trouble, Aug. 26, 1886. 

He married in Wrentham, Jan. 6, 1841,^ Nancy Clark, bom 
in Rehoboth ( ?) and died in Wrentham, Nov. 6, 1894. Her pa- 
rentage not ascertained, but she was left an orphan very young and 
was brought up (but not adopted) by Mrs. Dorothy Thayer Ever- 
ett of Wrentham. 

Robert went to Franklin when a small boy, and we assume for 
some reason connected with his mother, who died there in 1814. 

He was brought up in a family named Whiting, and the head of 
the family was always alluded to by Robert as "Father Whiting." 

After marriage he settled in Holliston on a small farm of his own, 
but in a few years, moved to Sheldonviile, a section of Wrentham 
where his wife had received as a gift from Mrs. Everett a small 
house and a few acres of land. After Mr. Holmes's death his wife 
preferred to live entirely alone. A short time before she died, she 
deeded her property to the town of Wrentham, the consideration 
being that the town should support her in her own home to the end 
of her life. 

She was found one morning, dead on the floor beside an over- 
turned table with broken crockery strewn about the floor. It was 
thought that she accidentally upset the table and died from the 

No children. 

^ 210 

Loring' Holmes {Oliver,^ Samuel,^ John, * Samuel,' John,* 
George^). A sea captain. Born in Sharon, Jan. 16, 1801, and 
died there about 1850 by hanging himself to a tree near Sharon 

He married (first) in Sandwich (?), Feb. 17, 1826, Hamiah 
Blackwell, of Sandwich. He had a second wife, name not as- 

Children, both bom in Sandwich : 

I. Lucy LoRiNG,' b. 1827; m. in 1845 to Charles Dodd, an 

Englishman, supt. in a glass manufactory ; two ch., one son, 
one daughter. 

II. Name and sex not obtained. 

^ 211 

Deacon Charles'' Holmes {Oliver,' Samuel,' John,* 
Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Sharon, May 4, 1806, and 
died there, Dec. 19, 1843 (g. s. says 1842). 



He married (first) in Sharon, Dec. 27, 1829 (int. pub.) Clar- 
issa Johnson, born, 1807, died Sept. 23, 1833, daughter of 
Uriah and Clarissa Johnson of Sharon. 

He married (second) in Sharon, Jan. 11, 1836, Caroline 
Ellis Smith, born in Sharon, May 8, 1813, died in Arlington, 
July 29, 1902, daughter of Israel and Zipporah (Bullard) Smith. 

Charles Holmes was deacon of the Baptist Church in Sharon, 
having been elected May 21, 1832. He also acted as Treasurer in 
1842. He was a boat manufacturer, successful and prominent. 

Children, all born in Sharon : 

I. Clarissa Jane,® b. Oct. 24, 1830; m. in Canton, Feb. 13, 

1850, Samuel Francis Rowe of Mansfield, boru in Bos- 
ton, Sept. 25, 1829, son of Ichabod and Sally Cross (Wad- 
leigh) Howe. Mr. Rowe is a retired coal merchant and re- 
sides in Cambridge. Children; 1. Sarah Florence, b. in 
Canton, Aug. 20, 1851; m. in Cambridge, July 15, 1878, 
JFrank Alvin Stone of Barre ; no children. 2. Mary Emma, 
b. in Foxboro, July 25, 1857; m. in Cambridge, Nov. 11, 
1886, Dr. James Ross of Fitchburg; three children. 3. Ad- 
die Frances, b. in Foxboro, Oct. 31, 1859, unm. 4. Nellie 
Childs, b. in Cambridge, Oct. 18, 1866 ; m. there, June 15, 
1892, Charles Austin Whitcomb of Fitchburg ; two children. 

II. An Infant, not named, b. Aug. 21, 1833, d. Aug. 31, 1833, 

(A head stone states that mother and child are buried in the 
same grave.) 
III., Caroline Luct, b. July 31, 1839; m. (1) in Watertown, 
June 24, 1862, William Harrison Hazeltine of Boston, 
b. in 1840; one child. She m. (2) in Cambridge, John 
QuiNCY Adams Cate of Cambridge. 
339. IV. Charles Warren, b. Jan. 9, 1841. 

^ 212 

Warren Hartshorn^ Holmes {Oliver,'^ Samuel,^ John,* 
Sarmiel,^ John,* George^). A bootmaker. Born in Sharon, 
Sept. 3, 1809, died there Oct. 21, 1884.^ 

He married in Sharon, Oct. 23, 1837, Ann Scott Gay, born 
in Sharon, Jan. 17, 1813, died there, April 11, 1893, daughter of 
Seth and Patience (Gannett) Gay. 

Children, both born in Sharon : 

I. ^ Ellen Maria,^ b. Oct. 23, 1840, d. there Sept. 20, 1869; m. 

in Sharon, Dec. 8, 1867, Benjamin Francis Rhoades of 
\ Sharon. One ch., Anna Maria. 

II. Mary Adelaide, b. Mar. 4, 1845 ; m. (1) in Sharon, Dec. 12, 

1872, Warren M. Rogers of Richmond, Me. She m. (2) 
Dec. 7, 1893, Henry C. Batcuelder of Sutton ; no children. 



Spencer' Holmes (Zebulon,' Zebuloti,' John,* Samuel,^ 
Johii,^ George'). Called "husbandman" in deeds. Born in 
Sharon in 1785 and died in Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 13, 1860 
(G. s). 

He married, in Mt. Desert, Me., July 29, 1807, Phebe* 
Stanley, born in Mt. Desert in 1787, died in Portsmouth, Aug. 
24, 1862 (g. S.), daughter of Joseph Stanley, a sea captain of Mt. 

Spencer Holmes left home when a very young man and went to 
Mt. Desert in 1804 on account of there being plenty of lumber and 
good facilities for handling and shipping it. He built a saw and 
orist mill on a stream running from Hadlock's Pond into Somes' 
Sound. f The site of the mill is in what is now called North East 
Harbor. He stayed here until 1830, then went to Kittery, Me., 
subsequently to Portsmouth, N. H. 

The first record we find of his buying land in Portsmouth is under 
date of Sept. 25, 1838 ; after that, several transactions appear. 
July 2, 1856, he bought, in company with two of his sons, AVilliam 
and Henry E., for $3500, of Gideon Beck, a farm of sixty acres on 
the banks of the Piscataquis River with a mill privilege. J After 
Spencer Holmes' death the farm was taken by his son Henry who 
lived there a number of years. It is a picturesque spot and is 
mentioned in Brewster's "Rambles about Portsmouth," p. 206. 
The farm is now owned by Mrs. Edward Yates, a widow who 
is a daughter of the above mentioned Beck and who was born in 
this house that is now (1905) one hundred years old. The farm 
has been in continuous use since the first settlement of Portsmouth 
in 1623. The cellar holes near by are distinguishable where other 
houses have stood » 

He was deacon of the Free Will Baptist Church in Portsmouth. 
He had large black eyes, and his hair and beard also very black 
became snow white in his declining years. He was a man of his 
word, possessed a very kind disposition and well liked by every 

Children, all born in Mt. Desert, except Henry E. : 

I. Sarah,8 ^ xgo6, d. in Portsmouth, N. H., Feb. 28, 1840 ; m. 
about 1826, in Portsmouth, James Lawrt, a sea captain, b. 
in Virginia, d. in Portsmouth. Children, all born iu Ports- 
mouth : 1. Phehe Ann, b. 1827, d. at Pine Level, North 
Carolina, Jan., 1904 ; m. in Portsmouth, Alonzo Brown ; no 
children, but had an adopted daughter. Mr. Brown owned a 

* Spelled Pheba on her gravestone. 

tThe writer is of the opinion that this was once called Somes' River. 
+ There was no mill there at that time nor had there been one for many years, 
but much remains to plainly distinguish the location of the mill. 


" plantation of tar, pitch and turpentine " in No. Carolina. 
2. Emily A., b. 1830; d. Nov. 9, 1839. 3. Seioall, b. 1831, 
d. 1856; drowned at sea, by being accidentally knocked 
overboard by the main boom of a brig of which he was first 
oflfieer. He m. Sarah Ross of Portland ; no children. 4. 
James Sylvester, b. Apr. 3, 1837 ; he has followed the sea for 
thirty-five years in the merchant service and was in the navy 
during the Civil War ; is now employed at Kittery Navy 
Yard. He m. Jan. 19, 1867, Sarah Frances Frye, d. Aug. 1, 
1904, aged 62. Two ch., Wilbur C and Emily A., both dead. 

II. Emily, b. 1809, d. in Portsmouth, Aug. 19, 1837 ; unmarried. 

III. Rachel T., b. 1811, d. in Portsmouth, Sept. 1, 1837 ; unmar- 


IV. Lucy, b. 1811, d. in Portsmouth, July 31, 1833 ; unmarried. 

340. V. Zebulon, b. Apr. 4, 1815, d. Dec. 4,' 1892. 

VI. Nancy, b. 1816, d. in Portsmouth, Aug. 6, 1840; unmarried. 

VII. Eliza, b. Mar. 8, 1818, d. in Portsmouth, Feb. 8, 1897; m. 

1844, James S. Coleman, b. in Newington, N. H., Oct. 20, 
1816, d. in Portsmouth, July 18, 1899, sou of Joseph and 
Olive C. (Adams) Coleman. Children, all b. in Portsmouth : 
1. Frank Wiley ^ b. 1845 ; m. in Boston, Fannie James, of 
N. Y. State. 2. Emily Frances, b. 1847 ; m. in Boston, Feb. 
26, 1873, Warren Sartwell, b. Westport, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1845, 
son of Oliver and Betsey (Clemens) Sartwell. Children : 
I. James Oliver Sartwell, b. July 26, 1878. ii. Ivahen (fe- 
male) Sartwell, b. Feb. 26, 1880; m. Feb. 19, 1902, W. W. 
Steere. 3. Elizabeth, b. 1849; m. in Newburgh, N. Y., John 
Jackman of Newburyport. 4. Eva, m. in Great Falls, N. H., 
Alamo Preston oi Lowell. 5. Eliza, m. in Portsmouth, Frank 
Thurston of P^xeter. 6. Nellie, m. (1) Frederick Foster, m. 
(2) William Thornton Lord, son of Timothy and Georgianna 
F. (Reed) Lord. 

341. viii. James Lewis, b. Mar. 21, 1820. 

IX. Frances, b. 1823, d. Apr. 17, 1839 (g. s.). 

342. X. William, b. Sept. 16, 1825, d. Dec. 31, 1905. 

XI. Joseph, b. 1828, went into the army and died in a southern hos- 
pital in the early part of the Civil War. Unmarried. 

343. XII. Henry Eastman, b. in Kittery, Me., June 3, 1832, d. Aug. 26, 



Leonard' Holmes {Zebulon," Zebulon,* John,* Samuel,' 
John,^ George^). Born in Sharon, Feb. 27, 1788, and died in 
Tremont, Mt. Desert Island, Me., Jan. 15, 1869. 

He married at Mt. Desert, Dec. 9, 1809, 3Iary Manchester, 
born in Mt. Desert, Aug, 6, 1792, and died in Tremont, April 6, 
1876, daughter of Capt. John and Mary (Hadlock) Manchester. 
She was a christian woman in deed as well as profession, and lived 
a life to be envied by all who knew her. 

In 1804, Leonard Holmes ran away to sea with the idea of reach- 


ing Mt. Desert to join his brother Spencer (213) who had preceded 
him by a few months. He worked for his brother a while, then 
went to South West Hai-bor and built a tide mill in company with 
Nathan Clark, Holmes running it one week and Clark the next 
week. ■* 

He was in the War of 1812, serving his country as coast guard, 
and was in the battle of Norwood's Cove in August, 1814. He be- 
came a prosperous lumberman and gained a competency for old age. 
He was of a different complexion from his brother Spencer. Leon- 
ard had light hair and blue eyes, but the same kind disposition that 
was characteristic of Spencer. For honesty, veracity and an up- 
right life, Leonard had no superiors. He endeared himself to his 
childi'en and the family circle was a happy one. He and his wife 
joined the Congregational Church about the time of their marriage 
and were conspicuous members ever after. 

Children, all born in that part of Mt. Desert, now called Tre- 
mont, and probably all born in the same house : 

1. Mary,8 ^^ Yeh. 11, 1811, d. in Hancock, Me., Feb. 20, 1874; 
m. in Mt. Desert, Dec. 25, 1833, Rorert Higgins, a veter- 
inary surgeon, b. in Eden, Me., son of Reuben and Anna 
(Mayo) Higgins of Hancock. Mr. Higgins went to war in 
1862 in the First Maine Heavy Artillery, and was killed in 
front of Petersburg, June 18, 1864. Children, all born in 
Hancock: 1. Lucretia, b. 1835?, d. Nov. 10, 1874. Single. 
2. Leonard, m. Sarah Clark ; one ch. 3. Elizabeth, m. Ghas. 
McFarland ; two ch. 4. Amelia, m. Clinton McFarland ; no 
ch. 5. Julia, m. William Miles; two ch. 6. Martha Jane, 
m. Frank Ball; one ch. 7. Warren, daeA oi wounds received 
in the Civil War. 8. Edward Lemuel, b. Sept. 20, 1849, m. 
(1) Anna West ; m. (2) Alice E. Stewart ; one ch. by each wife. 

344. II. Leonard, b. June 22, 1814, d. Dec. 5, 1894. 
III. Lewis, b. May 1, 1817, d. Oct., 1819. 

345. IV. Lewis, b. Nov. 7, 1819. 

V. Elizabeth Prudence, b. July 30, 1822,* d. in Trenton, Me., 
Oct. 18, 1887 ; m. (1) Nov. 30, 1843, Richard Coats Mc- 
Farland, a farmer, b. Feb. 3, 1821, d. Mar. 27, 1851, son 
of William and Nancy (Coats) McFarland of Hancock, Me. 
Ch., all born in Hancock : 1. Charlotte Ann, b. Oct. 22, 1844 ; 
m. in Ellsworth in 1860, Edwin Franklin; five ch. 2. Al- 
bert Irving, b. Sej:)!. 25, 1846, d. 1851. 3. Charles Lewis, b. 
Aug. 5, 1849; m. in Ellsworth, Dec. 21, 1872, Orisa Gar- 
land; eight ch. Elizabeth Prudence m. second, in 1854, 
Thomas Townsend, a farmer, b. 1813, d. Nov. 19, 1877, son 
of Gerry and Betsey (Garland) Townsend of Ellsworth, Me. 
No ch. by second husbaud. 

346. \i. John Manchester, b. July 20, 1825, d. June 10, 1864. 

347. vii. William Thomas, b. Feb. 25, 1829. 

* Town record ; her son says 1823. 


Till. Comfort Emelixe, b. July 29, 1832; m. (1) in Mt. Desert, 
Jan. 4, 1855, Seth Hopkins Hamor, b. March, 1827, d. Oct. 
21, 1886, sou of John and Mercj- (Hadley) Hamor of Eden, 
Me. She m. (2) in Taunton, Mass., Feb. 8, 1887, George 
Washington Fiske of Ellsworth, Me., b. at Blue Hill, Me., 
Sept. 7, 1827, d. in Ellsworth, Mar. 13, 1890. No children. 


Jesse^ Holmes (Zebulon,^ Zehulon^^ John,* 8amuel,^ John,* 
George^). Born in Sharon, May 12, 1796, and died in his brother 
Jacob's house in Carver, Sept. 15, 1871. 

He married in Boston, Jan. 1, 1828, ^N'ancy De Cartret, 
born in Boston, Aug. 26, 1806, and died in Carver?, Feb. 13, 
1886, daughter of John and Nancy (Smith) De Cartret. 

Jesse Holmes Hved in Boston most of the time after marriage 
and was in the type business and made printers' rolls. He was the 
sexton of a church in Boston for many years. 

Children, all born in Boston : 

I. Sarah^ Elizabeth, b. Sept. 30, 1828 ; d. in Boston, 1831. 

II. Harriet Maria, b. Mar. 30, 1830; d. in Boston of erysipelas, 

June 6, 1850. 

III. Emily Augusta, b. Dec. 24, 1832 ; m. in Boston, Apr. 17, 

1856, Seth Turner, a promoter, b. in Randolph, Sept. 26, 
1831, d. in Houston, Texas, Nov. 27, 1899, from blood poison, 
from injury of hand on a barbed wire fence, son of Seth and 
Lydia (Jones) Turner. Ch. : 1. William Augustus, b. Read- 
ville, July 24:, 1857 ; m. in Denver, Col., Dec. 25, 1902, Hose 
Weave?- ; two ch. 2. Jessie Ella, b. in in Onarga, 111., Dec. 
15,1858; m. in Chicago, Sept. 21, 1880, Isaiah Fug ate ; 
one ch. 3. Mabel, b. in Onarga, May 16, 1865 ; m. in Chi- 
cago, Sept. 18, 1889, Thomas Howard Pearse ; five ch. 
ly. Nancy Rebecca, b. Nov. 7, 1834, now (1906) living in Wash- 
ington, D. C. ; m. in Readville, Oct. 2, 1858, William Rog- 
ers, b. in Orford, N. H., April 4, 1817, d. in Hyde Park, 
Jan. 15, 1869, son of John and Lucy (Swinerton) Rogers. 
He was a lawjer and was Assistant Adjutant General on 
Governor Andrew's staff during the Civil War ; children, all 
born in Milton : 1. Edwin Albert, b. July 25, 1859 ; m. 
Harriet Gertrude Prescott in Boston ; three ch. 2. George 
Ernest, b. Jan. 25, 1863, d. Dec. 12, 1883. 3. Ida Cecilia, 
b. May 12, 1865. 4. Lilian Emily, b. June 17, 1868. 

V. Joseph Elliott, b. Oct. 7, 1836, d. in Worcester, Feb. 11, 

1883 ; unm. 

VI. Sarah Elizabeth, b. July 27, 1841, now living in Racine, 

Wise; m. in Hyde Park, Oct. 17, 1867, Albin K. Doe, a 
carriage builder, of Orange, 111., b. in Bangor, Me., Aug. 29, 
1840, d. in Racine, Wise, Jan. 25, 1889, son of Charles and 
Fidelia Doe. Ch., all b. in Onarga, 111., except the youngest : 
1. Ati Infant, b. Aug. 20, 1869, d. same day. 2. Minnie 

212 HOLMES geneal6gy. 

Tsahel Doe, b. Dec. 19, 1870; m. Oct. 28, 1896. (Informant 
did not say who.) 3. Ernest William Doe, b. Feb. 22, 1875. 
4. Albin Holmes Doe, b. in Chicago, June 2, 1881. 

VII. Isabella, b. June 3, 1844, now living in So. Ottawa, 111. ; m. 

in Chicago Mar. 30, 1874, Lucian Gaines Clemens, a pat- 
tern maker, b. in Granby, Conn., Nov. 25, 1834, son of Wil- 
lis and Elmira Gaines Clemens. One ch. Ida May Clemens, 
b. in Geneva, 0., Feb. 25, 1879. 

VIII. Ella, b. June 24, 1849 ; m. at Hyde Park, James E. Gat, 

and has two children. (Mrs. Gay is now living (1906) at 
No. 60 Linsley Ave., Meriden, Conn., but writes that she has 
no interest in genealogy, and refuses to give any information, 
even on her own children). 


Jacob^ Holmes {Zehulon,^ Z ebul on, ^ John,* Samuel, "^ John,* 
George^). Born in Sharon, Feb. 17, 1799, and died in Carver, 
Apr. 19, 1882, of old age. 

He married (first) in Middleboro, Sept. 30, 1823, Catherine 
Caswell, born in Middleboro, April 19, 1796, died there Feb. 
12, 1833, daughter of David and Anna ( ) Caswell. 

He married (second) in Middleboro, Nov. 21, 1833, Ann Ma- 
comber, born in Middleboro in 1806, died in Carver, June 17, 
1856, daughter of Luther and Acbsah (Tinkham) Macomber. 

He married (third) in Carver, Oct. 11,* 1857, Abigail At- 
"WOOtl, born in Carver, Feb. 22, 1821, and is now (1904) living 
in Xorth Carver in the family of a relative, George AY. Savery. 
She is a daughter of Isaac and Abigail (Thomas) Shaw and widow 
of Luther Atwood of South Carver, who died July 29, 1850, son 
of Luther and Lydia Atwood. She had two children by Mr. At- 
wood, Clara J. and Herbert H. 

It will be noticed that each wife either died or was born on a 
holiday, also Jacob died on a holiday. 

Jacob in early life was a farmer and owned land in Sharon. In 
1822, he went to Middleboro. April 19 (another holiday), 1827, 
he sold his farm in Sharon to Nathaniel Drake. About this time 
and a little earlier he bought a number of parcels of land in Easton, 
eventually going there to live. March 1, 1842, he sold for $2000 
to Kuel Packard of Stoughton and Ei-astus Packard of Easton, his 
homestead farm in Easton, of one hundred acres, and returned to 
Middleboro, moving to Carver in 1855, where he owned a saw mill, 
which is now operated by his son Philander. 

Children, except Jesse, all born in Middleboro : 

I. Lucy Catherine.^ b. June 16, 1824, d. Oct. 16, 1839. 

II. Charles, b. Feb. 24, 1826, d. Mar. 22, 1826. 

• Family record ; the town record says Oct. 5. 


348. III. William, b. Dec. 22, 1831, d. Feb. 2, 1905. 

IV. AcnsAH Ann, b, Jan. 2, IH35, d. iu Roxbiiry, Oct. 23, 1864, 
of phthisis. Shem. in Plymouth, Dec. 6, 1856, IraMurdock, 
b. iu So. Carver, Apr. 14, 1828, d. of a lung ti-ouble in Rox- 
bury, July 1, 1865, son of Ira and Waitstill (Shaw) Murdock. 
He was for many years a government clerk in the naval pay- 
master's office in Washington, D. C. Was a merchant at the 
time of his death. Children : 1. Dannie, b. in Carver, Auf. 
1, 1858, d. in Taunton, of consumption, Aug. 29, 1880, unm. 
She left her property to her uncle William Holmes (348). 2. 
Ida, b. in Taunton, 1859, d. 1862. 3. Minnie, b. in Washing- 
ton, D.C., 1861, d. 1863. 

349. V. Charles Henry, b. Sept. 14, 1836. 

Yi. Alvira (Elvira J. on gravestone in Tisdale Cemetery, Sharon), 
b. Mar. 27, 1838, d. Aug. 13, 1839. 

350. VII. Philander Jacob, b. Jan. 22, 1843. 

351. VIII. Gardner Everett, b. June 30, 1845, d. Aug. 25, 1901. 

IX. Fannie, b. July 12, 1847, d. Sept. 27, 1855. 

X. Jesse, b. in Carver, Feb. 8, 1860, d. there, May 19, 1881 ; un- 



Lewis^ Hobnes {Benjamin,^ Zebulon^^ Johiy* Sanmely' 
John,^ George'^). Born in Sharon, July 26, 1797, and died in 
Doaktown, N. B., July IS, 1878. 

He married in Doaktown, July 11, 1825, Rachel Betts, born 
in Doaktown, June 26, 1809, and died there April 8, 1890, daugh- 
ter of Whalen and Rachel (Munroe) Betts. 

Lewis went to Doaktown in 1817 to engage in the lumber busi- 
ness. He was prosperous and liked the country so well that he 
returned to Sharon and tried to induce his relatives to go there and 
settle. Said relatives thought Massachusetts good enough for them. 
Before Lewis returned to New Brunswick he made arranfjements to 
keep his father from want. July 17, 1823, Benjamin, father of 
Lewis, sold his farm to Lewis. Lewis then lets and leases it unto 
his "honored Father" for life. 

He was well liked, had strong religious principles and was one 
of the Trustees of the Presbyterian Church. Although troubled 
with infirmities he was about his place every day. The last day of 
his life, he arose as usual, dressed himself, then sat on a sofa and 

Children, all born in Doaktown : 

I. Martha,' b. April 18, 1826; m. Samuel Porter, b. at Lud- 
low, N. B., son of William and Christie (McLellau) Porter, 
lived soon after marriage at JMargaretvillo, N. B., afterwards 
at Doaktown. Children, born in Margarctville and Doak- 
town : 1. Christie, m. sl Mr. Moore and had one son. 2. 
Warren, m. (1) Agnes Lyons; (2) Lizzie Arho ; five children 


by first wife and three by the second wife. 3. Charlotte, m. 
John Tower; eight ch. 4. Maria, m. Thomas Parker ; one 
ch. 5. James, m. Annie Taylor ; two ch. 6. Bina, unmar- 
ried. 7. Lydia, m. Charles A. ; six ch. 8. Rachel; 

II. Mart, b. Jan. 4, 1828, d. Dec. 20, 1864 ; m. James Sims, a 
blacksmith from Nova Scotia. Children, all born in Doak- 
town : \. James, va. Esther Gillespie ; seven children. 2. Eliza- 
beth, died in Derby, N. B. ; m. Thomas Newman ; no children. 
3. Jajie, m. (1) George Sutherland ; five children ; m. (2) 
Stephen Weaver ; no children. 4. William^ m. Christie Stoi-y ; 
six children. 5. Nellie, m. in Houlton, Me., David Coburn ; 
had children. 6. John, went to Minnesota in 1890 and has 
not been heard from since. 

352. III. Warren, b. May 2, 1830, d. June, 1898. 

it. Lewis, b. July 18, 1832, d. of consumption in Doaktown, Apr. 
26, 1860; not married. 

353. V. Samuel, b. Jan. 8, 1835, d. Aug. 21, 1903. 

354. VT. Benjamin Lechmore, b. Mar. 9, 1837, d. Apr. 1, 1895. 

355. VII. David, b. Nov. 1, 1840. 

VIII. Charlotte, b. June 24, 1842, d. when a few years old, by fall- 

ing into a tub of scalding water. 

IX. John, b. Aug. 29, 1844, d. at home Dec. 14, 1866; unmarried. 

X. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 28, 1847, now (1905) living in Ludlow, 

N. B. ; m. (1) Sept. 24, 1873, Henry McDonald, b. June 
17, 1845(?) ; d. Aug. 30, 1896; m. (2), Oct. 11, 1897, John 
O'Donnell, b. Ajir. 16, 1842; no children. 

XI. Annie, b. July 1, 1851, d. in Ludlow, 1896 ; m. July 26, 1881, 

Hazen Lyons, a blacksmith, b. in Ludlow, Oct. 27, 1854, 
son of David and Charlotte (Price) Lyons. Children, all 
born in Ludlow : 1. Everett Benjamin, m. Margaret O'Don- 
nell. 2. Howard. 3. " Evvie " (twin). 4. Percy (twin) ; 
Percv died. 5. William. 6. Arthur Ernest, died. 7. Henry. 
8. Mary Maud. 


Warren Morse^ Holmes {Benjamin,'^ Zebulon,^ John,* 
Samuel,^ John,'' George^). Born in Sharon, Nov. 12, 1810, and 
died there, May 9, 1892. 

He married (first) in Sharon, Feb. 26, 1866, Lydia Norris, 
born in Sharon, Feb. 13, 1825, and died there, Sept. 8,* 1870, 
daughter of Theophilusf and Lydia (Parsons) Norris. 

He married (second) in Sharon, Dec. 15, 1872, Eliza A. (Hop- 
kins) Sears, born in Pawtucket, R. I., Nov. 5, 1801, and died 
in Sharon, June 7, 1890, daughter of Jesse and Rachel Hopkins 

* Gravestone says Oct. 8. 

t Theophilus Norris was born in Chelsea, Vt., went to Boston when eighteen, and 
became a wharfinger. He was in California in 1849-50-51. He built vessels in 
Boston, shipped them in pieces around Cape Horn, and they were among the first 
to ply up and down the Sacramento River in California, where he made a fortune, 
but afterwards lost heavily. 


and widow of Capt. Grafton Sears of Dennis, to whom she was 
married Jan. 25, 1865. 

Warren Holmes lived on the old place on the shore of Massapoag 
Pond until he sold it to the Boston Ice Co. He was a prominent 
citizen of Sharon, had the welfare of the town at heart, and was 
highway surveyor for thirty years. He had no children by either 


Jesse'' Holmes {Jacoh,^ Zebulon,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,^ 
George^). Born in Belchertown, Sept. 8, 1804, and died in 
Stoughton, April 28, 1893, of old age. 

He married in Sharon, May 17, 1848, Amelia Sibyl Cobb, 
born in Sharon, March 8, 1808, died in Stoughton, March 28, 
1888, daughter of Jonathan and Sibyl (Holmes) Cobb, grand- 
daughter of William Holmes (107). 

In early life, Jesse worked in a shoe shop and kept a store. In 
1841 he, with his mother, gave to the town of Stoughton a piece 
of land on which to build a town house. In 1849 he became sup- 
erintendent of the Stoughton Branch R. R., and continued there 
twenty-one years. During that time he was town treasurer seven 
years, selectman six years and postmaster twelve years. In 1862 
and 1863 he was representative to the Legislature, also Assistant 
Marshal on the U. S. Census. 

He was musical, and was instructor in brass band music. In 
1856 he was a committee to purchase an organ for the Unitarian 
Church. At the dedication he was called upon for a speech. He 
replied : "The organ will speak for itself." 

He was never sick, never a care, and at ninety his mind was as 
clear as at any time of his life. 

No children. 


Daniel Ciishing^ Holmes {Luther,'^ lasachar,^ John,* 
Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in North Hanson, July 16, 
1827, and died in Dedham, Nov. 16, 1889, of pericarditis. Don 
Gleason Hill was administrator of his estate. 

He married in Dedham, Aug. 13, 1867, Mary Johnson, born 
in England, March 5, 1835, died in Dedham, of apoplexy, April 
26, 1896, daughter of James Goodall and Mary (Toney) Johnson. 

Mr. Holmes left Hanson when he was eighteen, and went to 
Dedham, where he learned the trade of a wheelright, later going 
into business for himself. 

Children, all born in Dedham: 
356. I. James LuTnER,^ b. Jan. 16, 1871. 

II. Mary EliZxVBEth, b. Mar. 20, 1872 ; m. in Dedham, Aug. 23, 


1899, George A. Tripp, b. in Steep Falls, Me., son of 
Augustus W. and Mary Jane (Thorp) Tripp. Children: 
1. Allen Nelson Tripp. 2. Marian Constance Tripp. Mr. 
and Mrs. Tripp live in Hollis, Me. 
III. Sarah Louise, b. Jan. 2, 1875 ; m. in Dedham, Oct. 7, 1901, 
Walter Sidney Palmer, a railroad engineer, b. Skowhegan, 
Me., July 9, 1870, son of James S. and Melissa (Baiue) 
Palmer. No children. 


Joseph^ Holmes {Ltither,'^ Issackar,^ John,* Samuel,^ 
John,^ George^). Boi'n in North Hanson, Dec. 16, 1830, and is 
now living there, a prosperous farmer. 

He married in Plymouth, Sept. 20, 1868, Wilhemiiia Jones* 
Beytes, born in Plymouth, May 14, 1841, daughter of Antonio 
Matthew and Nancy (Kennedy) Beytes. 

In January, 1858, Mr. Holmes went to California, where he 
stayed, prospecting and mining for nine years. He has been 
prominent in town affairs, and has held several offices. He lives 
on Holmes Street, named for his father. 

Children, all born in North Hanson : 

I. Nannie Beytes,^ b. Aug. 16, 1869, and now assistant principal 
in a Grammar School in Brockton, and unmarried. 
357. II. Joseph Warren, b. June 17, 1877. 


EclwarcF Holmes {Luther,^ Issachar," John,* Samuel,^ 
John,"" George^). Born in North Hanson, Feb. 21, 1835, and 
died there of a heart complaint, Feb. 18, 1902. 

He married in Falmouth, Nov. 21, 1861, LiUCy Giflford 
^Donaldson, born in Falmouth,^ May 24, 1840, daughter of 
George M. and Hamet (Hatch) Donaldson. 

Mrs. Holmes married (second) in Hanson, Dec. 17, 1902, John 
Scates, Town Clerk of Hanson, a widower, born April 28, 1841, 
in Ossipee, N. H., son of Oliver and Sarah (Leighton) Scates. 

He was in Co. E. Heavy Artillery in the Civil War, and was 
Eoad Commissioner for Hanson and Whitman. 
One child : 

Mary Edward Holmes,® b. in North Hanson, Sept. 13, 1862 ; 
d. there, Apr. 14, 1863. 

* Named for Paul Jones. Her father was sent out of Italy so that his property- 
could be confiscated. "While on the sea, in a British ship, he was captured by John 
Paul Jones, who was a worshipped hero in the mind of young Beytes. 



liewis^ N* Holmes {Joseph,'^ Joseph,^ John/ Samuel,^ 
John/ George^). Born in Sharon, Sept. 16, 1846, and died 
there, of consumption, Sept. 21, 1892. 

He married (first) in Pahner, Nov. 25, 1867, Clara Melissa 
Fleming', born in Pahner, Feb. 15^ 1850, daughter of George 
and ^lelissa (Keith) Fleming. After a few years they were di- 
vorced, and he married (second) in Boston, Nov. 26, 1874, Es- 
tella 31yra Stratton, born in Lowell, Dec. 6, 1852, now 
(1906) living in East Foxboro, daughter of Jesse and Julia Ann 
(Eobbins) Stratton. 

He lived on his father's place, and had an express business be- 
tween Sharon and Boston. 

Children, all born in Sharon : 

I. George,^ b. 1870? His whereabouts unknown to his relatives. 

II. LuELLA Maud (now calls herself Lola), b. Mar. 4, 1876 ; now 

(1907) living in Cotuit ; m. iu Walpole, Apr. 8, 1896, Eu- 
gene Freeman Baker, a chauffeur, b. in Cotuit, Sept. 1, 
1875, son of Ozial and Marietta (Ames) Raker. Oue child : 
Eugene Sylvester Baker, b. in Walpole, Aug. 29, 1897. 
358. III. Arnold Earle, b. July 31, 1877. 

IV. Jessie Henrietta, b. July 9, 1880; now living (1907) in N. 

Foxboro; m. in Foxboro, July 4, 1897, Everett Ecgene 
Smith, a farmer, b. in Foxboro, Jan. 22, 1870, son of Charles 
Dexter and Lavina Ann (Morse) Smith. One child: For- 
rest Eugene Smith, b. Foxboro, June 14, 1903. 

V. Pearl Winnabbl, b. Oct. 29, 1882; now (1907) living in 

Boston ; m. in Foxboro, Dec. 25, 1898, Charles Howard 
Jones, a chauffeur, b. in Cotuit, Mar. 27, 1873, son of 
Eliphalet and Marian B. (vStevens) Jones. One child: 
Wallace Howard Jones, b. in Boston, May 13, 1907. 

VI. Leon Clifford, b. Feb. 18, 1886. 

VII. RoTMANZo Dare, b. Apr. 15, 1888. 


Jabez' Holmes {George/ Ebenezer/ Ebenezer,* Samuel/ 
John/ George^ ). Born in Sharon, Sept. 11, 1784, and died in 
Whitesboro, N. Y., March 18, 1852. { 

He married in Marcy, N. Y., in 1818(?), Marjfaret Burns, 
born in Marcy in 1789 and died there, Feb. 15, 1862. 

When a child, Jabez left Sharon with his parents in an ox-cart 
for Stoddard, N. H. About 1815 he went into New York State 
and after a while settled in jNIarcy. He went west after all his 
children were born, but stayed only a few years, returning to Marcy. 

•The letter N •was inserted by himself to distinguish him from other Lewis 


Children, probably all born in Marcy, N. Y. : 

I. Albert,^ b. 1820 ? ; m. and had children. 

II. Cynthia, b. Sept. 10, 1822, d. Jan. 1906, in Whitesboro, N. Y., 

m. Mr. Shattuck. 

III. Levi, b. Feb. 24, 1824, d. in Whitesboro, June 25, 1881. Never 


IV. John, b. 1826(?) ; m. in Miltou, Wisconsin. 

V. Caroline, b. 1828(?) ; d. in Vermont. 


ClifforcU Holmes (Ge07\ge,^ Ebenezei^^ Bbenezer,* Samuel,^ 
John,^ George^). Born in Sharon, Jan. 17, 1787, and died in 
Langdon, N. H., Mar. 21, 1859. 

He married in Stoddard, N. H., Dec. 9, 1812, ISTancy Thomp- 
son, born in Stoddard, N. H., in 1789, died in Langdon, May 
24, 1880, daughter of Jonathan and Prudence (Osgood) Thomp- 

He was a farmer and lived in Stoddard a few years, moving to 
South Charlestown, N. H., after he had sold what land he owned 
in Stoddard to his father. He lived in Walpole, N. H., a few 
years, then moved to Langdon for the rest of his days. He was a 
good natured, happy, rollicking sort of a man, and a sharp wit. 

Children : 

I. HiRAM,^ b. in Stoddard, in 1813. Left home when a young 

man and was never heard from. It was believed by his pa- 
rents that he died soon after he went away. 

II. ^ Nancy, b. in Langdon, Oct. 23, 1819 ; m. in Charlestown, N. 

H., 1841 ; four sons. 

III. Valena, b. Walpole, N. H., Jan. 19, 1823, d. there July 8, 

1856 ; m. in Charlestown, 1843, Asahel Putnam of Charles- 
town. Ch. : one son, three daughters, one of whom, Fidelia, 
m. a Mr. Russell of Marlow, N. H. 
359. IV. Edward, b. in Langdon, N. H., May 31, 1828, d. Oct. 7, 1905. 
V. Eliza, b. in Langdon, Sept. 5, 1830, d. there in 1832. 


Preston' Holmes ( George,^ Ebenezer,^ Ehenezer,* Samuel,^ 
John,^ George^). Born in Sharon, May 15, 1788, and died in 
the town of North East, in Penn., Nov. 17, 1857. 

He married (first), in Milford?, N. H., May 22, 1809, Eliza- 
beth Lnnd, born in Williamstown, April 15, 1789, and died in 
Trenton, N. Y., Mar. 25, 1829. f 

He married (second), in Trenton(?), July 4, 1830, Margaret 
Burk, born in Lee, N. Y., 1789, and died there Feb. 28, 1833. 

* Stoddard town record says Nancy Osgood. 

t Mrs. Imogene Cobb says the date of death is Feb. 12, 1829. 


He married (third) in Francestown, N. H., Mrs. Rebecca 
(Whiting) Scoby, born in Walpole?, Mass., Jan. 29, 1835, and 
died in Milton, Wise., July 28, 1854. (Mrs. Imogene Cobb, her 
granddaughter, of Fayette, Iowa, says, Oct. 25. 1854), probably 
granddaughter of George and Experience (Stearns) Allen (see 
George 118). 

Rebecca Allen married (first) a Mr. Whiting. She married 
(second) David Scoby, and married (third) Preston Holmes, her 
cousin. Mrs. Whiting had one child, Desire, who married Leonard 
Cram of GofFstown, N. H. By Mr. Scoby she had one child, 
Susanna Bowers Scoby, who married Allen Holmes (363). 

Preston Holmes was a large, powerful man and applied himself 
to the working of wood. About the time of his marriajje he settled 
in Milford, N. H., where he was a carpenter and a millwright. In 
1817 he moved to Marcy, N. Y., where he established a saw mill 
and cooper shop, but stayed only a few years. From Marcy he 
went to Trenton, N. Y. ; from there to Westfield, N. Y. ; thence 
to the town of North East, in Pennsylvania, just over the border 
from W^estfield. In June, 1843, he moved west and settled in 
Milton, Wisconsin, but at the death of his last wife (1854) he re- 
turned to Trenton, N. Y., where he lived with his son Justin, to 
whom he had sold his farm. 

Children, the first five born in Milford, N. H. : 

I. Sarah Griffix,^ b. Jan. 28, 1811, d. in Whitesboro, N. Y. ; 

m. in Trenton, N. Y., Mar. 13, 1829, Lucics Coombs. 

II. Samuel Butler, b. Sept. 2, 1812, and d. iu Trenton, N. Y., 

Oct. 19, 1840, of consuniptioii ; not married. 

III. George, b. Aug. 11, 1814, d. Dec. 14, 1814. 
360. IV. Justin, b. Feb. 3, 181G, d. Feb. 14, 1878. 

v. Emily, b. Jan. 4, 1818, d. in Titusville, Pa., Nov. 2G, 1890 : m. 
iu Trenton?, N. Y., July 20, 1838, Jeremiah Coombs. 
Emily never had any children but adopted cue of her sister 
Sarah's daughters named Harriet, who m. J. W. Boyle. 

VI. Susan, b. in Marcy, N. Y., Mar. 7, 1820, d. in Spencerport, 

N. Y., May 5, 1899, of a heart trouble; m. in Deerfield, N. 
Y., Apr. 4, 1844, Archibald McIntire, of Scotch descent, 
b. in York, N. Y,, Nov. 14, 1817, d. in Spencerport of a heart 
trouble, Feb. 11, 1902, son of Donald and Sally (Blue) Mc- 
Intire. Children: 1. Daniel Duane Mclntyre, b. in Deer- 
field, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1845, d. in Spencerport, Sept. 2, 1875 ; 
unmarried. 2. Anna, b. Oswegatchie, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1849, 
now living in Spencerport. She is a music teacher and or- 
ganist of the Congregational church. 

VII. Charlotte, b. in Trenton, N. Y., Apr. 18, 1822, d. in Water- 

loo, N. Y, Feb. 21, 1905 ; m. iu Trenton, Sept. 1, 1839, 
Theodore Coombs, a carriage builder, d. in Genesee, N. Y. 
Children: 1. Salem. 2. Delos. 3. Etta. 4. Charles. 

VIII. Hannah Priscilla, b. in Trenton, N. Y., Mar. 13, 1824, d. 

in Titusville, Pa., Mar. 17, 1891, of abscess on the brain ; m. 


in Trenton, Feb. 9, 1840, Nelson Coombs, b. in Flatbush, 
N. Y., June 24, 1815, d. in Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 24, 1902. 
He began business as a carriage builder, but later was a dealer 
in oil and real estate. He and his wife resided, first in Tren- 
ton, afterwards in Batavia, N. Y. In 1843 he moved to 
Koshkonong, later to White Water, Wise, thence to West- 
field, N. Y., and Titusville, Pa. After Mrs. Coombs' death, 
Mr. Coombs went to Buffalo. Children, except Delos, all 
born in White Water, Wise. : 1. Delos Preston Coombs, b. 
in Trenton, Feb. 9, 1843 ; m. in Westfield, N. Y^, May 4, 
1871, Jennie M. Mann; one ch., Adelia Mariann. 2. George 
Nelson Coombs, b. Sept, 17, 1845 ; m. in Erie, Penn., June, 
1877, Surah Jiearn(?) ; three ch. 3. William Marian Coombs, 
b. Oct. 12, 1847, single. 4. Fred 3Iorton Coombs, b. July 2, 
1851 ; m. in Pleasantville, Pa., in May, 1879, May M. Arm- 
strong ; three ch. 5. Ella Frances Coombs, b. May 4, 1853; 
m. in Titusville, Pa., Nov. 8, 1877, Frank A. Jackson of 
Beloit, Wise. ; no ch. 
361. IX. Horace Humphrey, b. in Trenton, Apr. 17, 1826. 

X. Elizabeth, b. in Trenton, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1829, d. in Titus- 

ville, Pa., Sept. 19, 1887 ; m. in Koshkonong, Wise, about 
1848, AzARiAH CooLET, a farmei*, b. in Chittenden, Vt., 
Apr. 6, 1820, d. in San Diego, California, in 1901. They 
resided in Koshkonong until 1868, when they separated; she 
went to Titusville with her youngest child. Mr. Cooley mar- 
ried again, then left his second wife and went to San Diego. 
Children, all born in Koshkonong : 1. James A. Cooky, b. 
Oct. 10, 1849 ; m. in Watertown, Wise, 3Irs. Jennie Green; 
three children. 2. Mary E. Cooley, b. Oct. 15, 1852; m. in 
Tii\\?,\\\\e, V 2k., Philip M. Snyder ; seven children. 3. George 
H. Cooley, b. Dec. 15, 1858; m. in San Diego, Cal. ; three 
children. 4. Anthony P. Cooley, b. Jan. 20, 1862; m. Oct., 
1889, Clara M. Nexoton of Titusville, Pa. 

XI. Nancy Ann, b. in Trenton, N. Y., Mar. 13, 1831, now living 

with her son Charles; m. in Koshkonong, Wise, Apr. 29, 
1845, William Parks Taft, b. in Oneida Co., N. Y., Jan. 
6, 1819, d. in Tunnel City, Wise, .Jan. 31, 1891, of pneumo- 
nia, son of Shazes and Mary (Parks) Taft. Children, all b. 
in Koshkonong, and all except Charles married in Tunnel 
City. 1. Helen Elizabeth Taft, b. Aug. 28, 1847 ; m. Feb. 
26,1871, William W. Fulmer of Oconomowoc, Wise; four 
children. 2. Justin Wheelock Taft, b, Apr. 25, 1849 ; m. Nov. 
20, 1883, Elizabeth Forest of La Grange, Wise ; one child. 
3. Charles Wright Taft, b. Mar. 15, 1851 ; m. in Tomah, 
Wise, Ida E. Crapp of Tomah ; four children, 4, William 
Henry Taft, b. Feb, 5, 1853 ; m, Feb, 28, 1881, Mary E. 
Keller of Tunnel City ; no children. 5, Kate Matilda Taft, 
b, Feb. 4, 1855 ; m. Apr. 10, 1877, John H Gill of Tunnel 
City ; three children. 

XII. Margaret Taft, b. in Lee, N. Y., Feb, 9, 1833, now living 

in Deerfield, N. Y. ; ra. in Deerfield, Oct. 23, 1855, Anson 
Thomas Crosby, a farmer, b. in Deerfield, Dec. 16, 1828, 


son of Isaac and Mary (Jeffords) Crosby. They have always 
lived ill Deerfield. Children, all born and married (except 
Edith) in Deerfield: 1. John Bunnigan Crosby, b. May 23, 
1858 ; m. in luvvood, L. I., Sept. 20, 1888, iVai/ Viola Graft. 

2. Lottie Elizabeth Crosby, b. Oct. 3, 1860; m. Jan. 21, 1885, 
John A. Cook; one child, Edith, now in Hood River, Oregon. 

3. Mary Eliza Crosby, b. Nov. 11, 1863; m. Oct. 18, 1822, 
Charles A. Greene, now (1906) living in Derby, Conn. ; three 
children. 4. Emily Celestia Crosby, b. Nov. 11, 1863; m. 
Oct. 8. 1894, James Sanderson Fuller. 5, Edith Holmes 
Crosby, b. Apr. 24, 1876; single; teaching in Mt. Vernon, 
N. Y. 


Avigiistin' Holmes ( George,^ Ehenezer," Ebenezer,* Sam- 
uel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Sharon, March 8, 1791, and 
died at the home of his son, Ira, in Walpole, N. H., March 7, 
1882, of old age. 

He married in Stoddard, N. H., June 5, 1817, Martha (usu- 
ally went by the name of Patty) Mead, born in Washington, N. H., 
in 1793, died in Langdon, N. H., Dec. 5, 1855, daughter of Thomas 

Augustin, when but a year old, went from Sharon to Stoddard, 
traversing the whole distance in an ox cart. 

He was a shoemaker by trade, but played the violin well, and was 
engaged far and near as a " fiddler," so-called in those days. 

He was tithing man in 1829. 

In 1835 he moved from Stoddard to Langdon, and remained 
until 1871, when he went to Walpole to live with his son Ira. He 
had also lived in Antrim and East Sullivan for a few years. He 
was an eccenti'ic and fun-loving man. 

Children, both born in Stoddard, N. H. : 

I. Mary Almina,M). Sept. 5, 1818 ; d. in Beverly, Dec. 25, 1892; 
m. in Rockingham, Vt., Apr. 4, 1848, Oliver Thorpe 
Cress liY, b. in Bradford, N. IL, Apr. 20, 1823 (but was a 
resident of Lempster, N. II., at time of marriage), d. in Keene, 
N. II., May 7, 1881, son of Nathan and Louisa (Thorpe) 
Cressey. Children : 1. Frederic L'ving Cressey, b. in Alstead(?), 
N. II., June 14, 1850; m. Nov., 1875 (?), Elizabeth Boyden 
Woodbury of Beverly ; one child, d. when three days old. 
2. Estella Frances Cressey, b. in Chester, Vt., in 1853 ; d. in 
1855. 3. Arthur Holmes Cressey, b. Feb. 14, 1851; num.; 
lives in Lynn. 4. Martha Louise Cressey, b. Jan. 18, 1853 ; 
unm. 5. Mary Alice Cressey, b. May 17, 1857 ; m. in Bellows 
Falls, Vt., Aug. 9, 1887, Walter Barr Berkins of Salem. 
Children: Richard Holmes Perkins, b. 1890, and Gordon 
Barr Perkins, b. 1893. 6. Carrie Frances Cressey, b. Bel- 
lows Falls, Vt., Nov. 30, 1861. 
362. II. Ira, b. Feb. 16, 1821 ; d. Feb. 24, 1892. 



* Luke' Holmes {George^^ Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer^* Samuel,' 
Johji,^ George^). Born in Stoddard, X. H., Jan. 6, 1794, and 
died in Milton, Wis., Jan. 22, 1871. 

He married in Stoddard, Feb. 10, 1817," Sally P.* Corey, 
born in Chelmsford, July 3, 1798, and died in Milton, Wis., 
April 7, 1889, daughter of Ezra and Phebe (Parker) Corey. 

Sept. 27, 1819, after his father had deeded the home place to 
Luke, he leased back for life one-half of it to his father (Cheshire 
Co., N. H., Deeds, Vol. 110, p. 412). In 1833 he sold the other 
half to his father (Ibid, Vol. 118, p. 313). About this time he did 
quite a business in teaming to and from Boston. He had several 
four-horse and six-horse teams on the road continually betweien 
Boston and Stoddard. 

In 1841 his son Charles went West, and in 1842 Luke followed, 
and took up government land in Milton, Wis. 
Children, all born in Stoddard, N. H. : 

I. Cyxthia,* b. sometime in 1817, and d. in 1820 from the eflfects 
of burns received when her clothes caught fire from an open 

363. II. Allen, b. Dec. 22, 1818; d. May 16, 1887. 
III. Aarox, b. in 1820 ; d. soon. 

364. IV. Charles, b. Sept. 19, 1823. 
V. Maria, b. in 1825 ; d. soon. 

365. VL Frank, b. Feb. 28, 1828. 

VII. Mahalah, b. Jan. '2S, 1830; d. in IMilton, Wis., Jan. 7, 1871 ; 
m. in Milton, Mar. 7, 1847, Thomas Waudell, son of 
Thomas Stillwell and Rachel (Conklin) Waudell, and brother 
to the wives of Charles (364) and Mancell (367). Children : 
1. Lucy H., b. in Milton, Sept. 14, 1854; m. in Janesville, 
Wis., Apr. 0, 1874, Frank Daggett; three ch., Seymour, 

Edna and . 2. Susan 6'., b. in Koshkonong, Wis., 

Jan., 1860; m. Elmer Daggett; two ch., Zoe and Cynthia, 
both dead. 3. Addie S., b. in Koshkonong, May 12, 1862 ; 
m. there, Nov. 1 9, 1880, Edward Griffith ; three ch.. Pearl, 
Garnet and Ruby. 

366. viii. Albert, b. Jan. 17, 1832. 

IX. Ax INFANT, b. in 1835 ; lived a few days. 

367. X. Mancell Jay, b. Jan. 26, 1837. 


George Edward^ Holmes {George,^ Ebenezer,'' Ehenezer,* 
Samuel,^ John,'^ George^). Born in Stoddard, N. H., Feb. 17, 
1802, and died in Rock Island, 111., Jan. 3, 1872. / 

He married (first) in Lunenburg, Vt., Dec. 7, 1826, Mary 
Moore, born in Lunenburg, July 27, 1808, died in Port Byron, 

• Her middle name may have been Parker or Phebe. 


111., July 21, 1850, daughter of Robert and Rebecca (Allen) 

He married (second) in Port Byron, March 24, 1851 , Laiirain* 
(Addison) Durfee, born in Hopkinton, N. H., Aug. 15, 1805, 
died in Port Byron, Aug. 29, 1896, daughter of George and 
Mercy (Dodge) Addison and widow of Addison Glass Durfee of 
Pennsylvania, who died in Rochester, N. Y., May 2, 1833. JMrs. 
Durfee had two children by her first marriage, but none by her 

Mr. Holmes was a merchant, and lived first in Lancaster, N. H., 
afterwards in Lunenburg, Vt., and St. Johnsbury, Vt. In 1846 
he went to Port Byron, 111., to enter business with George Moore, 
his brother-in-law. He was a State Senator of Vermont, and was 
prominent in church and town affairs wherever he lived. 

Children, all by the first wife, and all born in Lunenburg, Vt. : 

I. Cykthia,^ b. Dec. 1, 1827 ; now (1907) living in Boston ; m. in 

Port Byron, 111., Mar. 8, 1848, Nathaniel Belchek, b. in 
Orford, N. H., Jan. 7, 1804, d. in Port Byron, Aj^r. 10, 1882, 
son of Joseph and Thankful (Baker) Belcher. Children, born 
in Port Byron: 1. A daughter, b. in Oct., 1853. 2. Philip 
Washburn Belcher, b. Jan. 4, 1868 ; d. Aug. 20, 1868. Mrs. 
Belcher has been prominent in literary circles, and has been 
a member of the N. E. Woman's Press Association for twenty 

II. Annette, b. July 24, 1830 ; d. in Rock Island, 111., July 26, 

1900; m. in Port Byron, 111., June 3, 1847, Judge Samuel 
Stephen Guyer, a judge of Rock Island County Court, b. 
^ in Lewiston, Pa., Dec. 26, 1814, d. in Rock Island, Feb. 22, 

1883, of chronic dyspepsia, son of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Levi) Guyer. Children, both born in Rock Island: 1. 
Edward Holmes Guyer, b. Oct. 3, 1853, an attorney of Rock 
Island ; m. Constance Mary Kimball of Paris, Me. Ch., b. in 
Rock Island : i. Alice Frances Guyer, b. Nov. 2, 1888. ii. 
Edward Ransom Guyer, b. Mar. 21, 1891. 2. Annette Guyer, 
b. Aug. 24, 1857; now (190G) living in Kock Island; m. 
June 28, X^^S, James Raicson A7;«6fl// (Edward's wife and 
Annette's husband are brother and sister). No ch. 

III. Ellen, b. Nov. 22, 1831; now (1905) living at Colorado 

Springs; m. in Port Byron, Jan. 17, 1850, Capt. George 
Dodge, b. in Guildhall," Vt., Oct. 13, 1814, d. in Port Byron, 
Apr. 26, 1905, sou of John and Fanny (Belcher) Dodge. 
He was Captain of Co. M, 4th Illinois Cavalry, in the Civil 
War; afterwards a merchant and in the U. S. Revenue ser- 
vice. Children, all born in Port Byron : 1. CVara, b. Dec. 8, 
1850; m. James Clyde Fleming ; one ch. 2. Mary, b. June 6, 
1852; m. in Port Byron, Apr. 16, 1872, I. S. Knowles ; 
twelve ch. 3. Ella, b. July 15, 1857; d. Feb., 1859. 4. 
Willie, b. Feb. 13, 1865; d. Oct., 1865. 

* Spelled Loran on gravestone. 


IV. Clarissa Putnam, b. July 17, 1833 ; d. Port Byron, Apr. 14, 


V. Mary, b. Mar. 11, 1835; now (1905) living in Rock Island, 

111.; m. there, Apr. 16, 1856, Edward Murphy, b. in 
Washington, D. C, in 1825 ; d. in Davenport, Iowa, in June, 
1896. His mother's maiden name was Cheney. Mr. Murphy 
was a Lieutenant in the Mexican War, and was a lawyer by 
profession. Children : 1. Lillie Maria, b. Port Byron, lU.J 
Apr. 3, 1857 ; m. in Rock Island, 111., June 15, 1883, Dr. 
George E. Barth of Rock Island ; one dau., Elizabeth May 
Barth. 2. Lucy Melissa, b. Rock Island, Oct. 30, 1858; 
m. there, June 14, 1883, Eugene Warren Boynton ; four ch., 
George, Lucy, Eleanor and Eugene. 3. George Holmes 
Mwjyhy, b. in Healdsburg, Cal., Nov. 18, 1861 ; m. in Daven- 
port, Iowa, Sept. 16, 1893. 4. Mary, b. in Healdsburg, Cal., 
Jan. 26, 1863; m. in No. Yakima, Wash., in May, 1902. 
5. Porter Edward, b. at Fort Smith, Ark., July 9, 1869 ; m. 
in St. Louis, Mo. 6. JSatalie, b. at Rock Island in July, 

VI. George, b. Dec, 1836?; d. soon. 

VII. Rosette, b. Aug. 13, 1838 ; d. at Port Byron in 1887 ; m. in 

1857, Myron Pratt, who d. in Rome, N. Y., in 1885. No 
record of any children. 

VIII. George, b. 1840 ? ; d. soon. 

IX. Jane, b. Apr. 25, 1842; d. in Port Byron, Feb. 25, 1904; m. 

there, Apr. 25, 1861, Dr. William Hall Lyford, a phy- 
sician and surgeon, b. in Port Byron, Sept. 8, 1836, now 
(1903) living there, son of Jeremiah Hall and Mary Ann 
Weeks (Haines) Lyford. Ch., all but the last b. in Port 
Byron : 1. George Abbott Lyford, b. Sept. 29, 1863 ; d. Aug. 8, 
1864. 2. Grace Rosetta, b. Aug. 4, 1865 ; m. Sept. 13, 1883, 
Frank Byron Shelton, who was b. July 24, 1859; twelve 
children. 3. Charlotte Ellen, b. Dec. 10, 1866; m. Sept. 16, 
1891, James Holliday Boyd, b. Apr. 6, 1858. 4. Edward 
Hall Lyford, b. Jan. 12, 1869. 5. Mary Annette, b. Sept. 25, 
1870; m. July 27, 1894, Qharles Warren Hunt, M.D., b. 
Oct. 29, 1870. 6. Charles Holmes Lyford, b. Oct. 24, 1872. 
7. Florence Cynthia, b. Apr. 7, 1874. 8. Francis Irving 
Lyford, b. Aug. 20, 1875. 9. BuHon, b. May 18, 1877; d. 
Oct. 30, 1878. 10. Lucy, b. Apr. 11, 1878. 11. Bessie, 
b. Aug. 3, 1879. 12. Sarah, b. Mar. 19, 1881 ; d. July 4, 
1881. 13. Ernest Jeremiah, b. Oct. 16, 1882. 14. Edna 
Clarissa, b. in Evanston, 111., Jan. 13, 1886. 

X. George, b. 1844 ; d. young. 


Warren'' Holmes {Ehenezer,^ Ehenezer,^ Ehenezer,* Sam- 
uel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Francestown, N. H., Apr. 6, 
1798, and died at Fort Plain, N. Y., April 7, 1856, of apoplexy. 



He married about 1819, Charlotte Hunt, born in Deerfield, 
N. H., in 1800(?), and died in Hebron, 111., September, 1870, 
of consumption. 

Soon after marriage he had charge of the locks on the Erie Canal 
at Fort Plain, also had a small distillery. He went west on to a 
farm in 1848, but returned to Fort Plain. 

Children, both born at Fort Plain : 

I. Jane,* b. about 1820, d. at Charles City, Iowa, in 1898 ; m. in 

Fort Plain, about ]838, Emerson Canfield. Children: 

1. Sarah, h. 1840, d. in 1882. 2. Waireii, b. 1842. 3. Francis, 
b. 1844. 4. Calvert, b. 1846. 5. Everton,h. 184S. G. Row- 
ena, b. 1850. 7. William, b. 1852, d. 1892. 8. l\fary, b. 
1854. 9. Annie, b. 1856. 

II. RoAVENA, b. July 5, 1822, d. in Hebron, III., Dec. 9, 1871 ; m. 

at Fort Plain iu 1839, Henry Gustavus Ehle, who was 
a contractor with his father for a part of the Erie Canal. 
Ch., the first three born at Fort Plain, the others born in 
Hebron, 111.: 1. Charles Wan-en Ehle, b. Aug. 5, 1840, d. 
Dec. 24, 1904. 2. George Edwin Ehle, b. Dec. 1, 1842. 3. 
Mary Catherine Ehle, b. Aug. 12, 1846; m. -a Mr. Brush. 
4. Jane Ann Ehle, b. Aug. 8, 1848, d. Mar. 5, 1860. 5. Wil- 
liam Henry Ehle, b. Apr. 8, 1852, d. Nov., 1892. 6. John 
Holmes Ehle, b. Feb. 5, 1854, 7. Fannie Adelia Ehle, b. 
June 25, 1856, d. Apr. 1900. 8. Carrie Amelia Ehle, b. 
b. Nov. 5, 1858, d. Sept., 1866. 9. Robert Herman Ehle, b. 
Sept. 31, 1864. 


Samuel' Holmes (^6e)ie,ier,® Ebenezer,^ EbenezeVy* Sam- 
uel,^ John, '^ George^). Born in Francestown, N. H., Dec. 4, 
1799, and died of a hemo^-rhage at Fort Plain, X. Y., in 1857. 

He married about 1854, Catherine Koughnet, born in Johns- 
town, N. Y., in 1803, died in Rochester, X. Y., July 18, 1881, 
daughter of John Peter and Catherine (Norris) Koughnct. 

Children, all born in Fort Plain : 

I. Charlotte,^ b. about 1825, d. in Chicago in 1864; m. in Fort 

Plain, N. Y., Michael Gottry, a currier, who was killed 
in Chicago, in 1857. Ch.. all b. in Utica, N. Y. : 1. Edward. 

2. Charles. 3. Samuel Holmes Gottry, proprietor of a large 
trucking business in Rochester, N. Y., m. in Utica, N. Y., 
May 17, 1878, Julia Geary, oi Elmira, N, Y. ; tench. 7. 
Melvina. 8. Catherine. 

II. Betsey Ann, b. Oct. 1, 1827, d. in Fort Plain, Mar. 23, 1876 ; 

m. iu Palatine, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1845, Bexjajiin Randall 
Russ, a blacksmith, b. in Root, N. Y., Sept. 14, 1822, d. in 
Spencerport, N.Y., July 21, 1899, son of Abraham and Sophia 
(Harper) Russ. Ch., all b. at Fort Plain : 1. Mary Russ, 
b. July 22, 1849, d. as Fort Plain, Apr. 13, 1865. 2. Cath- 


erine Sophia Russ, b. Sept. 27, 1851 ; m. in Rochester, N. Y., 
July 1, 1878, George Coojoer, from Kentucky. Ch. : i. Lula 
Cooper, b. July 10, 1879. ii. Fannie Cooper, b. 1885, d. 
1887. III. Jessie Cooper, b. Mar. 12, 1888. 3. Flora Ann 
Buss, b. May 7, 1857 ; m. Apr. 30, 1881, William C. Moore 
of Connecticut, who d. Aug. 25, 1906 ; one ch., William R. 
4. Herman Russ, b. Jan. 15, 1859 ; m. May 30, 1883, Marian 
Cooper. Ch. i. Grace Russ, d. young, ri. Bessie Holmes 
Russ, b. Oct. 26, 1888. 5. Frank Russ, b. Mar. 5, 1863 ; m. 
Lizzie Cauty of Oswego, N. Y. ; twelve ch. 6. Fannie Brown 
Russ, b. Feb. 1, 1861 ; m. (1) Nov. 4, 1885, John White, who 
d. Jan. 13, 1898. She m. (2) June 24, 1899, William B. 
Ketcheson ; no ch. 

HI. Meltixa Rowena, b. in Oct., 1835, d. in Rochester, N. Y., 
Jan. 12, 1903; m. in 1850. John Samuel Pruyn, b. in 
1824, d. in Rochester, N. Y., May 24, 1897, son of Rhe- 
mier and Eliza Pruyn. Ch., b. in Fort Plain : 1. Edgar 
Ebenezer, b. June 24, 1851 ; m. Charlotte K. Will; three ch. 
2. Edwin, b. 1853, d. 1856. 3. Eudora, b. 1859, d. 1862. 

IV. Harriet,* d. in Rochester, N. Y., Apr. 21, 1878 ; m. there 
James Carpenter ; no ch. 


Luther^ Holmes (Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,* Sam- 
uel,^ John,'' George'). Born in Deering,f N. H., Dec. 22, 1805 ; 
place and date of death not ascertained. 

He married Mary Scott. ^ It is not ascertained if Luther went 
from Deering directly to New York state, but on his arrival he had 
a broken leg, having met with an accident on the journey. 

Children : 

I. Byron,* a physician. One relative says he was never married ; 

another says he is married and has a large family, mostly 
boys. As many as four different adresses have been given 
the writer, as his present residence, but in every case letters 
were returned, unclaimed. He is probably in Wisconsin. 

II. Mary Elizabeth, married George Heth; no ch. 


John^ Holmes {Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,* Samuel,'^ 
John,^ George'). Born probably in the vicinity of Utica, N. Y., 
about 1811. Date and place of death not ascertained. 

He married (first) Sally Slaiitliers. 

He married (second) Lyclia Jones. 

* Harriet may have been born about 1830. 
t The writer is not positive that Luther was born in Deering, but as he was not 
born in Francestown, and as Ebenezer (his father) sold out his holdings in Frances- 
town and moved to Deering in the spring of 1805, to be with his wife's parents, it 
would be natural to assume that Deering was Luther's birthplaee. 


Children : 

368. Cornelius S.* 

(There may have been other children, but the writer has no record. It is 
to be regretted that no more could be obtained of this man. His son 
Cornelius is living but will give no information.) 


Oliver' Holmes (Oliver,^ Oliver," Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ 
John,^ Georgt^). Born in Francestown, N. H., Jan. 8, 1807, 
and died in Boston, suddenly, Sept. 22, 1859, o;f apoplexy. 

He married in Francestown, Aug. 9, 1832, Liicretia Dorr 
Morse, born in Francestown, March 7, 1812, died in Boston, Oct. 
17, 1874, daughter of Mark and Rebecca (Campbell) Morse.* 

About 1830, Oliver Holmes went to Lempster, N. H., thence to 
Henniker, N. H., Lynn and Boston, arriving at the latter. place 
in 1844. He was proprietor of a dry goods store in Boston, on 
Washington St., on a site opposite the present store of Jordan, 
Marsh & Co. 

Children : 

369. I. Oliver Morse,^ b. m Henniker, N. H., Jan. 8, 1834, d. April 

6, 1903. 

Mary Helen, b. in Henniker, Sept. 9, 1836, d. Aug. 31, 1889; m. 
in Boston, Dec. 27, 1869, as his second wife, Reuben Y. 
Jenkins, b. in Scituate, July 7, 1810, d. there. Mar. 27, 
1901, son of Peleg and Mary Thomas (Young) Jenkins. 
Mr. Jenkins m. first, April 14, 1841, Sarah Wales James, 
who d. July 25, 1867. By his first wife Mr. Jenkins had 
one son, George Oscar Jenkins, b. in Scituate, June 6, 1850, 
now (1906) a physician in South Boston. No ch. by the 
second marriage. 

III. Emma Frances, b. in Lynn, Sept. 29, 1843 ; m, in Boston, 
June 8, 1868, Charles Frkderic Gardner, a sea captain, 
b. in New Bedford, Feb. 17, 1838, son of Edward and Zilpha 
H. (Jenny) Gardner. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner have lived in 
Europe most of the time since 1869, principally in London. 
Ch. : 1. Charles Frederic Gardner, b. in London, E^ng., Nov. 
14, 1872, a graduate of Cambridge University, England, now 
(1904) practicing law in Frankfort, Germany ; m. Apr. 21, 
1903, Dora Rudiger of Hamburg, Germany ; one ch., Charles 

♦This Morse Family went from Dedham to Francestown at the time when many 
others went from there and surrounding towns. Mark Morse had a general store, 
built by him in 1814, carried on later by Timothy Gray, also from Dedham, and has 
been lately owned by Daniel B. Tobie. Mark Morse was one of the orif^inators and 
first directors of the Francestown Bank, organized in 1851, and which closed its 
affairs in 1891, Mr. Morse's line is : Samuel} b. in England in 1585, settled in Water- 
town in 1635, afterwards in Dedham; John,'^ b. 1611; Ezra,^ b. 1643; Ezra* 
b. 1671 ; John,^ b. 1703 ; John,'^ b. 1727 ; Timothy,'' b. 1769 ; was in the Revolution, 
also in Shay's Rebellion, and was captain in the militia and went to Francestown 
in 1789 ; Mark,^ b. Dedham in 1789. 


Frederic Gardner, 3d, b. Feb. 7, 1904. 2. Lyman Holmes 
Gardner, b. in London in 1877, d. there, Jan. 19, 1894. 
IV. Anna AVebster, b. in Boston, Mar. 24, 1847 ; m. there, June 
1.5, 1870, Jacob Flint Bourne, b. in Cohasset, Jan. 18, 
1836, d. in Dorchester, May 26, 1901, son of Thomas and 
Clara L. (Pratt) Bourne.* Ch., both b. in Boston: 1. Ed- 
ward Campbell Bourne, h. Oct. 30, 1871; unm. (1904.) 2. 
Harrison Gardner Bourne, b. Mar. 17, 1873 ; m. in Arling- 
ton, .June 15, 1899, Edith Lilian Sawyer, b. Feb. 22, 1875, 
dan. of Dr. Albert J. and Emma B. ( Carrier ]f*"^wyer of 
Cambridge. No children (1904). 


^ Sanford' Holmes {Ichahod,^ Enochy" Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ 
John,^ George^). Born in Francestown, N. H., in 1808, and 
died in Walton, N. H., Oct. 10, 1879, of cancer. 

He married, in l848,^Eiiieliiie Robiiisoil Twitchell, born 
May 3, 1814, in Shrewsbury, Vt., and died of a disease of the 
heart, Jan. 3, 1894, in Peterboro, N. H., daughter of Daniel and 
Polly (Appleton) Twitchell of Dublin, N. H. After marriage they 
lived in Francestown, near the soap stone quarries. They were 
divorced in 1858, she resuming her maiden name, also causing her 
son to take the name of Twitchell. 

She married (second) Deacon Avery M. Clark of Peterboro, 
N. H. He had grown-up children by the first wife, but none by 
the second wife. Sanford Holmes was a horse trader, and it i&said 
a good one. 
One child : 
I. Frank M.,^ born in Francestown, N. H., Feb. 5, 1849, and is 
now (1904) living in Bennington, N. H., under the name of 
Twitchell; m. (1) Mary PI Richardson, who d. in Ben- 
nington, Sept. 16, 1892, dau. of Malachi and Tamison Rich- 
ardson of Dublin, N. II. He m. (2) Keziah C. Owen of 
Hillsboro, N. H. He has three children : 1. Emma Flor- 
ence.^ 2. Bertha L. 3. Kate G. The two elder ones are 


^Lewis^ Holmes {Ichabod,^ Enoch,'' Ehenezer,* Samuel^^ 
John,'' George"). Born in Francestown, N. H., May 16, 1811, 
and died in Warner, N. H., Aug. 1, 1876. ^ 

He married in Bradford, N. H., April 19, 1838, Mittie Os- 
good, born in Hopkinton, N. H., Jan. 1, 1813, died there of 
paralysis, March 20, 1891, daughter of Levi and Miriam (Barn- 
ard) Osgood. 

* Mr. Bourne was of Maj'flower descent in line of Thomas Bourne who settled in 
Marshfield in 1635. 


While in Francestown he was commander of the Francestown Lio-ht 
Infantry, said to be second to none in the state. It was organized 
in 1818 and disbanded in 1844. 

When still a young man he left Francestown and settled in War- 
ner, where he became prominent. He was a selectman for many 
years and took great interest in town affairs. He was a successful 
farmer, cattle drover and trader and died rich. He owned at one 
time the Raymond Hotel at Bradford, N. H. The Registry of 
Deeds shows many transactions in land in Bradford in 1861, 1864 
and 1865. He owned and operated the saw and grist mill at Mel- 
vin's Mills (in town of AV^arner), his principal farm being in that 

Children : 

I. 'Sarah Ann,* b. in Francestown, Mar. 11, 1839, now living in 
Contoocook, N. H. ; m. in Bradford, N. H., Mar. 5, 18G4, 
Henry Pierce "Wright, a locomotive engineer, b. in Brad- 
ford, Jan. 18, 1841, d. in Contoocook, Apr. 5, 1885, sou of 
Joshua and Emily (West) "Wright. Ch. : 1. Stella Grace 
Wright, b. in Bradford, Dec. 10, 1864; m. in Contoocook, 
June 20, 1880, Herman A. Dow, a prosperous farmer of War- 
ner ; two ch. 2. Frank Lewis Wright, b. in Newport, N. H., 
Apr. 26, 1876, d. Feb. 17, 1893. 

370. " II. Oilman Durell, b. in "Warner, Nov. 29, 1842. 

371. III. Mason, b. in Warner, Nov. 26, 1845. 


David' Holmes, Jr. (JDavid,^ Enoch^^ Ebenezer^* Samuel,' 
John,' George^). Born in Francestown, N. H., in 1812, and 
died in Boston previous to 1845. His wife was Mary A.T . 

He was short and stout, had brown hair, hazel eyes, and was of 
quiet disposition. A man of whom his relatives know very little. 
No children. 


Harrison' Holmes (David,^ Enoch," Ebenezer,* Samuel,' 
John,^ George^^. Born in Francestown, N. H., Sept. 1, 1815, 
and died in Stoddard, N. H., May 17, 1865, of dropsy. 
N He married (first) in Antrim, N. H., July 10, 1842, Charity 
Maliala Burt, born in Bennington, April 27, 1822, died in 
Stoddard, May 30, 1857, daughter of Jacob S. and Charity 
(Dodge) Burt. /' 

He married (second) in Stoddard (?), in August, 1858, El- 

'vira Barrett, born in Stoddard, Dec. 12, 1888, now (1906) 

living in Greenfield, N. H., daughter of Jabez and Martha (Kit- 

tredge) Barrett. Mrs. Holmes married (second) Cyrus Adams 


of Washington, N. H., who died June 4, 1885. By Mr. Adams 
she had one child, Elbridge Hiram Adams, born in Stoddard, 
Oct. 6, 1868, and married in Walpole, N. H. 

Mr. Hohnes was a carpenter, and lived soon after marriage in 
Antrim, N. H., afterwards in Stoddard. He was short, of stocky 
build, had brown hair and eyes, was rather quiet and very indus- 

Oct. 1, 1847, he bought of John B. Wallace " A piece of land 
on the Keen Road," as the deed states. 

Children, the last four born in Stoddard, N. H. : 

I. Susan Frances,* b. in Antrim, N. H., July 5, 1844; m. in 
Hancock, N. H., Nov. 26, 1864, Albert Bacon Lawrence, 
b. in Newburyport, Dec. 30, 1844, son of Edwin and Mary 
(Ranney) Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence was in the 4th Mass. 
Cavalry, Co. K, and went with Gen. Butler on his expedition 
to Bermuda Hundred, and was in the fight before Petersburg 
and Richmond. He now lives in Bennington, N. H., where 
he is superintendent of Ex.-Gov. Goodell's knife manufactory. 
Ch., both b. in Antrim (?) : 1. Edith Lillian, b. Apr. 16, 
1870 ; unm. ; a music teacher ; graduate of the New England 
Conservatory of Music, 1894. 2. Marion Frances, b. Sept. 4, 
1886; d. Mar. 27, 1893. 

372. II. Henry David, b. in Antrim, May 23, 1846. 

III. Anna Jane, b. in Nelson, N. H., May 31, 1848; d. in Harris- 

ville, N. H., in the autumn of 1870, of consumption ; m. in 
Nov., 1868, Everett Chandler. No children. 

IV. Edna Mahala, b. in Stoddard, Oct. 26, 1850 ; d. there, Jan. 

29, 1854. 

V. Charles Harrison, b. in Antrim, Mar. 31, 1853; d. there, 

Oct. 16, 1853. 
Yi. Franklin Harrison, b. Dec. 19, 1856; d. in Stoddard, Aug. 

10, 1862. 
VII. Hamilton, b. Mar, 9, 1859 ; drowned June 15, 1873. 

373. VIII. Jefferson Alonzo, b. June 27, 1861. 

374. IX. George McClellan, b. Jan. 31, 1864. 


^ Henry' Holmes {David,^ Enoch,^ Ehenezer,* Samuel,"^ 
Johriy^ George^). Born in Francestown, N. H., in 1817 (?), and 
died in New Orleans in the autumn of 1854, where he had gone 
for his health. 

The administrator of his estate sold at auction, in Antrim, N. H., 
to Luther S. Curtice, part of the dower of Henry (called Henry D. 
in the record) ^Holmes in the estate of Anna D. Wallace (his 
mother). , 

He married Jane , who died in The Old Ladies' Home 

in Boston about 1895. No children. 



Almon^ Holmes {Jabez,^ Jr., Jabez,' Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ 
Johyi,^ George^). Born in Francestown, N. H., Nov. 27, 1816, 
and died there, Nov. 28, 1840. , 

He married in New Boston, N. H., Oct. 4, 1838, Anna Maria 
McCurdy of Lowell. 

Children, born in Francestown : 

I. Adeline J.,^ b. Aug. 18, 1839 ; d. Sept. 10, 1839. 

II. Sarah Adelaide, b. Oct., 1840 ; d. 1856. 


Hiram' Holmes {Nathan,^ Eliphalet,' Joseph,* Samuel,^ 
John,^ George^). Born in Stowe, Vt., Feb. 24, 1812, and was 
living in 1900 in California, some say at Selma, some say at San 
Jo8^. Inquiries at those places did not secure any satisfactory 

He married at Morristown, Vt., in Sept., 1860, Angusta 
Hale, born in Boxford in 1836, died in California in 1885, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Martha (Reed) Hale. 

Hiram Holmes went to California and became successful ; so 
successful that his relatives have not heard from him. Nothing is 
known about his children, except that he had a daughter : 
Anna,® b. in Vermont. 


Joseph' Holmes {J^athan,^ Eliphalet,^ Joseph,* Samuel,^ 
John,^ George^). Born in Stowe, Vt., Nov. 1, 1823, and died in 
San Diego, Cal., in June, 1893, of cancer of the stomach. 

He married in Stowe, May 18, 1848,1 Esther R* 3Ioody, 
born in Stowe, May 18, 1830, died in San Diego, May 28, 1900, 
daughter of William and Denere (Weld) Moody. 

Mr. Holmes was a farmer, and lived in Stannard, Vt., a few 
years after marriage, moving into Wisconsin in the fall of 1854, 
where he hved until 1889, then moved to San Diego. 

Children, the first three born in Stannard, Vt., the others bom 
in Randolph, Wis. : 

Milton Victor,® b. Nov. 20, 1849; d. Mar. 1, 1905. 

Walter Harrison, b. Mar. 18, 1851 ; d. June 4, 1898. 

Willis jEROnrE, b. Apr. 15, 1853. 

Everett Nathan, b. Apr. 15, 1855. 

Allie Victoria, b. Mar. 20, I860; lives in Coronado, Cal.; 

Percy Joseph, b. Aug. 28, 1863. 
Gertude Esther, b. in Sept., 1866; d. in Randolph, Wis., in 

Feb., 1870. 

* No middle name ; she used the letter R. 















Joseph Lewis' Holmes {Eliphalet,^ Elij)halet,^ Joseph,'^ 
Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in that part of Attleboro that 
is now called "The Holmes Neighborhood" in North Attleboro, 
April 11, 1828, and died there, June 29, 1889. 

He married in Attleboro, Sept. 10, 1854, Charlotte Day- 
Robinson,* born in Attleboro, Dec. 3, 1828, and died there, 
June 29, 1889, daughter of Ezra G. and Wealthy Robinson. 

Mrs. Holmes was a preacher in the Society of Friends for fifteen 

Mr. Holmes was a farmer, and on April 14, 1862, bought the 
homestead of his father, consisting of forty-four acres, for $2500. 
This was bounded on the east by land of John Pray, Caleb Paine 
and George Haven ; on the south by Mr. Paine and Mr. Cushman ; 
on the west by James Holmes and others, and on the north by 
Augustus Holmes, James Holmes and others. 

Children, all born in that part of Attleboro now known as "The 
Holmes Neighborhood " in North Attleboro : 
380. I. De Losse Irvixg,^ b. Dec. 10, 1855. 

II. Harriet L., b. Apr. 30, 1859 ; m. in N. Attleboro, Sept. 10, 

1879, George Everett Snow, a jeweler, b. in La Grange, 
Me., now living in N. Attleboro, son of Wilbur Le Roy and 
Sarah (WhitejSnow, Cli., all b. in N. Attleboro: 1. Wil- 
hur Le Roy Snoiv, b. May 30, 1880. 2. Charlotte Louise 
Snow, b. Sept. 25, 1882 ; m. Apr. 24, 1901, Barry L. Smith, 
now (1905) living in Chicago. 3. 3Iaud Evelyn Snow, b. 
July 14, 1886 ; m, Nov. 24, 1905, Joseph Ralph Moore, a 
printer. 4. Josephine Snow. 5. Mabel L-ene Snow, b. Aug. 
21, 1894. 6. Dewey Snow, b. May 14, 1897. 

III. Mabel Day, b. Aug. 27, 1861 ; d. in Cumberland, R. I., Sept. 

25, 1898 ; m. in Attleboro, June 6, 1883, James W. Risk, 
an insurance agent, b. in Rowley, Aug. 15, 1848. No chil- 

IV. Josephine Elizabeth, b. Mar. 12, 1869; d. July 9, 1887. 

V. Alice Walcott, b. Nov. 25, 1871 ; m. in Providence, Oct. 23, 

1894, Fred Slyfield, b. in England, Mar. 18, 1868. No 


Charles Fales' Holmes {James, ^ Eliphalet,^ Joseph^* 
Samuel,^ John,' George^ ) . Born in " The Holmes Neighborhood," 
N. Attleboro, April 9, 1823, and died there, April 21, 1900. 

He married in Foxboro, Oct. 17, 1855,^ Julia Hartshorn, 
born in Franklin, Nov. 4, 1827, died in "The Holmes Neighbor- 
hood," Aug. 25, 1898, daughter of Seth Lawrence and Lydia 
(Paddock) Hartshorn. 

* Town record says she was born in China, Me. 


Mr. Holmes was a merchant in Attleboro twenty years, first in 
the dry goods business as Knapp & Holmes, afterwards in the 
grocery business as Holmes & Cheever. When his parents died he 
moved on to the old homestead in " The Holmes Neighborhood," 
where he carried on the farm for twenty years. 

Children, all born in North Attleboro : 

I. James Lawrence,^ b. June 1, 1858 ; d. in N. Attleboro, Oct. 

27, 18G0. 

II. Cora Estelle, b. Aug. 4, I860; unm. 

380| III. Perot Gilbert, b. Mar. 13, 1864; d. Aug. 27, 1890. 


Eliphalet SanforcF Hobiies (Augustus,^ Eliphalet,^ Jo- 
seph,* 8amuel,'' Jolin,^ George"). Born in the "The Holmes 
Neighborhood," N. Attleboro, Oct. 2, 1826, and died in Lincoln, 
Nebraska, June 9, 1907. . 

He married in Pawtucket, R. I., Dec. 10, 1848, Mary Eliza 
Arnold,' born in Pawtucket, Oct. 3, 1832, died there, Dec. 25, 
1866, of inflammation of the bowels, daughter of James and Eveline 
(Merchant) Arnold. 

Mr. Holmes was a machinist and in business. He went to Illi- 
nois in 1850, but returned to Pawtucket in 1854. In 1869 he 
went back to Illinois and in the fall of 1884 moved to Nebraska, 
settling in Lincoln in 1899. 

Children, the first two born in Tiskilwa, 111., the others born in 
Pawtucket, R. I. : 

Frank^ Eugene, b. April 7, 1852, 
James Augustus, b. May 9, 1854. 
Byron Spencer, b. May 27, 1855. 

George Milton, b. Dec. 11, 1856. Went west in 1884 for 
his health ; returned to Pawtucket in 1888, where he is now 
living (1907). He never mai'ried. 
384. V. William Sanford, b. Jan. 27, 1860. 


William Augustus' Holmes {Augustus,^ Eliphalet,^ Jo- 
seph,* Samuel,^ John,'' George^). Born in "The Hohnes Neigh- 
borhood," N. Attleboro, Nov. 9, 1832, and died there. May 28, 
1859. ^ 

He married in Taunton, in May, 1854, Frances Briggs, born 
in Taunton, Nov. 9, 1835, died there, Jan. 6, 1892, daugliter of 
Shepard P. and Ann Jane (Presbrey) Briggs. Mrs. Holmes mar- 
ried (second) George Dix of Taunton. 

Mr. Holmes had a special desire to run a locomotive, but said 
he never would until he thoroughly understood every part of its 
construction ; so he went into the Taunton shop and learned how to 
build one, then obtained a good position. No children. 










Frank Harrison' Holmes {Harrison,^ Eliphalet,^ Joseph* 
Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in North Attleboro, Apr. 21, 
1840, and is now (1906) living in Los Angeles, California. 

He married (first), in Minneaphlis, Minn., Sept. 22, 1865, 
Ellen Eliza Harmon, born in Lee, Maine, Jan. 15, 1844, and 
died of naarasmus, in Minneapolis, June 3, 1902, daughter of Dea- 
con Allen and Charlotte (Boobar) Harmon. She was one of the 
five women who founded Bethany Home in Minneapolis, of whieh 
she was a prominent official from the date of its organization until 
her death. For nearly a score of years she was an unfailing weekly 
visitor to this institution, where on a midweek afternoon she con- 
ducted religious services and led the Bible teachings. Mr. Holmes 
was also a worker in the church with his wife. 

Mr. Holmes married (second), in San Francisco, Cal., May 21, 
1904, Christina Margaret Ward, born in Boston, Dec. 25, 
1859, daughter of Chandler Howard and Christina (Mclntyre) 

Mr. Holmes went from Attleboro in October, 1861, and engaged 
in the flour milling business in Minneapolis and became prosperous. 
After the death of his first wife, he took his daughter to California 
for her health, where he met his second wife. Mr. Holmes was 
two years in the army of the rebellion as a civilian at Second Army 
Corps under Gen. Hancock. 

Children, born in Minneapolis : 

I. Addie May,^ b. Sept. 22, 1881, d. in Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 
16, 1904, of pulmonary tuberculosis. 
385. II. Harry Luther, b. Oct. 17, 1883. 


Willard Robinson' Holmes {Leonard,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,* 
Samuel,^ John,^ 6reor^e'). Born in Foxboro, April 29, 1825, 
and died in Providence, R. I., Aug. 15, 1902, of old age. 

He married in Providence, Sept. 13, 1845, Cynthia Ann 
Jencks, born in Providence, Feb. 19, 1829, now (1906) living 
there with her son Joseph, daughter of Stephen B. and Cynthia 
(Whelden) Jencks. 

He was a granite and marble dealer in Providence. 

Children, all born in Providence : 

I. Emma Frances,* b. Dec. 11, 1849, d. in Providence, Dec. 17, 


II. Ida Louise, b. June 20, 1852 ; m. in Providence, Jan. 16, 

1870, John Artemas Ward, b. in Amityville, N. Y., Oct. 
8, 1848, son of Henry and Relief (Parks) Ward. Ch., all 


b. in Providence : 1. Alice Louise Ward, b. June 20, 1876. 
2. Willard Fairfield Ward, b. Feb. 14, 1879. 3. Lillian 
Holmes Ward, h. Nov. 20, 1883. 
386. III. Frank Willard, b. Nov. 4, 1855. 

IV. Joseph Lincoln, b. May 20, 1861 ; unm. 

V. Charles Edwin, b. Apr. 21, 1865 ; unm. 


Cyrus* Holmes {Ezra,'' Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nathaniel,* Eh- 
enezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Dudley, Apr. 17, 1818, 
and died in Ludlow, Illinois, May 7, 1886. » 

He married in Princeton, 111., May 2, 1841, Calista Bennett, 
born in Chardon, Ohio, Feb. 12, 1820, died in Ludlow, Jan. 28, 
1890, daughter of Clark and Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Bennett. 
She was just the person to be the wife of a pioneer, for she could 
do all the work that a man could do and bear children besides. In 
one instance she followed the plough all day, turning the furrows 
with the foot like a man, and at ten o'clock of that same night gave 
birth to a bouncing healthy boy. 

When the family was broken up (see Ezra 137) Cyrus was taken 
to Stoughton, where he lived with his uncle Hezekiah Gay. At 
twenty-one, he, in company with a Mr. Davenport (probably of 
Milton) went to Illinois, traversing the whole distance by a horse 
team. He had one hundred dollars in his pocket on arrival. 

His first venture was a mail contract from the Illinois River into 
Chicago. From his earnings he put all possible into land, a plan 
which he kept up nearly all through life, buying and selling thou- 
sands of acres, which made a rich man of him. The last few years 
of his life he was under guardianship, for he was giving away his 
money faster than it accumulated. 

Like his father, grandfather, aunts and other relatives, he gradu- 
ally took on the religious mania, imagined himself to be a second 
Christ and that his mission was to preach . He did preach in many 
cities in the eastern states ; in Boston and Baltimore he was stoned 
in the streets. He was not disconcerted at this, saying that the 
first Christ suflTered the same sort of persecution and he must do the 
same. While under guardianship he was allowed a good round 
sum from his estate, which went mostly for traveling expenses and 
religious gifts. 

Children, all born in Pittsburg, Illinois, except Lee : 

I. Lee,« b. in Hennepin. 111., Apr. 17, 1842, d. there Apr. 26, 1842. 
387. II. William Clark, b.Mar. 4, 1843, d. Aug. 17, 1892. 

III. Mart Ethel, b. Sept. 11, 1844, d. in Pittsfield, 111., Aug. 31, 


IV. Alice Palmira, b. Dec. 15, 1845, d. in Champaign, III., June 

16, 1900, of dropsy ; m. in Lincoln, 111., Apr. 12, 1868, John 


Early, a farmer, b. in Kildare Co., Ireland, Feb. 4, 1844, d. 
in Ludlow, 111., Jan. 19, 1890. Ch., all b. in Ludlow : 1. 
Calista Anna Early, b. Aug. 10,1869; m. in Livingstone, 
Montana, July 1 6, 1895, Colonel * Lewis, b. in Ludlow, Dec. 
12, 1873, son of William and Jane (McCartay) Lewis; no 
ch. 2. Julia Estella Early, b. Feb. 23, 1871. 3. Alice 
Emily Early, b. Apr. 10, 1873 ; m. (1), Dec. 15, 1891, Henry 
John Anim of Urbana, 111., b. in Normal, 111., Sept. 2, 1866, 
d. in Ludlow, Oct. 3, 1892, son of John C. and Hannah (Dil- 
lon) Amm. She m. (2), Dec. 23, 1893, Albert Lewis Carter, 
of Gifford, 111., b. in Batavia, Ohio, May 25, 1862, son of 
Isaac and Caroline (Talley) Carter; three ch. : i. Florence 
Henrietta Amm. ii. Albert William Carter, iii. Kennedy 
Dale Carter. 4. Cyrus John Early, b. Sept. 16, 1875, d. 
Apr. 23, 1895. 5. Levina Rose Early, b. Jan. 10, 1878; m. 
July 20, 1895, Orrin TJiomas Pitts, of Lexington, Montana, 
b. in Gifford, 111., June 8, 1873, son of Thomas and Esther 
(Ross) Pitts; two ch. : i. Goldie Pearl Pitts, ii. Cecil 
Early Ross Pitts. 6. 3Iary Ethel Early, b. Jan. 7, 1880, d. 
July 15, 1880. 7. Raleigh Priest Early, b. Sept. 9, 1881, d. 
Aug. 18, 1890. 8. Leslie Clark Early, b. July 15, 1883. 
9. Joseph Ennis Early, h. A^r. 10, 1885. 10. Charles Wil- 
liam Early, b. Sept. 16, 1887, d. Apr. 12, 1895. 

V. Eunice, b. Aug. 2, 1847 ; d. in Estherville, Iowa, May 4, 
1906; m. in Ludlow, Sept. 14, 1871, Oliver Dillon, b. in 
Dillon, 111., Oct. 24, 1849, now living (1907) in Estherville, 
son of James and Sarah Meredith Dillon. Ch., all b. in Lud- 
low, HI. : 1. Hai-vey Greer Dillon, b. Aug. 31, 1872 ; m. 
Dec. 28, 1898, Harriet Hurst of Roberts, 111. Ch., one son 
and one daughter. 2. Harriet Sophia Dillon, b. Dec. 22, 
1874; m. Mar. 11, 1896, William L. Hall oi Saybrook, 111.; 
three daughters. 3. Nettie Regula Dillon, b. Oct. 18, 1876; 
m. in Ludlow, in .June, 1901, Charles Urban of Gibson City, 
111. 4. Lettie Mabel Dillon, h. Dec. 19, 1878; m. in May, 
1899, Charles L. Hall, brother to William L. Hull, who m. 
Harriet Sophia ; ch., one son and one daughter. 5. Alberta 
Dillon, b. June 14, 1884, unm. (1907). 6. Deborah Ann Dil- 
Jon, b. Aug. 19, 1888. 

VL Lois, b. Mar. 18, 1849 ; m. in Ludlow, IlL, Oct. 10, 1872, 
Davis Meredith Dillon, b. in Taswell Co., 111., May 16, 
1851, now living (July, 1907) in Taunton, Minn., brother to 
Oliver Dillon, who m. Eunice. Ch., except the eldest, b. in 
Ludlow: 1. Oliver Davis Dillon, b. in Nevada, Mo., Dec. 
29, 1873 ; m. Oct. 10, 1895, Cora Woodbury, who d. in 1898 ; 
no ch. 2. William Elmer Dillon, b. July 16, 1875; d. in 
Ludlow, Oct. 23, 1880. 3. Lillie Regula Dillon, b. Dec. 23, 
1877. 4. Pearl Garfield Dillon, b. Oct. 20, 1879; m. in 
Marshall, Minn., Sept. 12, 1903, Ella Christian Johnson. 
Ch., I. Merle Raymond Dillon, b. July 17, 1904. ii. Erma Dil- 
lon, b. Sept. 1, 1905; d Oct. 11, 1905. in. Marian Dillon, 
b. Dec. 21, 1906. 5. Mortie Ray Dillon, b. Oct. 22, 1882, 

* This is his christian name, not a title. 


now signs his name R. M. ; m. in Marshall, Minn., Feb. 8, 
1906, Clara Lavinia Adams ; one ch., Theodore Earl Dillon, 
b. Sept. 28, 1906. 6. Guy Billon, b. Apr. 19, 1886. 7. 
Harlie Dillon, b. Apr. 5, 1888. 

388. VII. JoHX HoDGEN, b. May 22, 1851. 

VIII. Abby Desire, b. July 2, 1853 ; m. in Ludlow, Nov. 5, 1878, 
Samuel Lewis Harnet, of Ludlow Co., in Eminence, Ky., 
July 20, 1856, son of John and Harriet Eleanor (Wood) 
Harnet. Mr. Harnet has a fine stock farm at Kaukapee, 111., 
where he raises Shetland Ponies. Also has a summer resort 
connected, where are seven cottages and a hotel. Ch. : 1. 
Louisa Idaline Harnet, b. in Ludlow, Nov. 13, 1879. 2. 
Shirley Lamar Harnet, b. in Ludlow, Apr. 24, 1881. 3. 
Dale Sanborn Harnet, b. in Gibson, 111., Aug. 6, 1895. 

389. IX. Ezra Luther, b. May 31, 1855. 

390. X. Cyrus January, b. Jan. 19, 1857. 

391. XI. George Gray, b. Jan. 22, 1859. 

XII. Lucy Regula, b. July 13, 1862 ; m. in Mahomet, 111., Oct. 18, 

1888, John Dennie Scott, a contractor, b. in Mahomet, 111., 

Nov. 25, 1860,.sou of James Johnson and Susan Ann (Mar- 

_^ tin) Scott and brother to the wife of her brother Ezra (389). 

1. Ethel Fern Scott, b. in Mahomet, July 21, 1889. 2. Clar- 
ence Virgil Scott, b. in Champaigne, 111., June 28, 1891 ; d. 
Oct. 16, 1893. 3. Agnes Ehnira Scott, b. in Ludlow, Mar. 

2, 1893. 4. Lloyd Johnson Scott, b. in Mexico, Missouri, 
Jan. 13, 1895. 5. Susan Calista Scott, b. at Young's Creek, 
Mo., Sept. 21, 1896. 6. Lyle Avery Scott, b. at Young's 
Creek, Mo., Aug. 5, 1899. 7. Harold Avon Scott, b. in Ur- 
bana, Dec. 11, 1905. 


Charles Henry* Hobnes {Samuel^'' Scunuel,^ Smmiel,^ 
JSTathuniel,* Ebenezer,^ N^athaniel,'^ George^). Born in Milton, 
June 14, 1824, and died in the Massachusetts General Hospital, 
Boston, March 21, 1891, of bronchitis. y 

He married in Dorchester in November, 1853, Susan Thomp- 
son, born in jNlilton, Oct. 8, 1820, died in Mattapan, March 23, 
1891), of bronchitis and debility, daugliter of Asa and Mary A. 
(Howard) Thompson. Her body was cremated at Forest Hills. 
She was a school teacher, and had charge of all the schools in 
Readville for four years, beginning in 1839. She enjoyed an ex- 
cellent academic and special instruction under the direction of Dr. 
Codman. Siie was for four and one-half years teacher in what is 
now the Tileston School of Dorchester, beginning in 1844. 

Mr. and Mrs. Holmes lived together until April 4, 1857, in 
Boston and Milton. Soon after that date she sued for divorce, on 
grounds of desertion and not providing for her sustenance. He 
defjiulted, and she was given a divorce and custody of the child, 


with alimony of $52 per year, payable semi-annually (Norfolk 
Supreme Court, Vol. 20, p. 2). 

Mrs. Holmes married (second) William Jones of Boston. 

One child : 

392. Charles Thompson Holmes,' b. in Milton, July 24, 1854. 


John Edward* Holmes {Elisha,'' John,^ Samuel,' Nath- 
aniel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,' George^). A bootmaker. Born 
in Stoughton, Aug. 4, 1829, and died there, Nov. 8, 1860, of 

He married in Stoughton, Jan. 21, 1850, Liucy Jane Britton, 
born in Easton, March 23, 1833, daughter of Joshua and Nancy 
(Field) Britton. 

Mrs. Holmes married (second) in Stoughton, Aug. 11, 1864, 
Hosea Young Fuller of Union, Me., son of Daniel D. and Mary 
(Young) Fuller. 

One child : 

Ellen Maria Holmes,® b. in Stougliton, June 21, 1851 ; d. 
Nov. 7, 1852. 


^ Erastus Nathaniel" Holmes' (JVaMaw^e/,' Ebenezer,^ 
Samuel,^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born 
in Percy, N. H., May 1, 1812, and died in AYorcester, March 4, 
1885, of pneumonia. v 

He married in Dorchester, May 9, 1833, Rosanna Porter, 
born in Prospect, Me., in 1814, died in Worcester, Aug. 15, 1894, 
of apoplexy, daughter of Simeon and Susan (Tufts) Porter. 

When quite young Erastus moved from Percy, N. H., to Mont- 
pelier, Vt., with his father; later (about 1820), they both went to 
Worcester. About 1860 he went to Washington to take charsre 
of a certain piece of work for the government. After that he was a 
few years in Baltimore, then a few years in Vineland, N. J., return- 
ing to Worcester about 1870. He was Chief of the Worcester Fire 
Department for a number of years soon after his return. 

He was quite a builder ; many of the best houses in Worcester 
were built by him, as was the well-known Mechanics Hall. There 
are thirty transactions in land in Worcester on record in the Wor- 
cester County Registry of Deeds, in the name of Erastus Holmes. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 
393. I. Edwin Sanford," b. Feb. 28, 1834. 


II. Emeline Porter, b. Oct. 25, 1835 ; d. July 13, 1847, of a 
spinal trouble. 

394. III. Albert Nathaniel, b. Mar. 25, 1839. 

IV. John Tdfts, b. Sept. 11, 1841 ; d. Aug. 20, 1843, of scrofula. 

V. Sarah Cutler, b. Jan. 27, 1844 ; m. in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 1, 

1864, Charles Fitzhenry Turner, a passenger conductor 
on the Pennsylvania R. R., b. in Manchester, N. H., Oct. 7, 
1843, now (1906) living in Buffalo, N. Y., son of John 
Milton and Margaret Ann (Barstovy^) Turner. Ch. : 1. Rose 
Margaret Turner, b. in Corry, Pa., Nov. 23, 1868 ; m. in 
Buffalo, Nov. 16, 1891, William Findlay Rumberger Patterson, 
of Pittsburg, Pa; one ch. 2. Bessie Barstow Turner, b. in 
Corry, Pa., July 19, 1870 ; d. there, Feb. 4, 1873. 3. Charles 
Frederic Turner, b. at Brocton, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1874; m. in 
Buffalo, July 19, 1896, Mary B. Stewart, of Toronto, Can. ; 
one ch. 

VI. Ella Maria, b. Feb. 25, 1846 ; now living in the house that 

was her father's, in Worcester; m. in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 8, 
1864, Charles Augustus Bartlett, b. in Worcester, 
July 28, 1838, son of Jonas and Mary (Burnett) Bartlett. 
Ch., all b. in Worcester : 1. Charles Albert Bartlett, b. Nov. 
21, 1870; m. in Worcester, June 24, 1903, Maria Adelaide 
Avery of Cooper's Mills, Me. ; no ch. 2. Mary Emma Bart- 
lett, b. Aug. 15, 1873; d. Oct. 24, 1873. 3. George Bartlett, 
b. June 12, 1875 ; d, Aug. 12, 1875. 4. Sadie Holmes Bart- 
lett, b. Jan. 2, 1880. 
vn. Mary Emeline, b. Dec. 9, 1850; d. Mar. 2, 1862. 

395. VIII. Erastus Willis, b. Sept. 19, 1854. 

IX. Jennie, b. Jan. 3, 1859 ; d. the same day. 


^ George® Hobiies {Ehenezer,'' Ebenezer,^ Samuel,^ Nath- 
aniel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Dorchester, 
Jan. 21, 1822, and died probably March 8, 1864. 

He married in Dorchester, Jan. 1, 1850, .Eliza Lingley of 
Eastport (?), Me. 

He o\vned real estate in Dorchester before marriage ; he was a 
building mover until the Civil War, when he enlisted in Co. H, 
39th Regt. Mass. Vols. He was reported missing May 8, 1864, 
after the battle of the Wilderness. 

Children, both born in Dorchester : 

I. Anna Gertrude,^ b. Jan. 3, 1851 ; married and lived in New 

York ; no children. 

II. Adelaide Farrington, b. Sept. 28, 1860; m. in Dorchester, 

in April, 1887, her cousin, Edavard Lawrence Knavp, son 
of Hannah Paul (Holmes) Kuapp. See v. under Ebenezer 
(142). No children. 



Charles® Holmes {Ehenezer,'' Ebenezer,^ Samuel,^ JSTath- 
aniel,* Ebenezer,^ J^athaniel,^ George^). Born in Dorchester, 
Dec. 14, 1823, and died in Somerville, Aug. 18, 1887. 

He married in Quincy, Sept. 8, 1850, Elizabeth S. Cordis, 
born in Truro in 1832, died in Somerville at the residence of her 
son William, daughter of Giraud* and Priscilla (Knight) Cordis. 
While in Quincy, Mr. Holmes M-as lieutenant of the Quincy com- 
pany, M.V.M. 

He was a tinsmith, and did a prosperous business in Quincy until 
he suffered greatly by fire. In 1864 he started business again in' 
Somerville, which is now being carried on by his son William Boyd 
Holmes. He was a man of sterling integrity, a Mason and an Odd 

Children, the first two born in Quincy : 

I. CoRDFXiA Elizabeth,^ b. Aug. 31, 1851; m. in Somerville? 
July 23, 1879, Frank Boardman Brown of Boston. One 
cli., Benjamin Holmes Brown, b. in Boston, Sept. 9, 1879 ; 
m. Jail. 1, 1901, Mabel F. Skinner. Ch. : i. Eleanor Board- 
man Brown, ii. Raymond Skinner Brown, b. May 22, 1904. 

396. II. William Boyd, b. Dec. 6, 1854. 

397. III. Charles Albert, b. in Cambridge, Aug. 13, 1860. 


Henry Campbell* Holmes {Ehenezer,'' Ebenezer,^ Sam- 
uel,^ Nathaniel,'^ Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel^^ George^). Born in 
Dorchester, Sept. 13, 1827, and died in South Boston, Dec. 29, 
1876, of tuberculosis. 

He married in Boston, Jan. 17, 1851, Martha Pratt of Wey- 

She married a second time, and, it is said, went to Canada. • 

Mr. Holmes was in the trucking business in Boston. 

Children, born probably in Boston : 

I. George Henry,^ b. Aug. 15, 1853. 

II. William A., b. June 4, 1858. 


Samuel Ambrose^ Holmes {Ebenezer,'' Ebenezer,^ Sam- 
iiel,^ Nathaniel,'* Ebenezer,^ JSFatlianiel,' George^). Born in 
Dorchester, Feb. 23, 1835, and now lives there (1904). 

He married in Boston, June 19, 1862^•Georg:ianlla Brig- 
ham, born in Boston, March 12, 1844, daughter of Charles and 
Fidelia ( ) Brigham. 

* Giraud Cordis "was born in Bordeaux, France, but came to this country early in 
life, and was on board an American privateer during the War of 1812. 


Mr. Holmes was in the Civil War, in Co. E, 44th Eegt. ]\Iass. 
Vol's, from August, 18G2, until June, 1863. He was in the De- 
partment of North Carolina. 

Children : 

398. I. Fredkric Ambrose,® b. in Boston, Feb. 18, 1863. 

II. Xellie Clara, b. in So. Boston, Sept. 21, 1865; d. in Boston, 

Aug. 29, 1867. 

III. Frank Augustus, b. in Boston, Dec. 15, 1868. Chocolate 

maker; unni. (1905). 

399. IV. Charles Herbert, b. in Boston, Mar. 23, 1870. 

V. William Brioham, b. in So. Boston, Mar. 1, 1875; d. there, 

Dec. 15, 1878. 

VI. Edwin Arthur, b. in So. Boston, Dec. 14, 1876. Is with the 

Pullman Parlor Car Co.; unm. (1905). 


Walter* Holmes (Ebenezer,'' Ehenezer,'^ Samuel,' JSFath- 
aniel,^ Ebenezer,^ N^athaniel,^ George^). Born in Dorchester, 
Dec. 6, 1841, and is now living at the Soldiers' Home in Chelsea. 

He married in Boston, Jan. 1, 1865, Sarah F. Clark, born 
in Boston in 1844, daughter of Joseph and Amelia Clark. 

Mr. and Mrs. Holmes were divorced in 1890 ; she married again, 
and went to Pennsylvania. 

]\Ir. Holmes was in the Civil War, enlisted in 1862 as carpenter 
in the navy, and served one year. He was a pianoforte maker by 

Children, all born in Dedham : 

I. Robert,^ b. May 18, 1867 ; d. May 22, 1867. 

II. Mabel Louisk, b. Sept. 21, 1868; d. June 4, 1876. 

III. Ernest Walter, b. Dec. 7, 1871 ; d. Jan. 16, 1872. 

IV. An infant, b. June 28, 1878 ; d. same day. 



Robert Thaxter* Holmes {Ebenezer,'^ Ebenezer,^ Samuel,^ 
JSI^athaniel ,* Ebenezer,^ jyat/ianiel,' George^). Born in Dor- 
chester, June 11, 1844, and died there, May 4, 1865, of consump- 
tion, caused by exposure in a rebel military prison. 

In 1862 he enlisted in Co. H, 37th Regt. Mass. Vol's, and after 
having served two years was taken prisoner at a point on the 
Welden li. li. by a party of rebels disguised in U. S. uniforms, 
and taken to the infamous Salisbury, N. C, prison, where he was 
confined seven months.* He lived to reach home, but died six 
weeks after. 



James Fisher^ Holmes {Fisher,'' Ebenezer,^ Samuel,^ 
JSTathuniel,* Ebenezer,'^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Mont- 
pelier, Vt., April 21, 1833, and is now (1904) living in Burling- 
ton, Iowa. 

He married in East Montpelier, Feb. 13, 1856, Prussia 
Marion Hill, born in East ^lontpelier, Feb. 11, 1837, died in 
Barre, Vt., Aug. 18, 1878, daughter of Philips and Elvira (Dodge) 
Hill. ' 

Mr. Holmes was a carpenter and builder ; lived in Montpelier 
mostly while a young man, but the principal part of his married 
life was spent in Barre, Vt., until his removal west in 1885. He 
was sergeant in the 1st Vt. Light Battery in the Civil War, and 
served from Dec. 9, 1861, until Aug. 10, 1864. He was at Port 
Hudson, at New Orleans under Butler, and in the Red*E,iver ex- 
pedition under Banks, and at one time was forty-eight days under 

Children : 

I. Allison Henry,^ b. in Montpelier, Oct. 13, 1857 ; drowned in 
E. Montpelier in August, 1865. A number of boys were in 
swimming, and Allison was dressing, when Charles Thorn, a 
boy visitor, pulled Allison into the water, and both were 
Homer Theran, b. in Stowe, Vt., Aug. 12, 1860. 
Edavin James, b. in Barre, Vt., July 27, 1865. 
Ulysses Merrill, b. in Barre, Dec. 14, 1868. 
Charles Chamberlain, b. in So. Barre, Vt., Oct. 5, 1872. 

Edward Otis^ Holmes {Otis,'' Ehenezer,^ Samuel,^ Na- 
thaniel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Dorchester, 
Feb. 5, 1830, and died in Maiden, July 8, 1893, of a kidney 

-- He married, in the Baptist Church in Maiden, Oct. 7, 1855, 
Mary Hill Bredeen, bom in Maiden; died there, Dec. 27, 
1877, daughter of Samuel H. and Martha Bredeen. 

In 1858, Mr. Holmes started in the heavy hardware business in 
East Boston. This was the foundation of the well known estab- 
lishment of Holmes & Blanchard, now in Boston proper. 

He moved his residence to Maiden in 1860, where he became 
prominent in the town's interests. He was a member of the Con- 
gregational Church ; chairman of selectmen for many years. When 
Maiden became a city, he was one of its first aldermen and contin- 
ued so for a number of terms ; was afterwards street commissioner. 
It was he who introduced water service into Maiden. 










Children, all bom in Maiden : 

404. I. Ed\7ard Otis,' Jr., b. Aug. 2, 1862. 

n. Maky Louise, b. July 4, 1864; m. in Maiden, June 18, 1885, 
Walter Claflin Cady, b. in Xew Loudon, Conn. ; Jul}'^ 10, 
1860, now living in Brookline, sou of Martin K. and Sarah 
(Way) Cady. Mr. Cady is treasurer of the Holmes & Blan- 
chardCo. Ch. : 1. Walte7- Holmes Oady, h. in MiMen, May 2, 
1889. 2. Ansel Cady, b. in New London, Conn., July 30, 

405. III. William Arthur, b. Nov. 15, 1867. 


Rev. Henry Martyn^ Hobnes ( Otis,'' Ehenezer,^ Samuel,^ 
Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,'^ George^). Born in Dorches- 
ter, Dec. 13, 1832, and died in Provincetown, Feb. 19, 1907, of 
la grippe. ^ 

He married in Princeton, May 1, 1867, Elizabeth Wibler, 
born there, Mar. 9, 1835, daughter of Ivory and Elizabeth (Howe) 

Mr. Holmes served as field agent in the lower department of the 
Cumberland during the Civil War. He was a Congregational 
clergyman, a graduate of Andover Theological Seminary. His first 
call was at Lunenburg, Vt. After that he has had pastorates in 
Southboro, Mass. (at time of his marriage), Greenwich, N. Y., 
Ayer, Mass., Bartlett and Rye, X. H. 

In 1892, Mrs. Holmes went to Germany with her daugh- 
ters, mainly to perfect the younger one in language and music. 
They are now (1907) settled in Northampton, to be near Smith 
College, where the daughter is an instructor on the violin. 

About 1900, Mr. Holmes retired from the ministry. 

Children : 

406. I. KiRK^ Wilder, b. in Greenwich, N. Y., Apr. 6, 1869. 

II. Elizabeth Wilder, b. in Benson, Vt., Feb. 25, 1870; m. in 

N. Y. City, in Mar., 1896, Fredric Haight, b. in San Jose, 
California, in 1869. Mr. and Mrs. Haight are now separated. 
One ch. : Rebecca Haight, b. in Chicago, 111., Dec. 20, 1898. 

III. Rebecca Preston, b. in Benson, Vt., June 12, 1871 ; unmar- 

ried. She is a professor of music at Smith College, North- 


Henry Cornelius® Hobnes {BarziUai,'' Ehenezer,^ Samu- 
el,'' Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in what 
is now East Montpelier, Vt., Dec. 16, 1842. 

He married in Berlin Corner, Vt., July 4, 1866, Clara Alex- 
ander, born there, Vt., Sept. 8, 1841, daughter of liobert and 
Abigail (Waters) Alexander. 


Mr. Holmes was a farmer and for many years had a farm in East 
Montpelier. Since 1898 he has been proprietor of the Union House 
in Montpelier. 

Children ; 

I, Dora Belle,' b. in E. Montpelier, Aug. 12, 1868; m. in 

Montpelier, Sept, 7, 1890, Reuben C. Butler, b. at Cape 
May, N. J., Mar. 31, 1869. They reside in Waltham. ^ No 
children (1905). 

II. Genevieve, b. in Montpelier, Mar. 12, 1878 ; m. in Montpelier, 

April 12, 1897, C4eorge Hubbard Wilder, a music dealer, 
b. in Montpelier in 1869, son of George W. and Maria (Hub- 
bard) Wilder. One eh. : Robert Holmes Wilder, b. in Mont- 
pelier, Feb. 8, 1900. 


William Amos* Holmes {Barzillai^'' Ebenezer," Samuel* 
Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in that part 
of Montpelier, Vt., that is now East Montpelier, May 10, 1849. 

He married in Haverhill, Mass., Oct. 11, 1879, Mary Han- 
nali Scott, born in Hollis, Me., May 18, 1852, daughter of James 
and Ann (Dearmot) Scott. Mr. Holmes is a butcher, and in 
early life was in Lawrence. He is now proprietor of a slaughter 
house in Montpelier, Vt. 

Children, except the eldest, born in Montpelier, Vt. : 

I. Warren Edavin,^ b. in Lawrence, May 9, 1882. 

II. Fred Harold, b. Feb. 12, 1S88. 

III. Ralph Malcom (twin), b. Dec, 18, 1891. 

IV. Raymond Chandler (twin), b. Dec. 18, 1891. 

V. Herman Harrison, b. Nov. 25, 1892. 

264 ^ 

Cai>t. Robert Pierce^ Holmes {Leiois,'' Philijp,^ Philip,* 
Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Wren- 
tham, Jan. 1, 1819, and died there, June 1, 1856. 

He married in Wrentham, Feb. 5, 1851, 'Anna Maria Ho- 

bart, born in Foxboro, July 20, 1822, died in Wrentham, Dec. 
9, 1905, daughter of Henry and Ann (Briggs) Hobart. 

Capt. Holmes was a master mariner and made deep water voyages. 
While master of the ship Cygnet he was presented a silver pitcher, 
heavily embossed, by one of the passengers in token of his tender 
care and attention to her, she being an invalid. 

Capt. Holmes' last voyage was in the ship " The Living Age," 
which was wrecked in the China Sea in 1855, a graphic account 
being given in the Boston papers at the time, also revived in the 
Boston Sunday Herald of May 19, 1907. The Living Age was 


on Pratas Reef for thirty-six days, but before she went to pieces, 
all hands managed to reach an island where they stayed twenty 
days before relief came. Mrs. Holmes went through this trying 
ordeal with her husband. 

Capt. Holmes never recovered from the hardships endured in this 
wreck and died in a few months after reaching home. 

No childi'en. 


Abraham® Holmes, Jr. {Abraham,'' Philip,^ Philip,^ 
Nathaniel* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Stough- 
ton, Aug. 11, 1821, and died near Readville, Dec. 2, 1877. He 
was overseer on the estate of John Huntington Wolcott, father of 
the late Ex-Governor Wolcott, in Milton. Mr. Holmes had been 
into Boston to draw money to pay the help, and by not returning on 
time it was supposed at first that he had been robbed, but subse- 
quent inquiries showed that he had taken a wrong train, obliging 
him to walk back on the track after dark to Readville. On the 
way he fell from a bridge into the Neponset River and was drowned. 
His body was never recovered. After fourteen years disappearance 
his widow was granted a pension, her husband having served his 
country in the Civil War, in Co. I, 38th Mass. Regt., as a nurse 
in field hospital work. i 

He married (first) in Boston, June 8, 1850, Mary Morse 
^Williams; born in Concord, Vt., Nov. 5, 1829, died in Milton, 
Oct. 4, 1854, daughter of James and Harriet (Pratt) Williams of 

He married (second) in Boston, Oct. 14, 1855, Prudence 
Ishami Grant, born in East Concord, Vt., Oct. 6, 1832, now 
(1906) living with her son AValter in Mishawaka, Ind., daughter 
of Ira and Lydia Angier (Williams) Grant and cousin to her hus- 
band's first wife. 

Children, all born in Milton, except Clara Esther : 

I. Makt Ella,^ b. Mar. 29, 1851 ; now (1905) liviug in Day- 
ton, Ohio ; m. in Milton, Nov. 9, 1872, George Allward 
IIarxed, a farmer, b. in Fredericton, N. B., Dec. 14, 1842, 
son of Nelson and Mary ( Davis) Harued. Mary Ella lived 
with her grandfather in Milton until 1878, when her husband 
bought a farm in Milton, afterwards the " Plympton Place," 
in Foxboro, going west in 1903. Mr. Harued was active 
in ])olitic8 and held some town office most of the time. 
Children, all b. in Milton : 1. Allward Holmes Harued, b. 
Aug. 27, 1874; d. in Milton, Mar. 31, 1895. 2. Ralph De 
Forest Harned, b. June 3, 1880. 3. Ruth Ella Harued, b. 
Oct. 28, 1885; d, in Foxboro, Apr. 19, 1903. 4. Rolajid 
Nelson Harned, b. Dec. 1, 1886; d. in Milton in July, 1887. 
i07. II. Robert Pierce, b. Dec. 15, 1856. 


III. Clara Esther, b. in East Concord, Vt., Mar. 12, 1860; d. in 

Towusend, Vt., Nov. 17, 1897 ; m. in Stoughton, Feb. 8, 
1893, James Dunbar Davenport, a florist of Milton, who 
d. in Bucyrus, Oliio, June 14, 1900, where he had gone to 
live with his bro.-in-law Walter G. Holmes. He was son of 
Nathaniel T. and Sarah (Dunbar) Davenport. No children. 

IV. Laura Frances, b. Nov. 26, 1866; m. in E. Concord, Vt., 

Sept. 9, 1884 ; Frank Grant Powers, her cousin, b. in 
Dalton, N. H. (just across the Connecticut River), Jan. 9, 
1867, son of Thaddeus and Dorcas Nichols (Grant) Powers* 
(His mother was sister to his wife's mother.) They have 
always lived in E. Concord, where their children were born. 
1. Laura Gwendoline, b. Aug. 11, 1885. 2. Frank Grant, 
Jr., lived one day. 
408. V. Walter Grant, b. Aug. 13, 1869. 


' Ira® Holmes (^6ra/m?>i,'' Philip,' Philip,^ Nathaniel,* 
Ehenezer ,'^ Nathaniel ,^ George'''). Born in Milton, August 22, 
1827, and died in Taunton, Jan. 24, 1860. 

He married in Boston, Feb. 1, 1849, jit. Ann Maria Powell, 
born in Medway, June 1, 1835,* now living in Fall River (1907) 
daughter of Robert Henry and Sophia Elizabeth (White) Powell. 
She married (second) in Rochester, N. Y., Charles A. Boardman, 
born in Taunton. No children by the second marriage. 

Mr. Holmes went to Taunton to live, a few years before mar- 
riage, and was employed at Reed & Barton's silver ware works. 

Children, all born in Taunton : 

I. Anna Maria,® b. Jan. 11, 1851 ; m. in Taunton, Dec. 20, 

1870, George James Little, b. in Newport, R. I., May 
18, 1849. Ch., born in Taunton : 1. Lillian Gertrude Little, 
b. Mar. 14, 1872 i m. in Lowell, Nov. 28, 1894, Thomas 
Watson. 2. Mabel Holmes Little. 

II. Emma Laurette, b. Nov. 29, 1852; m. in Taunton, June 27, 

1878, William Cummings, b. in Canaan, Vt., Mar. 14, 1844 ; 
d. in Fall River, Apr. 26, 1903. No children. 

III. Lizzie Walcott, b. Dec. 9, 1859 ; m. in Denver, Coh, Aug. 

18, 1881, Aliston Horace Quimby, b. in Newport, Me., 
June 29, 1850. Ch. : 1. Percival G. Quimby, b. at Colorado 
Springs, Col., May 12, 1882; m. in Fall River, Oct. 2, 1902, 
Maude Eudora Slade. 2. Grace Estella Quimby, b. in Chama, 
New Mexico, Oct. 11, 1890. 


Clement* Holmes {Nathan,'' Mather,^ Philip,^ Nathaniel,* 
Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in East Stoughton, now 

* It will be observed that these dates made Mrs. Holmes a bride at thirteen and 
one half years of age, but said dates were furnished by Mrs. Holmes herself. There 
is no record of her marriage in Boston. 


Avon, Nov. 8, 1805, and died in Sharon, June 5, 1837. Buried 
in Dry Pond Cemetery, Stoughton. , ^ 

He married in Easton, Jan. 18, 1827, Silence Keith, born 
in Bridgewater in 1802, died in Sharon, Dec. 12, 1832, daughter 
of Francis and Melinda Keith. 

One child : 

Harriet Frances,^ b. in Stoughton, Aug. 2, 1830 ; d. in Sharon, 
May, 1837. 


"' Elijah' Holmes {Nathan,'' Mather,' Philip," N'athaniel,* 
Ehenezer* Nathaniel,^ George^). Born on "Holmes' Hill," in 
East Stoughton, now Avon, June 24, 1807, and died in Lynn, 
Nov. 23, 1889. 

He married in Stoughton, Aug. 6, 1841, Martha Lee (Moul- 
ton) Lewis, born in Moultonborough, N. H., April 16, 1815, 
died in Lynn, Feb. 19, 1895, daughter of Samuel Perkins and Su- 
sanna (Washburn) Moulton, and widow of Joseph C. Lewis, who 
died in Moultonborough in April, 1837. 

Mr. Holmes was a shoe tool manufacturer and went to Lynn 
when a young man and built up a successful trade in shoe dies and 
tools of his own design. ]Many of the principal shoe cutting tools 
in use at^the present time are of his invention. 

Children : 

409. I. Mather Hinckley,' b. in Stoughton, Mar. 29, 1843. 

410. II. Elmer Moulton, b. in Lynn, Oct. 1, 1845. 

411. III. Frederick, b. in Lynn, Feb. 14, 1854. 



Bradforcr Holmes (Nathan,'' Mather," Philip," Nathan- 
iel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,"^ George^). A farmer. Born on 
"Holmes' Hill," East Stoughton (now Avon), Aug. 26, 1813, and 
died in Sharon, Feb. 4, 1884, of a liver trouble. 

He married, in Stoughton, July 4, 1841, Harriet Hyde 
Alexander, born in Chesterville, Me., Oct. 30, 1896, daughter 
of Benjamin and Hannah (Sewall) Alexander. 

Mr. Holmes lived in Stoughton a few years just after marriage, 
then moved to North Easton, where he stayed for twenty years ; 
the remainder of his life was spent in Sharon. 

March 28, 1881, he willed the homestead and all personal prop- 
erty to his wife Harriet ; fifty dollars to his daughter Mary, and all 
remaining to his son William. "Will proved Mar. 26, 1884. (Nor- 
folk Probate, vol. 151, pp. 32.160.) 


Children, all born in North Easton, except Mary Ellen : 

I. Mary Ellen,^ b. in Stoughton, July 18, 1842; m. in' Sharon, 

Apr. 28, 1859, Jeremiah Milton Leonard, b. in Stough- 
ton, Nov. 18, 1836, d. there Feb. 22, 1875, son of Hiram and 
Rebecca Gay (Bracket) Leonard. Ch., the first two b. 
in Sharon, the others b. in Stoughton : 1. Carrie Frances, 
b. July 20, 1860; m. in Sharon, June 28, 1879, Walter Mor- 
ris Russell, son of George and Martha (Tilden) Russell. Ch. : 
I. "Walter LeRoy Russell, b. May 6, 1884. ii. Helen Leon- 
ard Russell, b. May 16, 1891. 2. Harriet Ann Leonard, b. 
Dec. 14, 1862 ; m. Oct, 1, 1881, Edgar Mason Russell, brother 
to Walter M. Russell ; no ch. 3. Hiram Bradford Leonard, 
b. Nov. 21, 1865 ; m. Nov. 21, 1888, Addie Trash Sanderson, 
dau. of Converse Francis Sanderson. Ch. : i. Milton Fran- 
cis Leonard, b. Stoughton, Nov. 18, 1889. ii. Ruth Cald- 
well Leonard, b. Pawtucket, R. L, Dec. 11, 1894. 4. Emily 
Rebecca I^eouard, b. Dec. 4, 1868 ; in. in Stoughton, Dec. 19, 
1891, Seth Alvah Wales, son of Seth and Dora (Williamson) 
"Wales ; no ch. 5. Jennie Milton Leonard, b. June 17, 1875 ; 
m. in Canton, Nov. 2, 1902, George Spalding, son of Jesse 
and Sarah B.(Dav) Spalding ; one ch : Howard Parker Spald- 
ing, b. Jan. 20, 1904. 

II. Twins, not named, b. and d. the same day in 1844. 
412. III. William Bradford, b. May 8, 1847. 

IV. George Mortimer, b. Jan. 27, 1849 ; d. in Sharon, May 15, 
1869, of bilious fever. 

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Francis^ Hobnes {Nathan,'' Mather,^ Philip,^ JSfathaniel,* 
Ehenezer,* Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in East Stoughton, now 
in the bounds of Avon, May 2, 1816, and died in Concord, N. H., 
Jan. 25, 1885, of apoplexy. t 

He married in Hingham, July 2, 1843, Abigail Bradford 
Hinckley^ his cousin, born in Boston, Mar. 22, 1823, died in 
Concord, N. H., Nov. 22, 1905, of old age and asthma, daughter 
of Joseph and Sylvia (Holmes) Hinckley of Boston. (See Sylvia, 

For a number of years Francis wa^ engaged in the charcoal busi- 
ness in Stoughton, marketing his ow^n product in Boston. As vv^ood 
became scarce and high he moved into New Hampshire, settling in 
Hooksett in 1845, near Martin's Ferry. Here he stayed, with the 
exception of a few years residence in Allenstown, until 1859, when 
he moved to Concord, N. H. 

He was in the Civil "War, mustered into service Sept. 9, 1861, 
in Co. E., Ist Regt. N. H. Sharpshooters. He was discharged 
Mar. 9, 1863, through sickness contracted in southern swamps. 
He is buried at Martin's Ferry. 


Children : 

I. Abbie Frances,' b. in Boston, May 8, 1844 ; d. in Hooksett, 

Sejit. 23, 1847. 

II. Bradford Hinckley, b. in Boston, Nov. 13, 1845. Was in 

Co. E., 7th N. H. Regt. and was killed at Fort Wagner, S. C, 
July 18, 1863. 

III. ZiLPHA Isabel, b. at Martin's Ferry, in town of Hooksett, N.H., 

Oct. 4, 1847 ; m. in Fisherville, now Peuacook, July 5, 1864, 
Darius King Bean, b. in Meredith, N. H., Dec. 16, 1839, 
son of Luther William and Sarah (Stanton) Bean. Ch. : 1. 
Nathan Francis Bean, b. iu Dunbartou, N. H., June 25, 
1865; m. in Tilton, N. H., Sept. 30, 1886, Josephine Hamel. 
Ch. : I, Eugene Frank, ii. Frederic Gilbert, in. Mabel 
Ora. IV. Florence Maud. 2. Arthur Wendell Bean, b. in 
Concord, N. H., Mar. 30, 1867 ; m. in Bedford, IMass., Chris- 
tina of Norway . no ch. 3. Mary Abigail Bean, b. 

in Hopkinton, N. H.,"^Mar. 29, 1869; m. in tilton, N. H., 
June 10, 1886, Daniel Smith Colley, b. in Lisbon, N. H., 
July 11, 1857; d. in Bedford, Mass., Dec. 2, 1898, son of 
William and Lucinda (Smith*) Colley. Ch. : i. Albert 
Sumner, ii. Rosella Mabel, in. Dora May. 4. Bradford 
Horace Beaii, b. in Concord, N. H., June 20, 1871 ; d. there 
July 16, 1872. 5. Luther William Bean, b. in Concord, July 
14, 1873; d. in Bedford, Apr. 25, 1893. 6. Howard Gran- 
ville Hinckley Bean, b. in New Hampton, N. H., Aug. 18, 
1875 ; m. in Roxbury, Laura Leiois, b. Feb. 26, 1878, dau. of 

■ and Mary Alice (Eagles) Lewis of Truro, N. S. ; no 

ch. 7. Edwin Manley Bean, b. in New Hampton, Aug. 25, 
1877 ; m. in Wilmington, Mass., June 26, 1904, Marie Adelle 
Corey, dau. of Charles A. and Mary Ella (Lane) Corey of 
Bedford. 8. Charles Herbert Bean, b. in New Hampton, 
Mar. 14, 1881 ; d. in Tilton, N. H., July 19, 1881. 9. George 
Henry Bean, b. in Northfield, N. H,, June 25, 1883; d. in 
Tilton, Nov. 30, 1886. 10. James Albert Day Bean, b. in 
Tilton, Nov. 1, 1885. 11. Arlminio Isabel Bean, b. in North- 
field, Dec. 19, 1890. 

IV. Horace Fisher, b. in Hooksett, N. H., Aug, 14, 1849. Never 

married. Is now (1906) in the employ of the Abbot, Down- 
ing Co., of Concord, N. H. 

V. Sylvia Elizabeth, b. in Hooksett, Oct. 6, 1850; m. in Bos- 

ton, Sept, 8, 1878, James Sadler, b. in England ; one ch., 
Daisy Rose Sadler, b. in Concord, N. II., Jan. 4, 1880. 

VI. Theodore Wendell, b. in Hooksett, Sept. 16, 1852 ; d. there, 

June 11, 1854. 

VII. Maria Clark, b. in Hooksett, Dec. 23, 1854, now (1907) 

living in Concord, N. IL, unm. 

VIII. Alice Theoda, b. in AUenstown, N. IL, Feb. 6, 1857; m. in 

Concord, N. H., Apr. 18, 1888, Alfred Eugene Chase, 
son of A. M. and Sarah J. (Green) Chase. Ch., both b. in 

♦ Smith was not her maiden name ; she was a widow. 


Concord: 1, Jesse Ernest Chase, h. July 6,1889.' 2. Clarence 
Earl Chase, b. May 15, 1893. 

IX. Eliza Rolfe, b. in Concord, Mar. 19, 1860; d. there, Dec. 9, 


X. Dora May, b. in Concord, Dec, 9, 1864; m. there (1) July 

22, 1888, as his second wife, Charles Curtis Corey, b. in 
Groton, Mass., Mar. 19, 1816 ; * d. in Bedford, May 14, 1893. 
She m. (2) in Lynn, Jan. 28, 1900, her cousiu Elmer Moul- 
TON Holmes (410), b. Oct. 1, 1845, son of Elijah (268) and 
Martha (Lee) Holmes of Lynn. No children by either mar- 

. 271 

Wadsworth^ Holmes (JVathan," Mather,^ Philip,^ Na- 
thaniel,* Ebenezer,^ JSfathaniel,'^ George^). Born in Stoughton, 
Sept. 16, 1818, and died there Aug. 18, 1900. 

He married in Stoughton, Sept. 29, 1839, Eliza Ann ToTver, 
born in Stoughton, Oct. 16, 1822, and died there, Jan. 27, 1885, 
daughter of Washington and Rebecca T. (French) Tower. 

Mr. Holmes was a machinist and a life-lono^ citizen of Stoughton. 
He was Noble Grand of the Stoug-hton Lodo^e of Odd Fellows in 
1877. He did his share in increasing the labors of the census taker, 
and did not believe in race suicide. 

Children, all born in Stoughton, except (vii.) Eliza Maria. 

I. Ann Eliza,« b. Feb. 3, 1841 ; d. June 18, 1842. 

413. II. Berthier Wadsavorth, b. Sept. 9, 1842. 

III. James Albert, b. Mar. 9, 1844; d. Sept. 12, 1844. 

414. IV. Herbert Oscar, b. April 16, 1845. 

V. Orlando, b. May 7, 1846; d. Aug. 15, 1846. 

VI. LuELLA Ann, b. Aug. 23, 1847 ; m. in Stoughton, Dec. 6, 

1865, James Leighton Belcher, b. in Canton, Feb. 19, 
1840, son of Sardis and Evelyn B. (Leighton) Belcher of 
Stoughton. Mr. Leighton is a successful shoe last manu- 
facturer in Stoughton, was iu the Civil War, serving three 
years in the 5th U. S. Cavahy, and participated in eighteen 
pitched battles, including Antietam, the Wilderness and Gettys- 
burg. Ch., b. in Stoughton : 1. Hiram Ellsworth Belcher, b. 
Apr. 15, 1867; m. Sept. 27, 1888, Mary Elizabeth Capen, 
dan. of John and Alvera (White) Capen of Sharon. One 
eh., Helen Alvera Belcher, b. in Stoughton, Apr. 17, 1890. 
2. Nettie Maria Belcher, b. June 26, 1874; d. Feb. 8, 1887. 
vii. Eliza Maria, b. in Lynn, Feb. 8, 1849 ; m. in Stoughton, 
Apr. 19, 1868, Hiram Randall, b. in North Easton, July 

*Thi8 is not a mistake in the date, he "was three times the age of the bride at mar- 
riage. Mr. Corey was son of Aaron Corey who owned part of the stage line between 
Groton and Boston. Mr. Charles C. Corey went to Bedford in 1831 ; m. there (1) 
Nov. 27, 1839, Hannah A. Lane, dau. of Job Lane, and by her had three ch. : 1. 
Elizabeth Adelaide, m. Ai EoUins. 2. Charles Andrew, m. Mary Ella Lane. 3. 
George W., d. young. 


26, 1841, son of Lemuel and Mary Ann (King) Randall. 
Ch., b. in Stoughton : 1. Hiram Lemuel Randall, b. May 15, 
1870; m. in Stoughton, Mar. 15, 1890, Gertie C. Kling- 
strom, b. Mar. 8, 1871, in Orebro, Sweden. Ch., b. in 
Stoughton : i. Carl Wadsworth Randall, b. Sept. 25, 1891. 
II. Gladys Olivia Randall, b. Dec. 23, 1872. 2. Ernest 
Elijah Randall, b. May 27, 1874 ; m. 3Iary Fleming Corbett, 
of Folly Village, in town of Londonderry, Nova Scotia, 
born Jan. 17, 1870. Ch.. b. in Stoughton: i. Ruth Arline 
Randall, b. June 14, 1898. ii. Priscilla Frances Randall, 
b. July 8, 1900. iii. Hazel Violet Randall, b. Dec. 26, 
1901. 3. Eva Chestman Randall, b. Oct. 31, 1877; m. in 
Stoughton, Norman Mills Dyer, b. in North Stoughton, Mar. 
19, 1877 ; one ch., Norman Chestman Dyer, b. in North 
Stoughton, Nov. 21, 1899. 4. Lester Thurston Randall, b. 
June 2, 1879. 5. Sarah Maria Randall, b. June 14, 1883. 

415. Till. Charles Erxest, b. Aug. 25, 1850. 

IX. Laura Jane, b. Oct. 21, 1851 ; d. Nov. 13, 1851. 

X. Edrich Toaver, b. Jan. 10, 1853; d. July 10, 1853. 

416. XI. Henry Joseph Gardner, b. Mar. 9, 1856. 

417. XII. Nathan Albert, b. June 21, 1858. 

418. xm. Eldon Forrest, b. May 31, 1860. 

XIV. Lizzie Elfreda, b. Apr. 15, 1864; m. in Stoughton, Sept. 22, 

1892, William Henry Eagles, b. in Gasperaux, N. B., 
Dec. 1, 1856, son of Daniel and Margaret Eagles. Ch., all 
b. in Stoughton : 1. Ruth Gertrude Eagles, b. Sept. 14, 1893. 

2. Stanley Orlando Eagles, b. May 17, 1895 ; d. Aug. 3, 1898. 

3. Ethel Maud Eagles, b. Jan. lO', 1897. 

XV. Gertie Frances, b. July 18, 1867 ; m. in Stoughton, June 24, 

1888, Fred L. Smith, b. in Dracut, Feb. 17, 1866, son of 
Joseph R. and Phebe A. (Cofflt) Smith. One ch., Millard 
B. Smith, b. Stoughton, Jan. 30, 1893. 


'^ William^ Holmes {J^athan,'' Mather,'' Philip,^ JVaf/mniel,* 
Ebenezer,^ Xathaniel,^ George^). Born on "Holmes Hill," in 
East Stoughton, now Avon, Nov. 3, 1822, and died in Reading, 
June 28, 1884, of a heart complaint. 

He married in Stoughton, Nov. 21, 1847, Abigail Briggs 
Warren, bom in Stoughton, Aug. 11, 1823, died of childbirth 
in Lynn, Nov. 11, 1860, daughter of Nathan and Ruth (Smith) 

In early life ]\Ir. Holmes was a machinist in Lynn, and was em- 
ployed by his brother Elijah ; afterwards lived with his daughter in 

Children, all born in Lynn : 

I. ^Arthur William,® b. April 30, 1849 ; d. in Stoughton, Aug. 

19, 1849. 
II. Emma Jane, b. June 10, 1850; d. in Reading, Aug. 20, 1869. 


III. Sarah Abbie, b. Nov. 3, 1854; m. in Reading, March 21, 

1881, Frank Gould Nichols, b. in Reading, Apr. 30, 
1853, son of Gould and Adeline (Brown) Nichols ; no child- 

IV. An Infant Boy, b. Nov. 1, 1860; d. Nov. 7, 1860. 


Fisher® Holmes {Nathan,'' Mather,'' Philii^," Nathaniel,'' 
Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,'^ George^'). Born in Stoughton, March 8, 
1825, and died in Sharon, Dec. 17, 1886. ^ 

He married in Manchester, N. H., Oct. 3, 1848, Margaret 
Wellet, born in Warwick, Canada, in August, 1831; died in 
Sharon, June 10, 1885, daughter of Baptiste and Margaret Wellet. 

Fisher Holmes was a farmer and lived in Manchester, N. H., a 
short time, but most of his life was spent in Foxboro, Sharon and 
Stoughton. He was musical by nature, a good singer, and led the 
choir in the Universalist Church, Stoughton. 

Children : 

I. Susan Maria,^ b. in Sharon, Oct. 18, 1849 ; d. in Feb., 1906, 

of pneumonia ; m. in Boston, Oct. 6, 1867, George Wash- 
ington Canney, b. in Tuftonboro,* N. H., son of Ezra and 
Mary (Nutter) Canney. Ch. : 1. George Washington Can- 
ney, Jr., b. in Sharon, Sept. 3, 1871 ; m. in Newark, N. J., 
Sept. 4, 1893, Mary Roebotham, b. in Newark, Dec. 22, 
1870, daughter of John and Ann (Whitaker) Roebotham. 
2. Paul Revere Canney, h. in West Groton, Oct. 11, 1882;' 
unm. (1905). 

II. Laura Frances, b. in Stoughton, July 10, 1853; d. Dec. 6, 


III. Hattie Louise, b. in Stoughton, Mar. 23, 1856; d. in Digh- 

ton, Oct. 16, 1897; m. (1) Frederic Guild Wheaton, 
son of Daniel B. and Harriet (Guild) Wheaton. She m. (2) 
Feb. 27, 1895, Charles E. Wilbur; no children. 

IV. ZiLPHA Inez, b. in Foxboro, Feb. 27, 1859 ; d. in Sharon, 

Nov. 13, 1879. 

V. Margaret Ella, b. in Foxboro, Jan. 27, 1862; m. in Taun- 

ton, June 1, 1886, Mather Hinckley Holmes (409), her 
cousin ; no children. 

VI. Mabel Florence, b. in Foxboro, June 1, 1864 ; d. in Sharon, 

Mar. 31, 1872. 

VII. Edith Marion, b. in Sharon, May 20, 1868 ; d. Nov. 3, 1905 ; 

m. in Lynn, Nov. 29, 1893, Walter Alfred Chandler, 
b. in Lowell, Apr. 6, 1869, son of Alfred Davis and Harriet 
(Gilbert) Chandler. Mr. and Mrs. Chandler live in Hyde 
Park. (1905). 
vin. Lilian Blanche, b. in Sharon, Dec. 18, 1870; m. in Brockton, 
Oct. 31, 1894, Herbert Lincoln Newton, b. in South 

* This is from a relative. The state record says he was born in Ossipee. 


Framingham, Mar. 22, 1 869, son of George Henry and Mar- 
tha Jane (Ewell) Newton. Ch., b. in Brockton : 1. Conrad 
Lincoln Newton, b. Aug. 15, 1899. 2. Margaret Holmes 
Newton, b. Apr. 1, 1901. 


^ Leonard' Holmes {E zehi el, "^ Mather,'^ Philip,^ NFathaniel,* 
Ebenezer,^ Nfalhaniel ,^ George^). Born in East Stoiighton, now 
Avon, Feb. 21, 1827, and died in Stoiighton, ^W. 10, 1878. 

He married in Nashua, N. H., Aug. 5, 184:6,''Mary B. Little- 
field, daughter of Aaron and Emily (Wales) Littlefield of Ran- 
dolph, and cousin to John S. Littlefield, who married Leonard 
Holmes's elder sister, Reua. 

Mr. Holmes was divorced ^Nlay 21, 1877, and re-married to the 
same woman. May 23, 1878, in Stoughton. 

After Leonard's death his wife married, in Stoughton, Feb. 3, 
1879, Joseph D. Porter, son of Joseph and Martha (Edson) 
Porter of Stoughton. 

Children : 

I. Emily Frances.® b. in Randolph, Aug. 1, 1849 ; d. about 1890 ; 
m. Herbert Wales of Randolph ; no children. 

419. ir. Lyman Ellis, b. in East Stoughton, now Avon, Oct. 1-3, 1857. 


^Ira' Holmes {Ezehiel,'' Mather,^ Philip,'' JSfathaniel,* Eb- 
enezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). • Born on ''Holmes Hill," East 
Stoughton, now in the bounds of Avon, Oct. 24, 1830. 

He married in Stoughton, Aug. ^^, 1854, Elizabeth Eunice' 
Crafts, born in Greenwood, Me., Sept. 5, 1832, daughter of 
Thomas Park and Miranda (Stevens) Crafts of Randolph. 

Mr. and Mrs. Holmes lived until 1907 in the house where Ira 
was born, and which was built by his grandfather (Mather) one 
hundred years ago, but owing to the excellent care it has received, 
one would scarcely believe it. Five generations have lived in this 

jNIr. Holmes was a bootmaker in his younger days, but later a 
farmer, having bought the place of his fjither, Sept. 30, 1853 
(Norfolk Deeds, Vol. 223, p. 202). 

Children, all born in Avon : 

I. Emma Adkna,» b. Feb. 14, 1859 ; d. Sept. 9, 1861. 

420. II. i^LFRED Wales, b. Feb. 20, 1861. 

III. Francis, b. Oct. 13, 1867 ; d. Feb. 23, 1868. 

^ / 276 

Frederic' Holmes {Ezekiel^'' Mather,'^ Philip," N'athaniel,* 
Ehenezer,^ NFathaniel^^ George^). Born in East Stoughton, now 
Avon, June 10, 1845. 


He married in Stoughton, April 19, 1875, Helen Clementine 
Jenkins, born in East Stoughton, Nov. 21, 1840, daughter of 
Obadiah and ^Nlary L. (Pratt) Jenkins, and the divorced wife of 
George Hunt, by whom she had four children. 

In 1878, ]SIr. Holmes bought a farm in Hebron, N. H., on the 
border of New Found Lake, where he lived for twenty years. 
For the past five years (1905) he has lived in Brockton. 

No children. 


Rev. Samuel Van Vranken^ Holmes {Rev. John Mc- 
Clellun^'' Rev. Edwin,^ Jehoshaphat,' Jehoshaphat^* Jehosha- 
phat^^ jVcitkaniel^' George^). Born in Brooklyn, N. Y., March 
23, 1862. 

He mari'ied in Bridgeport, Conn., June 14, 1887, Helen 
Stanton, born in Bridgeport, Aug. 27, 1866, daughter of Richard 
and Elizabeth (Mills) IStanton. 

Mr. Holmes graduated at the Boys' Academy in Albany in 1879, 
graduate of Williams College in 1883, A.B. in 1883, A.M. in 
1886, D.D. in 1903, studied at the University of Berlin in 1884, 
graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, 1887. Pastor of First 
Presbyterian Church at Richfield Springs, N. Y., from 1887 to 
1892. Associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Wash- 
ington, D. C, in 1892 and '93. Has been at the Westminster 
Presbyterian Church, BuflPalo, N. Y., since 1893. 

Children, born at Richfield Springs, N. Y. : 

I. Marguerite,^ b. Mar. 11, 1888. 

II. Richard Stanton, b. June 13, 1889. 


Dr. Edwin^ Holmes (Rev. John McClellan,'' Rev. Edwin* 
JeJioshaphat,^ Jehoshaphat,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^) . 
Born in Hudson, X. Y., May 6, 1869. 

He married in Berlin, Ger., Feb. 14, 1899, Frieda Slireck 
Boise, born in Weisbaden, Ger., daughter of Otis B. and Annie 
Virginia (Stockley) Boise. 

Dr. Holmes was graduated at Williams College. Took a post- 
graduate course at Johns Hopkins University. Graduate of the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons in Xew York City. Studied 
at University of Berlin, Germany, one year. Was in New York 
Hospital for two years. He is now located at Englewood, N. J., 
is very successful in his profession, and has a large practice. 

Children : 

I. John McClellan,^ b. in New York City, Dec. 16, 1899. 

II. Edwin, .Jr., b. in Xew York City, Jan. 25, 1901. 

HI. Robert Boise, b. in Englewood, X. J., Dec. 5, 1904. 



^Albert Gallatin Ellis' Holmes {AlvaJi,'' Elijah,^ Jona- 
thans^ Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,'^ JYathajiiel,* George^). Born 
in Bridgewater, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1824, and died at Green Bay, 
Wis., Dec. 9, 1895, of apoplexy. 

He married in Brookfield, N. Y., March 19, 1849, Antoinette 
Randall Brown, born in Brookfield, Aug. 23, 1825, died at 
Green Bay, March 2, 1899, of hemorrhage of the stomach, daugh- 
ter of William and Esther (Randall) Brown. 

Mr. Holmes went west with his father's family in 1840. In Wis- 
consin he was in many land and lumber deals with the railroads. 
He laid out the first State road through Ontagamie County, and at 
Green Bay was chairman of the School Board for many years. 

Children, both born at Green Bay, Wis. : 
I. KiTTiE,^ b. in 1868 ; d. Feb. 18, 1872. 

421. II. Albert Gallatin Ellis, Jr., b. June 24, 1878. 


Clinton Elijah' Holmes'' (^/^a/?,' Elijah,^ Jonathan,^ 
JS^athaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ JSfathaniel,^ George^). Born in 
Bridgewater (?), N. Y., Oct. 5, 1826, and died there, March 13, 
1898, of rheumatism of the heart. I 

He married in Litchfield, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1848, Marietta 
^Bacon, born in Litchfield, died in Bridgewater, N. Y., jNIarch 28, 
1895, of a heart trouble, daughter of William and (Tan- 
ner) Bacon. 

Mr. Holmes was a farmer, and lived in North Winfield a few 
years, but lived most of his life in Bridgewater. 

Children, born in North Winfield, N. Y. : 

I. Olive Sherwood,^ b. Jime 13, 1851 ; d. in West Winfield, 
Feb. 28, 1854. 

422. II. Fked Alvah, b. Aug. 6, 1856; d. June 1, 1906. 


^Leonidas Kellog' Holmes' (.4?ya/i,' Elijah,^ Jonathan,'' 
Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in West 
Winfield, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1837. ^ 

He married (first) in Chicago, 111., March 5, 1873, Anna 
Johnson Haviland, born in Rusiiville, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1853, 
died in Lincoln, Neb., April 1, 1874, of appendicitis, daughter 
of Holmes Weston and Ruby (Hurlburt) Haviland. 

He married (second) in Chicago, April 2, 1882, Anne Baker, 

born at Wolf Island, Can., in 18G0, daughter of and Jessie 

(McCrae) Baker. 


Mr. Holmes entered Hamilton College in 1856 ; went to Kansas 
in 1858; was quarter-master in the army, 1862-64; was in the 
Battle of the Wilderness ; was with Grant through his campaign ; 
was before Richmond when it fell ; was Superintendent of Labor 
there until 1868. In 1869 he went to Lincoln, Neb., where he has 
resided ever since. He has made and lost two or three fortunes. 
He is now a manufacturer of bricks. 

Children, all born in Lincoln, Neb. : 

423. I. Albert Gallatin Ellis,^ b. Jan. 23, 1874. 

II. Ruby Lavantia, b. Oct. 20, 1877 ; m. in Chicago in Sept., 1902, 

Martin L. Killian, an artist, b. in Louisville, Ky. (not liv- 
ing). No ch. 

III. Virginia Agnes, b. Jan. 21, 1883 ; m. in Omaha, Neb., Jan. 7, 

1898, Charles Frazier Clark, b, in Powhatan, Ohio, 
Jan. 5, 1876, son of Almoran Frazier and Mary M. Clark. 
Ch. : 1. Clinton Henry Clark, b. in Kansas City, May 25, 

1899. 2. Herbert Earle Clai% b. in Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 29, 
1901. 3. Virginia Emma Clark, b. in Lincoln, Neb., July 
19, 1905. 

IV. Anna Mary, b. Feb. 19, 1885. 


Augustus Stephen^ Holmes {Alvah,'' Elijah,'^ Jonathan^* 
Nathaniel,* Jehoshcqjhat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). A farmer. 
Born in West Winfield, N. Y., Oct., 14, 1841, and died there, 
Jan. 26, 1894, of consumption. 

He married in West Winfield, Mar. 23, 1863, Ann Janette 
Tuttle, born in Oaksville, N. Y., June 10, 1839, daughter of 
Harmon and Catherine (Veltman) Tuttle. 

Mr. Holmes had all the principles in his personality that went 
to make him beloved by old and young. He never held town office, 
which may be a reason of his popularity. 

Children, the first two born at Babcock's Hill, N. Y., the last five 
born at West Winfield, N. Y. : 

I. SoPHRONiA Ellis, b. Mar. 4, 1864; d. in Herkimer, N. Y., 
Jan. 4, 1891 ; m. at llion, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1885, Edwin Den- 
NisoN Montgomery, a farmer, b. in West Winfield, Mar. 19, 
1863, son of William and Juliette (Burgen) Montgomery ; no 

Allie,» b. July 10, 1866. 

Albert, b. Aug. 18, 1869 ; d. in W. Winfield, Mar. 31, 1871. 

Bertha May, b. Aug. 13, 1873; d. in W. Winfield, Apr. 13, 

Cora Ella, b. May 3, 1875 ; d. in W. Winfield, Dec. 15, 1899 ; 

m. there, June 24, 1894, Frank Chase ; no ch. 
Arthur Adalbert, b. Nov. 3, 1881. 

Charles, b. Dec. 25, 1883. 












Asahel Braiiiard^ Holmes {Alvah,'' Elijah,^ Jonathan^^ 
Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,"^ George^). Born in Win- 
field, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1843. 

He married (first) in Winfield, Mar. 8, 1868, Sarah Ann 
Tyler, born in Pharsdia, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1839, died at Morgan 
Hill, California, March 3, 1895, of a tumor, daughter of Nelson 
and Betsy (Palmer) Tyler. 

He married (second), at Green Bay, Wisconsin, July 31, 1898, 
Abbie (Nettle) Graves, born in Lebanon, Ohio, May 3, 1850, 
daughter of Gideon and Sarah (Shew) Nettle, and widow of Or- 
lando Graves. 

Mr. Holmes is a farmer, and left Winfield in 1862 ; was in the 
Civil War a short time in the 197tli N. Y. Vol's ; was at Ackley, 
Iowa, from 1860 to 1874 ; Schaller, Iowa, from April, 1874, until 
March, 1892 ; was post master and merchant there; also did a real 
estate and loan business ; was a Notary Public and Justice of the 
Peace; at Axtel, Nebraska, one year; at Morgan Hill, California, 
1893 to 1903; Springfield, Oregon, until March, 1907; since 
then at Exeter, Tulare Co., California. 

Children, all born in Ackley, Iowa, except the youngest : 

427. I. Adna Bertie,^ b. Oct. 29, 1869. 

428. II. ^ OxDiE Wendell, b. Sept. 1, 1871. 

429. III. Ellis Asahel, b. Aug. 21, 1874. 

IV. Bertha All ex, b. in Schaller, Iowa, April 4, 1876; m. at 
Morgan Hill, Calif., Mar. 10, 1894, Ernest Clifford Car- 
penter, an engineer, b. in Clinton, Iowa, July 5, 1869, son 
of Alonzo Carpenter. Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter are not living 
together. Ch. : 1. Maurice Maxwell Carpenter^ b. in Bertrand, 
Neb., Jan. 8, 1875. 2. Russell Raymond Carpenter, b. at 
Morgan Hill, Calif., June 20, 1897. 3. Dorothy Mabel Car- 
penter, b. at Morgan Hill, July 7, 1899. 4. Richard Holmes 
Carpenter, b. in Everett, Wash., June 4, 1904. 


Orange Brainarcl' Holmes {Orange,'' Elijah," Jonathan,^ 
Nathaniel,* JehosJtaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^ ). Born in North 
Winfield, N. Y., April 26, 1847, and is now living there in the 
house in which Hartley Holmes (81) was born. 

He married at Cedar Lake, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1869, Mary 
Janet Haclley, born at Cedar Lake, Oct. 12, 1848, daughter of 
Henry and Mary E. (Rising) Hadlcy. 

Mr. Holmes is a successful farmer, never hankering after politics. 
He is a Republican, a Baptist, and believes in the Royal Arcanum. 


Children, both born in Winfield, N. Y. : 

I. Mabel Martha,^ b. Oct. 31, 1875 ; m. in No. Winfield, Jan. 

22, 1901, Maurice DeBracy Richards, b. in Plainfield, 
N. Y., Oct. 20, 1874; d. in West Winfield, Jan. 28, 1901, 
son of Robert and Mary ( ) Richards. Ch.,b. in 

Auburn, N. Y. : 1. Mary Gladys Richards, b. Feb. 11, 1902. 
2. Ruth Holmes Richards, b. Apr. 21, 1906. 

II. Harold Braixard, b. Sept. 18, 1888. 


' Fred D.^ Holmes {Edicard Adams,'' Isaiah,'^ Nathaniel,^ 
Nathaniel,^ Jehoshaphat ,^ jSfathaniel ,^ George^). Born in New 
York State (town not ascertained), and probably Avent West, died 
previous to 1880. Was married and had two children : 

I. Fred,^ has not been heard from by any of his relatives for 

many years. 

II. Harriet, d. young. 


Robert (Adams ?^) Holmes {Edward Adams,'' Isaiah' 
Nathaniel,' J^athaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^'). 
Born in New York State (town not ascertained) and died in the 
West (probably) previous to Dec. 31, 1896. 
He married and had one son : 

I. Robert A. Jr., who for a while was in the Board of Trade 
Building in Milwaukee, Wise, but letters directed there were 

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La Motte* Holmes {Edward Adams,'' Isaiah,' JVathaniel,^ 

Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in New 
York State (town not ascertained), Oct. 15, 1856, and died in 
Pasadena, Calafornia, July 18, 1891, of consumption. 

He married, in Henderson, Kentucky, Oct. 5, 1880, Mary Eu- 
nice Stiiison, born in Henderson, Feb. 25, 1861, daughter of 
Dr. Floyd and iSIary H. (Morgan) Stinson. 
One child : 
Marion La Motte,^ b. in Henderson, Ky., Jan, 4, 1882 ; m. in Pa- 
sadena, Calif., Oct. 10, 1900, William Bishop Tomkins, who 
died soon after marriage. 


Frank Daniel' Holmes {Truman Slossoti,'' Isaiah,' Na- 
thaniel,^ Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). A 


printer. Born in Brockton, 111., August 6, 1877, and is now living 
in Beloit, Wise. 

He married there, June 28, 1903, Lottie May Ranisclell, 
born in Beloit, March 14, 1886, daughter of Walter and Mary- 
Ella (Harvey) Ramsdell. 

One child : 
Lois Doeothy,* b. in Beloit, May 4, 1904. 


Stephen Henry,' Holmes ( Waldo,^ Jezaniah,' JS^athaniel,* 
Jehoshaphat,^ yathaniel,'^ George^). Born in Peoria, Illinois, 
June 20, 1840, and died in Sierra Madre, California, April 25, 
1905, of paralysis. 

He married in Peoria, Illinois, April 28, 1868, Catherine 
Belisterling, born in Germany, Oct. 6, 1848, daughter of Jacob 
and Margaret (Trupe) Belisterling. 

Mr. Holmes was proprietor of a livery stable in Peoria ; went to 
California in 1884, and lived in Sierra Madre after 1887. 
One child : 
LoiETTA,^ b. in Peoria, Dl., Nov. 7, 1871 ; m. (1) a Mr. Pease ; m. 
(2) ill Saiita Barbara, Calif., Juue 9, 1905, Burton "W. Andrews, 
a native of Connecticut. No eh. (1906). 


John IVewton' Holnies, Jr. {John jSFewton,'' John,^ Je- 
zaniah,^ Xathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ N^iithamel,' George^). Born 
in New Brunswick, N. J., March 8, 1839. 

He married (first) in Fulton, N. Y., August 8, 1857, Martha 
E. Rood, born in Colosse, N. Y., Jan. 17, 1834, divorced in 
1875, and now (1907) living with her son Frank in Evansville, 
Wisconsin, daughter of Truman and Patty Maria (Case) Rood. 

He married (second), in Pittsburg, Pa., August 16, 1874,* 
Kittie A.( ?) Rood, born in Oswego, N. Y., May 16, 1847, died 
in Orville, Ohio, Aug. 21, 1882 (g. s.), a sister to his first wife. 

Mr. Holmes is a traveling salesman, and now (Dec. 1907) lives 
in Youngstown, Ohio. 

Children, all born in Hastings, N. Y. : 

430. I. WiLLARD Newton,® b. Nov. 9, 1863. 

431. II. John Leavis, b. July 12, 1866. 

432. III. Frank Robert, b. July 17, 1869. 

* This date is from Mr. Holmes himself. 



Antliony Drexel^ Holmes {Roswell William,^ Roswell^' 
Jezaniah,^ Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). 
Born in Philadelphia, April 24, 1850. 

He married in Orange, N. J., May 28, 1878, Alice S. Jack- 
SOU, born in Milwaukee, "Wisconsin, daughter of Richard D. and 
(Hickson) Jackson. 

One child : 
Duncan A.,« b. in N. Y. City, May 5, 1883. 


Francis Hutchins* Holmes {Rosioell William,'' Roswell,^ 
Jezaniah,^ j^athaniel,* Jehoshajjhat,^ Nathaniel,"^ George^). 
Born in Philadelphia, Sept. 24, 1854. 

He married in Orange, X. J., April 15, 1880, Mary Bvirt, 
born in Brooklyn, X. Y., July 14, 1857, daughter of John W. and 
Ann Eiiza (Landin) Burt. 

Mr. Holmes is a wholesale dealer in woolens in Xew York, and 
is a member of various clubs and organizations. 

Children, the eldest and youngest born in Orange, X. J., the 
others born in Xew York City : 

I. Georgianna Burt,^ b. Apr. 12, 1881. 

II. Jane McMillan, b. July 7, 1884. 

III. Helen Bcrt, b. Jan. 5, 1887. 

IV. Mary Louise, b. Aug. 4, 1892. 

V. John Burt, b. May 27, 1894. 

VI. Katherine Rainsford, b. Oct. 10, 1895. 


Joseph Drexel* Holmes {Roswell William,'' Roswell,^ 
Jezaniah,' Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). 
Born in Camden, X. J., April 16, 1856. 

He married in Orange, X. J., May 10, 1882, Abby Napier 
Smith, born in Xew York City, Xov. 11, 1855, daughter of Henry 
W. and Caroline (Cole) Smith. 

Mr. Holmes is the senior member of the firm of Holmes & Long 
of Franklin Street, Xew York, wholesale dealers in woolens. He 
is a member of Grace Episcopal Church, X. Y., chairman of Public 
Welfare in Orange, X. J., and otherwise prominent there. 

Children, all born in Orange, X. J. : 

I. WiNTHROP,^ b. Aug. 3, 1883. 

II. Fanny, b. May 31, 1885. 
lit. Dorothy, b. Mar. 21, 1887. 
IV. Kenneth, b. Feb. 23, 1889. 


V. Rosamond, b. June 23, 1891. 

VI. Douglas, b. Mar. 9, 1895. 

VII. Constance, b. Nov. 21, 1899. 


Roswell Hartley' Holmes, Jr. (JRosioell Hartley,'' Bart- 
ley,^ Jezanlah,' Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). 
Born in Pontiac, Mich., March 2, 1872, and is now (1907) living 
in Detroit, Mich., a solicitor for the Mercantile Agencj of R. G. 
Dun & Co. of New York. 

He married in Detroit, Oct. 14, 1896, Lily Maud Minclieuer, 
born in Detroit, Oct. 25, 1871, daughter of George Henry and 
Lily Eliza (Peacock) Minchener. 

Children, both born in Detroit: 

I. Katiierine,^ b. Aug. 17, 1898. 

II. George Minchener, b. July 6, 1901. 

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V Dudleigli Dickinson' Holmes {Roswell Hartley,'' Hart- 
ley,^ Jezaniah,^ Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,* George^). 
Born in Detroit, Mich., May 15, 1875, and died in Denver, Col., 
July 14, 1905, of meningitis. k 

He married in Edgewater, 111., Jan. 1, 1900, Mabel Metcalf,^ 
born in Adrian, Mich., Sept. 5, 1877, daughter of Ira Adelbert and 
Emma Isabel (Baldy) Metcalf. 

Mr. Holmes was in the insurance business in Denver. Mrs. 
Holmes has proficient musical abilities, and has given recitals in 

Children, both born in Denver : 

I. Ira Metcalf,^ b. Jan. 23, 1904. 

II. Helen Elizabeth, b. Apr. 9, 1905. 


Farrand Osborn« Holmes (Roswell Hartley,' Hartley," 
Jezaniah," Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,* George"). 
Born in Detroit, Mich., June 30, 1879, and is now living there. 

He married in Detroit, Nov. 31, 1900, Estella Sage, born in 
Romeo, Mich., May 1, 1886, daughter of Moses Younglove and 
Margaret Russell Sage. 

Children, both born at Drayton Plains, Mich. : 

I. Hartley Huntington," b. July 20, 1902. 

II. Russell, b. Jan. 25, 1905. 



Truman William^ Hohnes {Truman,^ Leonard,'' Izm^tley,^ 
Jezaniah,^ Natlianiel,^ Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). 
Born in Maumee, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1865, and died in St. Louis, 
Mo., Dec. 7, 1884. ^ 

He married in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 2, 1882, Frieda Von 
V Kissennedther, born in St. Louis, and is now living with her 
second husband. She was a daughter of Ernest Von Kissennedther. 
Mr. Holmes was a railroad man. 
One child : 

Irma Harriet,^" b. iu St. Louis, Sept. 12, 1895, and d. there, 
June 26, 1903. 


Thomas Dresser^ Holmes, 3d {Thomas Dresser, Jr.,'' 
Thomas Dresser,^ Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,'^ Jelioshaphat,^ JSfath- 
aniel,^ George"). Born in Providence, R. I., Aug. 21, 1872, 
and now (1906) lives in Wareham. 

He married, Aug. 14, 1901, Marguerite Isabel Valiton, 
born in Brivilliers, France, Sept. 28, 1880, daughter of Jacques 
Louis and Julie Jacquot. 

Mr. Holmes is a machinist, and now (1906) lives in Wareham, 
where he has been since February, 1902. 

No children (1906). 


Henry Perrin^ Holmes {Lucian JSFichols,'' Lemuel,'^ Lem- 
uel,^ Ehenezer,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^'). Born in 
Pomfret, Conn., Nov. 6, 1871. 

He married in Putnam (?), Conn., June 24, 1896, Lena 
Frances Brown, born in Bristol, R. I., Jan. 6, 1876, daughter 
of William Eugene and Mariana (Whipple) Brown of Putnam, 

Mr. Holmes is now (1907) living on the site of the old Ebenezer 
Holmes Place, a part of the original Jehoshaphat (11) farm, and 
which has been occupied by seven successive generations of Holmeses, 
if we include Henry's children. Two hundred years is quite a 
period for a piece of land to stay in one family in this country. 

Children, all born in Pomfret, Conn. : 

I. LuciAN Nichols,® b. Dec. 7, 1897. 

II. Alice Spencer, b. Feb. 17, 1900. 

III. Donald Perrin, b. Mar. 29, 1902. 



Merton Austin' Holmes (Charles,^ Lemuel,^ Leonard,' 
Perleij,^ Ebenezer,* JeJwshaphat,^ J^athaniel ,^ George^). Born 
in the Dorchester district of Boston, June 5, 1875, and now (1907) 
resides in Newton Highlands. 

He married in East Bridgewater, Aug. 25, 1897, Luciiicla 
Mabel Keith, born there, March 22, 1872, daughter of Benjamin 
Watson and Helen Louisa (Keith) Keith. 

Mr. Holmes is president of the Charles Holmes Machine Co., 
located in East Boston. He organized a stock company, and is 
especially ambitious in his efforts to perpetuate and increase the 
business that his father founded in 1864. The company's principal 
output is leather working machinery and automobiles. 

Children, all born at Newton Highlands : 

I. Philip Bradford,!" b. May 31, 1898. 

II. Katherine, b. Sept. 3, 1901. 


Harvey Edward^ Holmes {Edward Augustus,'' Harvey,' 
Alfred,^ Ebenezer,* JeJioshaphat,^ JVctthaniel,^ George^). Born 
in Harmony, Wis., July 31, 1870; now living in jNIilton, an ad- 
joining town. 

He married in Clinton, Wis., Aug. 2, 1894, Maria Maud 
Jones, born in Clinton, Jan. 13, 1870, daughter of John Wilkins 
and Mary Jane (Bruce) Jones. 

Mr. Holmes is an insurance agent, a farmer, and president of the 
Tobacco Growers State Union. 

Children, both born in Clinton, Wis. : 

I. John Edward,^ b. Sept. 16, 1896. 

II. Harvey Edward, b. June 25, 1899. 


David Alfred^ Holmes {Edicard Augustus,'' Harvey,' 
Alfred,^ Ebenezer,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel^^ George^). Born 
in Harmony, Wis., Dec. 27, 1872. 

He married in Milton, an adjoining town, Dec. 31, 1898, Jean- 
ette Isabella Spauldiiig, born in Lima, Wis., July 1, 1871, 
daughter of John Abiram and Sarah Isabella (Carnochan) Spauld- 


Mr. Holmes is a dealer in leaf tobacco in Milton. 
One child : 

Paul Allen Holmes,^ b. in Milton, June 20, 1901. 



Walter Scott® Holmes {Edward Augustus^'' Harvey,^ 
Alfred,^ Ehenezer,* Jehoshaphat,^ JSfoAhaniel,^ George^). Born 
in Harmony, Wis., March 12, 1876. 

He married there, Dec. 22, 1897, In a Bell Gray, born in 
Harmony, and died there Aug. 24, 1903, daughter of William 
Henry and Harriet Evelyn (Osborn) Gray. 

One child : 

A BOT, born and died same day. 


James Pitts® Holmes {Edward Augustus,"^ Harveij,^ 
Alfred,^ Ehenezer,* JeJwsJuqihat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born 
in Harmony, Wis., Sept. 7, 1878, and is now (Aug., 1907) living 
in Milton, an adjoining town. 

He married in Rochester, Minn., Sept. 7, 1904, Bernice Al- 
myra Hall, from whom he was divorced, Feb. 29, 1905. She 
was born in Rochester, and was daughter of Robert Hall. 


Dr. John Calvin" Holmes {John Ratlibone^'' Ira,^ John,^ 
George,* John,^ John,^ George^^. An able physician. Born in 
Cranbury, N. J., Jan. 11, 1842, and died there, Aug. 21, 1906, 
killed by an express train. 

He married in Philadelphia, March 7, 1872, Mary Louise 
Powell, born in Westfield, N. J., Feb. 2, 1856, now living in 
Cranbmy, daughter of Henry* and Hannah Ann (Warner) Powell. 

Dr. Holmes belono-ed to the class of 1863 of the College of New 
Jersey (Princeton), but left college to go to war. He was a 
graduate of The College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York. 
He had a brilliant mind ; was fearless and commanding, yet of a 
wonderful gentleness and kindness ; a tremendous worker ; he wrote 
for the press, also published a volume of essays called " Substance 
and Shadow," which was well received ; was much interested in 
Free Masonry. 

No children. 


Henry Calvin* Holmes {Calvhi Bacon,'' Ira,^ John,^ 
George* John,^ John,^ George^). Born in Colchester, Oct. 10, 
1847, and is now a liquor merchant in New London, Conn. 

* Heury Powell was cousin to Sarah (Powell) McChesney, grandmother to Dr. 
John Calvin Holmes. (See John Rathbone Holmes, 186.) 


He married in New London, May 13, 1874, Kate Huntington 

Prentiss, born in Waterford, Conn., Jan. 1, 1853, daughter of 
Capt. Benjamin and Marenda (Beckwith) Prentiss. 
One child : 

Marenda ADALiNE,^b. in New London, Jan. 8, 1876 ; m. there, 
Nov. 23, 1898, Harry K. Bryant of Hartford, Conn., now 
deceased ; no children. 


Myron® Holmes {Eher,'' Ezra,^ James,' John,* John, ^ John,^ 
George^). Born in Sandusky, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1815, and died 
there, April 2, 1893. 

He married (first) in Sandusky, March 19, 1837, Harriet 
Cheney, born in Sandusky, May 6, 1822, died there, Jan. 4, 
1854, daughter of Josiah and Harriet (Scott) Cheney. 

He married (second) in Sandusky, March 28, 1858, Roxanna 
Selina Crowell, born in Sandusky, Aug. 7, 1827, died there, 
Jan. 19, 1904, of typhoid pneumonia, daughter of Lot and Tamizen 
(Rice) Crowell, and sister to Lyman S. Crowell, who married 
Myron's sister, Julia. 

Mr. Holmes always lived in Sandusky, and was proprietor of a 
general store, where he made a competence for himself in his de- 
clining years. He served the town in various capacities, and was 
highly esteemed. 

Children, all born in Sandusky, N. Y. : 

433. I. George Myron,^ b. Sept. 21, 1837; d. Dec. 4, 1900. 

434. II. Wyrom H., b. Apr. 15, 1839. 

435. III. Eber Byron, b. July 13, 1841. 

436. IV. Burton B., b. Feb. 18, 1847. 

V. Harriet Marion, b. Oct. 8, 1851 ; m. in Java, N. Y., Arthur 

Clark ; one child. 

VI. Emma Eloise, b. July 15, 1860; m. in Sandusky, June 10, 

1882, Richard Leavis Hooper, b. in Farmersville, N. Y., 
June 26, 1860, son of David P. and Margaret (Lewis) 
Hooper. One ch. : Lloyd De Vere Hooper, b. in Sandusky, 
July 30, 1883, a printer, now residing in Arcade, N. Y. 

437. VII. William Ellsworth, b. Mar. 31, 1863. 

438. VIII. Burnham Myron, b. Apr. 25, 1865. 

IX. Nellie Belle, b. Dec. 22, 1869 ; d. in Buffalo, N. Y, May 9, 
1898, of consumption ; m. there, Jan. 2, 1894, Seeley Mar- 
tin Rapp, a barber, b. in Alabama, N. Y., in 1862, now 
living in Nebraska, son of Ephraim Fitch and Adelaide E. 
(Reynokls) Rapp. Ch., both b. in Buffalo, N. Y. : 1. Edna 
Gladys Rapp, b. about 1894; d. May 9, 1898. 2. Lynn 
Seeley Rapp, b. 1896 {?). 

439. X. Allen Alfred, b. May 12, 1872 ; d. Mar. 5, 1904. 



Milo^ Holmes {Eber,'' Ezra,^ James,^ John,* John,^ John,'^ 
George^). Born in Sandusky, N. Y., June 19, 1817, and died 
there, March 25, 1877, of consumption of the blood. 

He married in Freedom, N. Y., May 25, 18 42, '^Amelia Ann 
Wier, born in Jackson, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1823, now living in Ar- 
cade, N. Y., daughter of John I. and Hepzibah (Wood) Wier. 

Mr. Holmes was town clerk, postmaster and notary public, and 
was a useful and popular man of the town. 

Children, both born in Freedom, N. Y. : 

440. I. Horatio Millard,^ b. May 6, 1843 ; cl. Dec. 22, 1884. 
II. Harriet Amelia, b. May 2, 1844; d. Sept. 29, 1844. 


'William Ezra^ Holmes {Lester,'' Ezra,^ James,^ John,* 
John,^ John,^ George^). Born in Livonia, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1821, 
and died in Fond du Lac, Wis., Feb. 1, 1899, of asthma and a 
heart trouble. 

He married (first) in Fond du Lac, Aug. 4, 1847, his cousin, 
Frances Abigail Holmes, born in York, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1825, 
died in Fond du Lac, Jan. 21, 1860, daughter of Ezra (193) and 
Maria (Pel ton) Holmes. 

He married (second) in Mentor, Ohio, Kate Moffit McDon- 
ald, a widow. 

He married (third) in Painesville, Ohio, April 6, 1870, Eliza 
Ann Hacldin, born in Kirtland, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1844, now 
living in Fond du Lac, daughter of Jacob Miller and Mary Ann 
(Pope) Haddin. 

Mr. Holmes settled first in Muskingum, Ohio, then Mentor, 
Ohio, lastly Fond du Lac, Wis. He was in the lumber business for 
a number of years, then sold out his mill and went on the road 
selling machinery. He was a member of the Universalist Church. 

Children, the first five born in Mentor, Ohio : 

441. I. Bradner Peltox,^ b. Apr. 22, 1853; d. Feb. 8, 1899. 

II. Ezra Lester, b. May 11, 1849. 

III. James Robert, b. Mar. 12, 1855; d. Dec. 17, 1863. 

IV. Frances Maria, b. Jan. 17, 1860; d. Dec. 8, 1863. 

V. William Ezra, date of birth not ascertained; d. soon; was 

the only child of the second wife. 

VI. Georgia Anna, b. in Fond du Lac, Dec. 21, 1871 ; m. at Mis- 

soula, Montana, Jan. 26, 189^, Harrison D. Billmeyer, a 
physician at Waupan, Wis. Ch. : 1. Harrison D., Jr. 2. 
Blanch lona. 

VII. Harry Lester, b. in LaCrosse, Wis., Aug. 17, 1874. 



Henry® Holmes {Lester,'' Ezra,'^ James,^ John,* Jolm,' 
John,' George^). Born in Conewango, N. Y., July 28, 1823, 
and died in Fond du Lac, Wis., April 22, 1859. 

He married Hannah Wirt, who died about 1850. 

Two sons ; both died young. 


' Benjamin Franklin^ Holmes '(ies^er,^ Ezra,'' James,'' 
John,* John,^ John,'^ George^). Bom in Conewango,* N. Y., 
Sept. 15, 1825, and died in Rochester, Minn., May 24, 1906. 

He married (first) in Brandon, Vt., May 15, 1850, Mary 
Griffin, born there, Jan. 20, 1827, died in Rochester, Minn., 
April 16, 1882, daughter of and Martha (Fisher) Griffin. 

He married (second) in Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 3, 1885, 
Celia Emma Johnson, born in Lynn, Mass., July 9, 1852, 
now living in Minneapolis, daughter of Thomas Berry and Eliza 
(Hall) Johnson. 

Mr. Holmes was a manufticturer of pumps and windmills. He 
was in the Civil War, employed as a carpenter. 

Children : 

442. I. Marcellus Griffin,^ b. in Waiipan, Wis., Feb. 28, 1853. 

II. Willie B., b. in Waupau, Sept. 2, 1855 ; d. there, Oct. 4, 


III. Flora Jane, b. in Genoa, Minn., Mar. 1, 1857 ; d. in Roches- 

ter, Oct. 2, 1879. 

IV. Frank Waldo, b. in Genoa, Mar. 1, 1859 ; d. Apr. 16, 1882. 

Was killed by falling from a train on his way to his mother's 

V. Mart Mahal a, b. in Rochester, Minn., Sept. 26, 1863; m. 

there, May 23, 1874, George Washixgtox Farxsworth, 
a traveling salesman, b. in Gaston, N. Y., May 7, 1836, son 
of Alvin Collins and Rosanna (Brown) Farusworth. One 
ch. : Margaret Irene, b. at River Falls, Wis., Nov. 19, 1895. 

443. VI. Edavin Bradner, b. in Rochester, Ang. 2, 1870. 

VII. In A EuDORA, b. in Sauk Centre, Minn., Oct. 10, 1887. 

VIII. Harky Lewis, b. m Sauk Centre, Apr. 26, 1890. 


George^ Holmes {Lester,'' Ezra,^ James,'' John,* John,'' 
John," George^). Born in Conewango, N. Y., April 2Q>, 1827, 
and died in LuVerne, Wis., Aug. 24, 1888. 

He married (first) Sarah Amiclon. He married (second) 

• Family record. His widow says Genesee, N. Y. 


Children : 

I. Jennie,^ m. a Mr. Hatnes ; now living in New York City. 

II. IIarry, now in or near Des Moines, Iowa. 


Charles^ Holmes {Lester,'' Ezra,^ James,^ John,* John,' 
John,'' George^). Born in Conewango, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1829, 
and died in Douglas, Minn., April 17, 1874. 

He married about 1854, Jane Wirt,* who is not living. 

Children, probably born in Douglas, Minnesota : 

I. Oliver Wendell.® 

II. Frank. 

III. Lewis. 

IV. Jane. 


''Edwin* Holmes (Lester,'' Ezra,^ James,'' John,* John,^ 
John,^ George^). Born in Conewango, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1835, 
and died in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Aug. 17, 1903, of a heart 

He married, in Tola, Wisconsin, Jan. 18, 1858, Mary Arabell 
Parker, born in Woodstock, Vt., March 30, 1840, now (1906) 
living in Fond du Lac, daughter of John Burnell and Mary (Olds) 

Mr. Holmes was a traveling salesman and had lived in Fond du 
Lac, since 1865. When a boy he went from Conewango, N. Y., 
to Waupan, Wise, with his father. Soon after marriage he lived 
in Willow Creek and in Oronoco, Wise. 

Children : 

I. Minnie Edith,® b. in Willow Creek, Wise, July 29, 1859 ; m. 

in Fond du Lac, Sept. 21, 1886, Frank E. North of Batavia, 
N. Y. Two ch. 

II. Jennie Parker, b. in Oronoco, Wise, Feb. 28, 1864 ; m. in 

Fond du Lac, Apr. 23, 1890, C. S. Lusk. Two ch. 


George Pelton^ Holmes {Ezra,'' Ezra,^ James," John* 
John,^ John,^ George^^. A dentist. Born in Kirtland, Ohio, 
Oct. 7, 1832, and died in St. Louis, Jan. 27, 1904, of meningitis. 

He married in Mentor, Ohio, April 29, 1860, Emma Louisa 
Rexford, born there. May 21, 1843, now (1907) living in St. 
Louis, daughter of Seymour H. and Louisa (Sommers) Rexford. 

Soon after marriage. Dr. and Mrs. Holmes lived in Painesville, 
Ohio, one year ; in Euclid, Ohio, one year ; in Kirtland, Ohio, 

* She has a brother, Benjamin Wirt, now (1907) living in Willoughby, 0., but he 
positively refuses to give information. 


two years; then in St. Louis. He was professor in the St. Louis 
Dental College for three years. Both he and his wife were mem- 
bers of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in St. Louis. 
Children : 

I. Emma Louisa,^ b. iu Euclid, Ohio, June 24, 1861 ; d. iu TVil- 

loughby, Oliio, Sept. 3, 1861. 

II. Jennie E., b. in Kirtland(?), Ohio, Aug. 13, 1863; m. iu St. 

Louis, May 12, 1887, Oliver Durfee Delano. Ch. 1. 
Ruth, b. Nov. 16, 1888 ; d. July 6, 189<j. 2. Georgia Emma, 
b. 1895. 

III. Addie Lovern, b. in Willoughby, Ohio, Aug. 30, 1865; d. in 

St. Louis, Nov. 17, 1888. 


Andrew Jackson' Holmes {Ezra,^ James,^ John,* John,^ 
John,^ George^ ). A dentist. Born in Kirtland, Ohio, August 
18, 1834, and is now (1907) in active practice in Kalamazoo, 

He married (first) in Willoughby, Ohio, June 20, 18<)G, Vic- 
toria Ward, bora in Willoughby, Ohio, in 1837, and died there, 

Feb. 10, 1867, of consumption, daughter of Allen and 

(Carroll) Ward. 

He married (second), in Waterloo, Iowa, March 8, 1868, 
Marion Elizabeth Webster, born in Kirtland, Ohio, Oct. 16, 
1851, daughter of Asa Truesdale and Mary Elizabeth (Peterson) 

One child. 
444. Frank Webster' Holmes, b. in Kulamazoo, Mich., Nov. 25, 1874. 


Ezra* Holmes, Jr. {Ezra,'' Ezra, ^ James, ^ John,* John,' 
John,^ George^). Born in Kirtland, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1836, and is 
now (1907) living at Hot l^irprings, iSoutli Dakota. 

He married, in Kirtland, March 2D, 1857, Ann Pliebo Car- 
roll, born there, March 19, 1836, died at Hot Springs, August 
26, 1907, daughter of Hercules and Editlia (Kinney) Carroll. 

Mr. Holmes served in the Civil War from Oct. 10, 1862, until 
July 28, 1865, in the 21st Ohio Battery of Light Artillery, and 
was located in West Virginia and East Tennessee mostly. 

He left Kirtland in 1868, for Whiling, Iowa; three years later 
went to Egan Canyon, Nevada. His occupation as a millwright 
and prospector caused him to often change his residence. He lived 
successively in Bingham Canyon, Utah, West Jordan, Utah, Ket- 
chum, Idaho, Modale, Iowa, Piatt, Hill City, and Hot Springs, 
South Dakota, where he has been since 1905, on a ranch. 


Children : 

I. Ellen Editha,^ b. in Willoughby, Ohio, Jan. 14, 1858 ; m. at 
Sargent's Bluff, Iowa, April 29, 1879, Gilbert Isaac 
Clark, b. in Whiting, Iowa, Aug. 3, 1861, sou of Edward 
and Rachel Jane (Hite) Clark. Mr. and Mrs. Clark are now 
separated. Ch. : 1. Daisy Alice Clark, b. in Bingham, Utah, 
Mar. 14, 1880. 2. Jessie Edith Clark, b. in Ketchum, Idaho, 
May 2, 1882 ; d. in Whiting, Iowa, Sept. 25, 1883. 3. Flora 
Mabel Clark, b. in Whiting, Iowa, Apr. 6, 1884. 4. Walter 
Blaine Clark, b. at Maple Lauding, Iowa, Aug. 8, 1885. 5. 
Roy Clark, b. in Whiting, Iowa, Jan. 20, 1891. 7. Carroll 
Holmes Clark, b. in Whiting, Iowa, July 7, 1892. 8. Gilbert 
Arthur Clark, b. in Lyons, Neb., Aug. 3, 1896 ; d. lona, S. D. 
July 16, 1902. 
445. II. Robert Ezra, b. in Kirtland, Ohio, Apr. 3, 1861. 


'Hiram Albert* Holmes {Ezra,'' Ezra,^ James,^ John,* 
John,^ John,^ George^). Born in Kirtland, Ohio, March 10, 
1840, and died at Fort Dodge, Iowa, April 13, 1904. 

He married (first), in Painesville, Ohio, May 10, 1860, Mary 
Ellen Bliss, born in Willoughby, Ohio, July 11, 1837, now 
(1907) living there (in the oldest house in town), daughter of 
Heniy and Sally (Lucas) Bliss. She was divorced in 1888 and 
never married again. 

He married (second) in Kipton, Ohio, in February, 1880, Emma 
Belle Stearns, born in Olmstead, Ohio, Jan. 31, 1862, died in 
Kipton, May 10, 1884, daughter of Sidney and Martha (Stevens) 

He married (third), in Chicago, Belle Owen, a widow, born 
in 1846, and died at Emmetsburg,* Iowa, in Aug., 1903, of a 
cancer in the stomach. She had three sons by her first husband. 

Mr. Holmes was a farmer, a cheesemaker and a travelling sales- 
man. He Avas in the Rebellion, serving about three months in the 
lOotli Ohio Infantry. Was sick in the hospital most of the time. 

Children : 

I. Morton Gilbert,^ b. in Kirtland, 0., Nov. 15, 1863 ; d. there 

Jan. 22, 1864. 

II. Lena Belle, b. in Kirtland, O., May 31, 1866, now (1907) 

living in Willoughby, 0. ; m. there Dec. 30, 1891, Samuel 
Herbert Dare, a general freight agent, b. in Cranbury, 
N. J., Mar. 13, 1863, son of Samuel Titus and Eliza (Craigh) 
Dare. Ch. ,both b. in Willoughby : 1. Vernon Bliss Dare, 
b. June 30, 1894; d. Apr- ^3, 1895. 2. Leon Holmes Dare, 
b. Oct. 27, 1897. 

* This -was given by a relative. There is no record of her death in Emmetsburg 
or any town in Palo Alto county. 


III. Stella Marie, b. iu "Willoughby, Sept. 13, 1867; d. in Cas- 

selton, No. Dakota, Feb. 17, 1905, of pueumonia ; m. in 
Willoughby, May G, 1890, William Galllp, a livery stable 
keeper, son of Ruel Gallop. One ch., Rael Holmes Gallup, 
b. in Casselton, May 20, 1897. 

IV. Guy Sidney, b. in Lorain, 0., Aug. 8, 1882. 


^ William Lester^ Holiues {Ezra,' Ezra,'' James,'' John* 
John,^ Jolin,^ George"). Born in Kirtland, Ohio, Nov. 9, 1841. 

He married, in Onawa, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1877, Anna Maria 
Elliott, born in St. Charles, 111., May 30, 1855, daughter of 
Timothy and Maria (Atkins) Elliott. 

Mr. Holmes left Kirtland in 1868 and has resided in Onawa 
since 1870, where he owns quite an amount of real estate and de- 
votes a large part of his time looking after it. He is well identified 
with the interests of the town. 

Children, all born in Onawa, Iowa : 

I. IvA Marjorie,^ b. Oct. 12, 1879. 

II. Maria Elliott, b. Aug. 30, 1882; m. in Onawa, June 27, 

190G, Allan Ray Congdon, b. in N. Y. State, son of 
W. 11. and lona lola (Booth) Congdon. 

III. Olive Patti, b. Sept. 23, 1885. 

IV. Kathekine, b. June 19, 1887. 


^ Arthur Horace® Holmes {Ezra,'' Ezra,^ James,^ John,* 
John,^ John,^ George^). A commercial traveler. Born in Kirt- 
land, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1848, and is now (July 1907) living in Mer- 
cer, Penn. 

He married in Oil City, Penn., Aug. 5, 1878, Sarah Lavina 
Williams, born in Scrubgrove, Penn., Sept. 8, 1857, daughter 
of Jesse Russell and Mary Elizabeth (McKinney) Williams. 

No children. 


Benjamin Franklin* Holmes (Ilarnj,'' Ezra,^ James,^ 
John,* JoJin,^ John,"^ George^). Born in York, N. Y., Jan. 31, 
1832, and is now (1907) living in Peoria, 111., where he is cor- 
respondent for Corning & Co., distillers. 

He married, in Delaware, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1879, Mrs. Helen 
(Basquin) Morrell, born in Chardon, Ohio, Feb. 17, 1851; 
died in Chicago, 111., Oct. 9, 1903, of pneumonia, daughter of 

Basquin and widow of E. L. Morrell. 

One step daughter, Nellie II. Morrell, b. in Cleveland, 0., Aug. 
2, 18G8; m. in Peoria, 111., June 18, 1887, James K. Mercer; 
four ch. 



John Hecox* Holmes {Myron,'' John,^ James,^ John* 
John,^ Jolin,^ George}). Born in Sodus Centre, N. Y., April 5, 
1832, and died in Phelps, N. Y., Nov. 26, 1890, of paralysis. 

He married (first) in Sodus, N. Y., July 1, 1856, Catharine 
Ann Fowler, born in Sodus, Nov. 16, 1834, died in Phelps, 
N. Y., Jan. 30, 1871, of pneumonia, daughter of William and 
Matilda (Walker) Fowler. 

He married (second) in Phelps, April 1, 1873, Adeline 
Fowler, born in Sodus, Dec. 9, 1849, the youngest sister of his 
first wife, now (1907) living in Plattsburg, N. Y., with her 
daughter Linda. 

Mr. Holmes was a bookkeeper in a bank at Phelps, and a mem- 
ber of the Episcopal Church. 

Children, all born in Phelps, N. Y. : 

I. Nettie,^ b. Apr. 10, 1858; m. in Phelps, Nov. 10, 1881, 

William Wilcox, b. there, Aug. 23, 1836, son of Edward 
and Jeannette Wilcox. Ch., all b. in Geneva, N. Y. : 1. 
Harold Wilcox, b. Feb. 27, 1883 ; d. Mar. 5, 1883. 2. Edward 
Walter Wilcox, b. Feb. 27, 1887. 3. Barry Holmes Wilcox, 
b. Nov. 19, 1890; d. Apr. 23, 1893. 

II. Gertrude BEArMOxx, b. July 30, 1860; m. in Phelps, Nov. 

24, 1881, John AVeed Brant, b. in Sodus, Mar. 3, 1855, 
son of John and Esther (Ouderdonk) Braut. Ch., all born 
in Sodus (?) : 1. Genevieve Brant, b. Jan. 16, 1885. 2. 
Grover Brant, b. Aug. 3, 1887. 3. Garlyle Brant, b. May 10, 
1889. 4. Catharine Holmes Brant, b. Oct. 14, 1892; d. Feb. 
24, 1893. 5. Marion Holmes Brant, b. Mar. 31, 1899. 

III. Myron* Douglas, b. Apr. ^^4, 1862; d. in Washington, D. C., 

Oct. 9, 1900, soon after his return from the Philippines, where 
he had been in the army during the Spanish War. 

IV. William Fowler, b. May 7, 1865; was always an invalid ; 

d. in Rome, N. Y., May 21, 1907, of a heart trouble ; unm. 

V. Linda Marguerite, b. Dec. 10, 1876; m. in Newark, N. Y., 

May 25, 1907, Winsloav Harland Schuyler, a telephone 
manager, b. in Pattersonville, N. Y., May 19, 1880, son of 
Andrew and Sarah (Sterling) Schuyler. 


Frank Whitney* Holmes ( TFa^ife?' R.,'' John,^ James,^ 
John,* John,^ John,^ George^). Born in Salisbury, Conn., Feb. 
24, 1843. 

He married in New Haven, Conn., Jan. 15, 1878, Clarissa 
Brockway, born in New Haven in 1841, and died there, March 3, 
1879, daughter of Jason F. and Clarissa Brockway. 

* Was christened Myron, but was called John, mostly. 


Mr. Holmes was a trader at Negaunee, Mich. ; returned to Salis- 
bury, and settled on the homestead of his father, where he has a 
large dairy and breeding farm near the railway station at Chapinville. 

No children. 


Enoch* Holmes {Enoch,'' Enoch,^ John,^ John,* Samuel,^ 
John,"^ George^). Born in Sharon, Dec. 10, 1810, and died in 
Canton, April 18, 1863, of pneumonia, just one week after his 
brother Joel had died of the same disease. 

He married in Canton, May 12, 1852, Sarah (Williamson) 
Gay, born in Marshfield, July 22, 1816, died in Canton, Feb. 24, 
1900, daughter of Timothy and Polly (Elwell) Williamson, and 
widow of John Gay, who died in Canton, Oct. 16, 1851, son of 
John and Susan (Gay) Gay. Mr. and Mrs. Gay had three chil- 
dren, Harriet Louisa, Sarah Eldora and Abigail Davenport Gay. 

Children, all born in Canton : 

446. I. Amos Williamson,^ b. Nov. 14, 1853. 

II. Mary Jane, b. Jan. 8, 1858 ; m. (1) in Canton, Aug. 1, 1880, 
Franklin Reed, superintendent of his father's hardware 
factory, b. in Canton, 1853, d. therein 1883 of Bright's dis- 
ease, son of Franklin and Harriet (Richards) Reed. She 
m. (2) at Canton, in 1887, Earl Gannett, a dealer in wood 
and posts, b. in Sharon in 1823, d. in Stoughton in 1 898, son 
of Earl Benjamin* and (Clark) Gannett. Mr. Gan- 
nett had previously married Susan Gay. Mrs. Reed had one 
child by her first husband, Franklin Holmes Reed, b. in Can- 
ton in 1881, a graduate of Mass. Inst, of Technology. 


JoeP Hohnes {Enoch,' Enoch,^ John,'' John* Samuel,"^ 
John,^ George^). Born in Sharon, Sept. 27, 1812, and died in 
Canton, of pneumonia, April 11, 1863. 

He married, July 31, 1831, Mary Morey, born at Deer Isle, 
Me., in 1809, and died in Canton, Dec. 2, 1883. 

He was superintendent of one of the departments of the iron 
works in Canton for a number of years, and bought a house and 
land of Earl Gannett on March 15, 1854. 

One child : 
447. Elbridge Gerrt,^ b. Sept. 1, 1832 ; d. May 16, 1900. 

♦Earl B. Gannett was son of Deborah (Sampson) Gannett, who served three 
years in the ranks of the Revolutionary Army under the name of Robert Shurtleff. 
(See her biography, published in 1866 ; also Sampson Genealogy, p. 68.) 



* Albert Williams^ Holmes {Enoch,'' Enoch, ^ John,^ John,* 
Samuel,^ John,'' George^). Born in Canton, Dec. 29, 1815, and 
died in Stoughton, Oct. 21, 1898. 

He married (first) in Stoughton, Jan. 4, 1841, Charlotte 
Drake, born there, Nov. 16, 1819, died there, Sept. 16, 1895, 
daughter of Abner and Margaret (Handley) Drake, and grand- 
daughter of Archippus Drake. 

He married (second) in Stoughton, Oct. 8, 1896, Rebecca 
(Drake) Thurston, born in Stoughton, July 27, 1831, now 
(1907) living there; daughter of Nathan, 3d, and Sally (Bird) 
Drake, and widow of Kichard Parker Thurston.* 

Mr. Holmes was a builder and contractor, and carried on busi- 
ness in Stoughton. 

No children. 


t William Amos^ Holmes {Enoch,'' Enoch,^ John," John," 
Samuel,^ John,'' George^). Born in Sharon, May 20, 1826, and 
died in Stoughton, May 29, 1891, of complications arising from 
la grippe. 

He married (first) in Stoughton, Dec. 13, 1849, Mary, Jane 
Oibbs, born in Sandwich, March 26, 1832, died in Stoughton, 
May 23, 1853, daughter of John and Mary B. Gibbs. 

He married (second) in Stoughton, Dec. 1, 1854, Abby Man- 
ning (Capen) Reed, born in Stoughton, March 24, 1823, died 
there, April 25, 1900, daughter of Asa and Mary (Dickerman) 
Capen, and widow of John Reed, who died Feb. 15, 185.3. 

Mr. Holmes was a carpenter and builder, and was in business in 
Stoughton, where he had resided nearly all his life. 

Children, both born in Stoughton : 

I. JoHx GiBBS,8 b. Mar. 28, 1852; d. June 12, 1854. 
448. II. Arthur Lake, b. Sept. 8, 1855. 


James C* Holmes {Oliver,'' Samuel,^ Samuel," John,* 
Snmuel,^ John," George^). Born in Providence, R. I., Nov. 1, 
1835, and died there, of apoplexy, Feb. 1, 1869. 

He never married, but made a will, dated Jan. 8, 1869, giving 
to "Louisa Herlitz all furniture and household goods. She also to 

* Mr. Thurston was born in "Wolfboro, N. H., Oct. 12, 1826, and died in North 
Bridgewater, Mar. 12, 1854, son of Josiah and Abigail (Emerson) Thurston. He 
•was married June 2, 1852, and had one child, Charles Edwin Thurston, b. in N. 
Bridgewater, Mar. 28, 1853, and d. in Stoughton, Aug. 8, 1857. 


have $25.00 per month during her life, the first payment to be 
made within thirty days after my death. After her death, the re- 
sidue to go to my legal heirs." Simon S. Lapham, executor. 
(Providence Will Books, Vol. 22, p. 300.) 


George Otis* Holmes (Otis,'' Samuel,' Samuel,^ John,* 
Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in North Providence, R. I., 
Jan. 23, 1824, and is now (1907) living in Sharon at "Arbor 
Knoll," the residence of his sister, Mrs. Packard. 

Remarried (first) in Providence ( ?), in September, 1846, Sarah 
Finances Miinroe, born in Bristol, R. I., June 4, 1829, died 
in Foxboro, June 20, 1879, of a cancer, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Mary (Miller) Munroe of Warren, R. I. 

He married (second) in Providence, Aug. 21, 1884, Sarah 
Floriiida Baker, born in Sharon, June 8, 1845, died in East 
Foxboro, of consumption. May 10, 1887, daughter of Bradford and 
Clarissa (Jones) Baker. 

When a young man Mr. Holmes was in the brewery of his 
father and uncles, afterwards had a farm in East Foxboro for twenty 

Children, all born in Providence: 
449. 1. Oliver Cass,^ b. in 1848. 

II. ' . 

HI. Otis Baker, b. Jan. 17, 1857; d. Dec. 1, 1859. 


■ Charles Butler* Hohiies ( Otis,'' Samuel,' Samuel,^ John,* 
Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Providence, R. I., Aug. 5, 
1836, and died there, Aug. 31, 1896. 

He married in Providence, March 24, 1862, Ann Frances 
Munroe, born in Warren, R. I., Sept. 16, 1839,* and died of 
cancer, in Providence, March 29, 1885,* daughter of George and 
Mary Ann (Harris) Monroe, and sister to the wife of Frank Dorr 
Holmes (331). 

When a young man he was employed in the Holmes brewery. 
In 1866 he moved to Sharon, where he had a farm and a shingle 
mill. He returned to Providence in November, 1882. 

Children, the first three born in Providence, the others born in 
Sharon : 

I. ^ Anna Cora," b. Sept. 9, d. Sept. 24, 1862. 

II. Jennie "Winslow, b. Oct. 30, 1863 ; unm. 

in. Walter B., b. Jau. 25, 1865 ; d. July 30, 1883, of consumption 

* These are family dates. The Providence record gives them as one year later. 


IT. Geraldine Frances, b- Dec. 28, 1867 ; m. in Providence, 
Sept. 25, 1899, William Russell Holbrook, b. in Or- 
rington. Me., Aug. 22, 1874, son of William Thomas and 
Mary Abigail (Hodges) Holbrook. No children. 

450. V. Milton, b. May 22, 1874. 

VI. George William, b. May, 1878; now (1907) living in Prov- 
idence; unm. 

451. vii. Willard Munroe, b. Dec. 16, 1879. 


Frank Dorr' Holmes {Otis,'' Samuel," Samuel,^ John,* 
Samuel,* John,'' George^). Born in Providence, R. I., Jan. 22, 

He married in Warren, R. I., Nov. 15, 1863, Mary Emily 
Munroe, born there, April 23, 1843, daughter of George and 
Mary Ann (Harris) Munroe, and sister to the w^ife of his brother, 
Charles Butler (330). 

Mr. Holmes was in the Civil War, serving ten months in Co. K, 
Ilth Regt., R. I. Inf.* After the war he settled in Foxboro, 
where he lived a number of years, then went to South Framingham, 
where he is in business as a carpenter and builder. 

Children, both born in Foxboro : 

452. I. Arthur Borden,® b. Apr. 14, 1868. 

II. Addie Florence, b. July 27, 1870 ; d. in So. Framingham, 
May 20, 1872. 


DanieF Holmes {Daniel,'' Samuel," Samuel,' John,* 
Samuel,^ John,'' George^). Born in Providence, R. I., Jan. 23, 

He married in Brooklyn, Conn., June 19, 1872, Annie Laurie 
Franklin, born in Brooklyn, Conn., Dec. 28, 1855, daughter of 
John and Laura Pamelia (Hammond) Franklin. 

Mr. Holmes is doing a successful plumbing business in Provi- 

One child, born in Brooklyn, Conn : 

453. Daniel Franklin,^ b. Dec. 7, 1874. 


Charles Spofford' Holmes {Charles,'' Elijah," Samuel" 
John,* Samuel,^ Joh^i," George^). Born in Rockland, Me., Jan. 
17, 1818, and died, Dec. 11, 1864 ; perished off Lynn Beach in the 
schooner Lion, of which he was chief officer. 

* Henry Fisher, grandson of Samuel Holmes (109), served in the same company 
and regiment. (See page 123.) 


He married in Rockland, Dec. 18, 1838, Olive Hall Condon, 
born there, June 11, 1819, daughter of Joseph Weston and Frances 
R. (Hall) Condon. Mrs. Holmes is now (1903) living in "Wor- 
cester with her daughter. 

Children, all born in Rockland : 

454. I. Hiram Coxdon,^ b. Oct. 15, 1842. 

IT. Bradford Kimball, b. Aug. 27, 1847; d. in East Boston, 
Mar. 14, 1876, of hemorrhage of the lungs. He was in the 
U. S. Navy during the rebellion. Never married. 

III. Charles, b. Mar. 1, 1855 ; d. Sept. 18. 1856. 

IV. Frances Abbie, b. Sept. 10, 1859 ; m. in New York City, 

Jan. 23, 1899, Frank Herbert Peck, a commercial trav- 
eler, resident of New York at time of marriage, but b. in 
Bristol, R. I., in 1848, d. in Worcester, June 23, 1902, son 
of and Sarah (Bennett) Peck. No ch. 


John Henry* Holmes {Charles,'' Elijah,^ Samuel,^ John^* 
Samuel,^ John,'^ George^). Born in Rockland, Me., Feb. 2, 
1845, and is now (1906) living there, master of a large tugboat. 

He married in Rockland, Nov. 3, 1877, Hester Maria Mc- 
intosh, born in Rockland, June 16, 1847, daughter of Winthrop 
Cummings and Lucretia Hester (W^alsh) Mcintosh. 

Children, both born in Rockland : 

I. Adelaide Crocker,® b. Apr. 27, 1878. 

II. Charles Winthrop, b. Oct. 2, 1881 ; d. Aug. 8, 1903. The 

latter date came on Saturday. The following young men 
started in a naphtha launch at 8.20 p.m. to spend Sunday with 
their friends in camp at Pleasant Beach, viz., Henry K. 
Crocker, Raymond G. Hall, Oliver F. Hills, Charles W. 
Holmes, and Frank F. Veazie, all of Rockland, with Thomas 
V. Hodges of Bridgton, Me. The gasoline leaked from the 
tank, was taken up by the fly wheel and thrown on to a 
lighted lantern, setting fire to the boat. Holmes and Crocker 
could not swim, but were helped all possible by those who 
could. They became exhausted in fighting fire, benumbed in 
the water, and all perished, except Hills and Hodges, who 
barely escaped. 


^Albert Pierce* Holmes ( Charles,'' Elijah,^ Samuel,^ John,* 
Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Rockland, Me., Jan. 21, 
1848, and died there, March 1884, of consumption. 

He married in Rockland, Oct. 1, 1870, Alice Dell Crockett, 
born in Rockland, Oct. 17, 1854, died July 5, 1888, daughter of 
William S. and Abigail A. (Hayden) Crockett. 


Mr. Holmes was a bookkeeper at Vinal Haven, Me. ; afterwards 
a bagorao^e master on the Steamer Frank Jones, running between 
Portland and Bar Harbor. 

Children, both born in Rockland : 

I. Edith Lindset,^ b. Jan. 1, 1872; d. Sept., 1899. 

II. George Edward, b. Apr. 17, 1873 ; d. Jan. 25, 1880. 


William Oliver® Holmes (Charles,'' Elijah,^ Samuel^^ 
John,'^ Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Rockland, Me., Au- 
gust 13, 1856 ; died in a Massachusetts hospital, April 12, 1883, 
of Bright's disease. 

He married in Vinal Haven, Me., Oct. 1, 1870, Eugenia F. 
Doyle, daughter of Hiram and Lucy Emma (Davis) Doyle. 

Mr. Holmes was a bookkeeper, and resided in Vinal Haven, Me. 
Mrs. Holmes mai'ried (second), Sept. 4, 1890, Frederic L. Carver. 

No children. 


George* Holmes {Oliver,'' Elijah,^ Samuel,^ John,* Sam- 
uel,^ John,'^ George^). Born in Rockland, Me., Nov. 20, 1835; 
died Oct. 23, 1865 ; lost at sea, off Florida Keyes, while in com- 
mand of the new three-masted schooner Fortuna Thompson of 
Rockland. \ 

He married in Rockland, April 9, 1855, Mary Jane Thorn- 
dike, born in Rockland, Oct. 3, 1833, now living (1905) there, 
daughter of William Nelson and Chloe (Barnes) Thorndike. 

Children, all born in Rockland : 

I. Emma Frances,^ b. May 1, 1856; m. in Rockland, Jan. 1, 

1879, George AYallace Mugridge, a sailmaker, b. in 
Orland, Me., Nov. 6, 1852, son of George Perkins and Ellen 
(Witham) Mugridge. One eh. : Katherine Holmes Mugridge, 
b. in Rockland, Nov. 6, 1879 ; m. in Rockland, June 6, 1905, 
Frank Edward Follett, b. in Belfast, Me., July 16, 1866, son 
of Franklin Augustus and Jeanette Frances (Carter) Follett. 
No eh. 

II. Helen Louise, b. July 26, 1862; m. in Rockland, June 25, 

1881, George Albert Ames, b. in Rockland, Mar. 2, 1861, 
son of Albert and Margaret Ulmer (Verrill) Acoes. Mr. 
Ames has been a hotel proprietor in Hillsboro and Nashua, 
N. H. ; Augusta, Brunswick and Rumford Falls, Me. No ch. 
Now (1907) living in Brunswick, Me. 
455. III. George Albert, b. Mar. 28, 1866. 



Orris' Holmes {Oliver,'' Elijah,' Samuel,^ John* Samuel,'^ 
John,^ George^). Born at Rockland Highlands, Me., April 29, 

He married in Rockland, Me., Sept. 28, 1867, Mary Jane 
Sheniiaii, born in Rockland, April 12, 1847, daughter of Zenas 
and Julia A. (Ulmer) Sherman. 

Mr. Holmes is a successful milk farmer, and carries on the farm 
on which he was born. 

Children, all born at Rockland Highlands : 

I. Michael.^ b. Jan. 14, 1869 ; d. Feb. 13, 1871. 

II. Janette Monroe, b. June 2, 1872 ; m. in Rockland, Nov. 29, 

1897, Frank Austin Farrand, b. in Rockland, Aug. 31, 
1873, son of Gardner L. and Heleu (Martin) Farrand. One 
eh. : Donald Holmes Farrand, b. Nov. 30, 1898. 
in. Alden Brown, b. Mar. 12, 1876; d. Aug. 6, 1892. 

IV. Helen Louise, b. Jan. 10, 1882; m. in Rockland, Aug. 22, 

1904, Charles Albert Emery, b. at Seal Harbor, Me., 
Sept. 22, 1880, son of Charles O. and Alberta (EUms) Emery. 

V. Oliver Wendell, b. Jan. 1, 1889. 


Charles Warren* Holmes {Charles,'' Oliver,^ Samuel,' 
John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Sharon, tTan. 9, 1841. 

He married (first) in Colton, N. Y., Sarah Louisa Douglas, 
born there, Feb. 28, 1840, died there, March 17, 1887, daughter 
of James and Mary (La Bounty) Douglas. 

He married (second) Sept. 5, 1889, in Canaan, N. H., Henri- 
etta Frances (Drew) Johnston, born in Boston, Nov. 22, 
1848, daughter of Alfred R. and Mary xVnn (Gammon) Drew, and 
widow of Benjamin F. Johnston, by whom she had one child, ^Nlary 
Frances Johnston, born in Boston, Dec. 5, 1875, and married Mr. 
W. C. White of Bristol, N. H. 

Mr. Holmes worked in the Springfield Armory when a young 
man, afterwards moving to Colton, N. Y., where he was proprietor 
of a gun factory and machine shop. In 1890 he moved to Bristol, 
N. H., where he has lived ever since. He is proprietor of a machine 
shop, a prominent mason, odd fellow, and official member of the 
M. E. Church. 

Children : 

I. Sarah Elizabeth,' b. in Cambridge, Jan. 26, I860 ; m. in 

Piermont, N. Y., Apr. 5, 1885, Albert Burton Hoavk, b. 
in Lawrence, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1803, son of Chauncey and Lucy 
(Meckhara) Howe. Cli., all b. in Canaan, N. H. : 1. Reginald 
Burton, b. Oct. 25, 1888. 2. Ralph George, b. Dec. 31, 1894. 
3. Jessie Louise, b. Oct. 5, 1897. 

II. Helen Drew, b. in Bristol, N. IL, Aug. 14, 1891. 



Zebvilon® Holmes {Spencer,'' Zehulon,^ Zebulon,^ John,* 
Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born on Mt. Desert Island, Me., 
April 4, 1815, and died in Portsmouth, N. H., Dec. 4, 1892. 

He married in Kittery, Me., March 31, 1840,^ Letis Bunker, 
born there, Oct. 12, 1810, died in Portsmouth, Feb. 12, 1886, 
daughter of Valentine Bunker. 

Mr. Holmes was a shoemaker, and lived in Portsmouth most of 
the time, on Walden Lane. Next to him lived Benjamin Holmes, 
but of no relation to the Holmes of this Genealogy. 

Children, all born in Portsmouth, N. H. : 

I. Charles Spencer,^ d. in infancy. 

II. Herbert, d. in infancy. 

456. III. Charles William, b. Oct. 12, 1843. 

IV. Catherine, b. Mar. 3, 1846 ; now living in Portsmouth with 
her brother Charles. 


James Lewis^ Holmes {Spencer,'' Zebulon,' Zebulon,^ 
John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^'). Born on Mt. Desert Island, 
Me., March 21, 1820, and died in Portsmouth, N. H., Nov. 17, 

He married in Portsmouth, Sept. 30, 1841, Mary Elizabeth 
Neal, born in Kittery, Me., Sept, 17, 1824, died in Portsmouth, 
April 17, 1888, of meningitis, daughter of Guy and Elizabeth 
(Jenkins) Neal. 

Mr. Holmes's active life was spent in the navy as a carpenter. 
He was carpenter's mate during the Civil War, and was on the 
Cumberland when she was rammed and sunk in Hampton Roads 
by the confederate ironclad Merrimac, on March 9, 1862, but he 
escaped. At the time of his death he was carpenter at the Navy 
Yard in Kittery. 

Children, all born in Portsmouth, N. H., except Maria Louise: 
I. Emily,^ b. in 1843 ; d. at age of three months. 
IL Maria Louise, b. in Charlestown, Oct. 11, 1844; d. at South 
Berwick, Me., Feb. 6, 1905 ; m. in Portsmouth, July 6, 1865, 
Albekt Leavitt Goodwin, a monument dealer, b. in So. 
Berwick, June 13, 1843, son of Jedediah and Elizabeth 
(Wadleigh) Goodwin. Ch., all b. in So. Berwick : 1. Fred 
Parker Goodwin, b. Dec. 7, 1865. 2. Lewis Albert Goodwin, 
b. Oct. 2, 1867; m. in Exeter, N. H., Carrie Rollins. 3. 
Arthur Holmes Goodwin, b. Feb. 2, 1870 ; d. in So. Berwick, 
Mar. 28, 1905; m. in Dover, N. H., Jan. 31, 1895, Maud 
Maddox of So. Berwick. 4. Elizabeth Bertha Wadleigh Good- 
win, b. Dec. 11, 1878; m. in So. Berwick, David Nichols 
Cheney of So. Berwick. 5. Ralph Doe Goodwin, b. Dec. 18, 


1881. 6. Guy Need Goodwin, b. Oct. 11, 1883 ; d. Apr. 19, 
III. Albert Spencer, b. Sept. 4, 1846. He is a stonecutter, and 
has lived in Wells, Me., a number of years. Single. 

IV. Charles Edwin, b. Sept. 21, 1847, feeble in health; always 

made his home with his sister Kate. 

V. Lizzie Lewis, b. Feb. 13, 1853; now living in Manchester, 

N. H., where she m. Jan. 29, 1882, Ernest Williams 
Go WING, b. in Wilmington, Aug. 18, 1856, son of Daniel and 
Eliza Ellen (Williams) Batchelder.* Ch. : 1. Lewis Hemy, 
b. in Manchester, N. H., June 2, 1883. 2. Ida May, b. in 
Derry, N. H., Apr. 5, 1885. 

457. VI. Fred Neal, b. Apr. 8, 1856. 

VII. Kate Cumberland,! b. Sept. 18, 1857; d. Dec. 10, 1904, of 
pneumonia, in Kittery, Me., where she had gone with her 
family to help and cheer her cousin James S. Lawry, who 
had been left a widower a few months previously. She m. 
in So. Berwick, Me., Apr. 28, 1881, Frank Valentine 
Hanscom, b. in So. Berwick, Feb. 14, 1857, son of John and 
Nancy (Jellison) Hanscom. One ch. : Harry Holmes Hans- 
com, b. in So. Berwick, July 15, 1883. 


William* Holmes {Spencer,'' Zebulon," Zehulon,^ John,* 
Samuel,^ John,'' George^). Born at South West Harbor, Mt. 
Desert Island, Me., Sept. 16, J 1825, and died in Portsmouth, 
N. H., Dec. 31, 1905, of sinility. 

He married in Portsmouth, Nov. 7, 1852, Isabel (Leach) 
Grant, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Fernald) Leach, of Eliot, 
Me., and widow of Francis Grant, who d. Sept. 10, 1849, and is 
buried in William Holmes' lot. No children by Mr. Grant. Mrs. 
Holmes is in a demented condition and hardly realizes what is being 
said to her. William Holmes was captain of a fishing schooner, 
was successful financially, and retired. Soon after that he experi- 
enced religion and devoted to the church a goodly portion of what 
he had made. In the later years of his life he lived the life of a 
hermit, never being seen on the street and seldom seen out of his 
house. When the writer called, in 1904, for information, he an- 
swered every question, in as few words as possible, but would 
volunteer nothing. 

Children, all born in Portsmouth, N. H. : 

I. Susan Frances,* b. June 6, 1855 ; d. Nov. 5, 1864. 

458. II. Joseph, b. July 25, 1856. 

* Born as Williams ; adopted as Batchelder. 

t The Cumberland part of her name was added after she was five years old, to 
commemorate the destruction of the frigate Cumberland, in which her father played 
a prominent part. 

X These are his own words. The Portsmouth record has him bom Sept. 26. 


ni. Mart Augusta, b. 1859; d. Dec. 2, 1882. 
IV. Nellie, b. Sept. 14, 1865 ; d. Nov. 5, 1865. 


Henry Eastman^ Holmes {Spencer,'' Zebulon,^ Zebidon,^ 
John,* Samuel,^ Jokn,^ George^). Born in Klttery, Maine, June 
3, 1832, and died of a paralytic shock in Maiden, Aug. 26, 1904. 

He married, in Portsmouth, X. H., Dec. 15, 1853, his cousin, 
Nancy Caroline Williston, born in Newton Upper Falls, Mar. 
29, 1835, died in Portsmouth, Aug. 26, 1883, daughter of John 
and Sally (Stanley) Williston.* 

Mr. Holmes went to Boston at seventeen and learned the trade 
of a machinist. He lived in Xewton Upper Falls for a number of 
years and had charge of the shop where the well known Hancock 
inspirator was made. In 1896, his poor health obliged him to give 
up. He made his home in Maiden with his daughter during the 
later years of his life. 

Children : 

I. Harry Spexcer,® b. in Newton Upper Falls, Sept. 2, 1857 ; 

d. in Portsmouth, N. H., July 18, 1880. 

II. Lillian Frances, b. in Newton Upper Falls, Feb. 14, 1861 ; 

m. there, Dec. 3, 1888, Wilbur Llewellyn Davis, b. in 
Portsmouth, .July 14, 1859, now living in Maiden, son of 
Stephen L. and Anna Emily .Jane (Rugg) Davis. One ch., 
Elroi/ Forest Davis, b. in Wichita, Kansas, Feb. 10, 1890. 

III. Herbert Forrest, b. in Portsmouth, Nov. 17, 1869 ; d. there 

Mar. 2, 1882. 


Leonard* Holmes (Leonard,'' Zehulon," Zehidon,^ John,* 
Samuel,^ John,'^ George^). Born at Mt. Desert, Me., June 22, 
1814, and died there Dec. 5, 1894. He is the only Holmes of this 
work, who is mentioned in the Probate Court Records of Hancock 

He married in Cranberry Isles, Me., Jan. 24, 1837, Mary Ann 
Norris, born at Alexandria, Va., Oct. 22, 1814; died at Mt. 
Desert, Oct. 11, 1898, daughter of Charles and Joanna (Eaton) 
Norris,t and granddaughter of Rev. Ebenezer Eaton, the father of 
Congregationalism on Mt. Desert Island, and for fifty years pastor 
of the church there. Mrs. Holmes' life was an example of patience 
and submission ; she was loving, tender, charitable, and was a 
model wife and mother. 

* Sarah Stanley was a sister of Phebe Stanley, who married Spencer Holmes (213). 
t Charles Norris was a native of Newburyport, and his wife was born in Sedg- 
wick, Me. 


Leonard Holmes cured fish first on Cranberry Island. His first 
transaction in land was made there and his first child was born 
there in 1838. 

In 1845 he moved to Gouldsboro, ]\Ie., where he and Charles 
Norris (a relative) bought one hundred acres of land of Jolin Fris- 
bee, for $1000, at "Musquetor" Harbor,* adjoining the Harvard 
College lot (Hancock Co. Deeds, vol. 81, p. 133). While at 
Gouldsboro, he engaged more extensively in curing fish, owning 
Several vessels ; he also was in the lumbering business. He stayed 
in Gouldsboro fourteen years, then returned to Cranberry Isles and 
owned a general store. He also bought several parcels of land there. 
About 1885, he returned to the town of his birth and sold his hold- 
ings in all other towns. Holmes' Island, in Mosquito Harbor, 
Gouldsboro, was bought by his son Leonard Elrie Holmes, and Ed- 
ward H. Norris. 

Children, the first four and the youngest born at Cranberry Isles, 
the others born in Gouldsboro : 

I. Emily Augusta,^ b. May 13, 1838 ; d. there, May 31, 1859. 

459. II. Charles Norris, b. Mar. 17, 1841 ; d. July 21, 1864. 

III. Mary Higgins, b. Oct. 10, 1843 ; m. Jan. 3, 1865, as his sec- 

ond wife, Thomas Manchester Stanley, b. Dec. 16, 1828, 
son of Jonathan and Irene (Ladd) Stanley, of Cranberry 
Isles. No ch. 

IV, Frances Adelaide, b. May 4, 1845, now living at Mt. Desert ; 

m. at Cranberry Isles, Jan. 25, 1865, Moses Staples Bun- 
ker, a sea captain, b. at Cranberry Isles, Sept. 19, 1842; d. 
in Portlanfl, Me., Aug. 16, 1896, son of Thomas and Lydia 
Maria (Preble) Bunker. Capt. Bunker retired in 1884, and 
moved to Tacoma, Wash. ; returned in June, 1896. Ch., the 
first two b. at Cranberry Isles, Me., the others b. in Portland, 
Me.: 1. Nellie Frances Bunker, b. Feb. 12, 1866; m. in 
Portland, Feb. 12, 1885, Rev. George A. Sheafe, a Methodist 
clergyman. Mr. and Mrs. Sheafe are now living in Snohom- 
ish, Wash. One ch., Earle Vernon Sheafe, b. in Portland, 
Dec. 12, 1885, now (1906) a student in Puget Sound Uni- 
versity. 2. Charles Edward Bunker, b. Dec. 26, 1867; m. 
Clara E. Burleigh. 3. Elton Lewis Bunker, b. June 24, 
- 1871 ; m. in Portland, Sarah C. Green. 4. Arthur C. Bun- 
ker, b. Nov. 8, 1873 ; d. in Tacoma, Wash. 5. Ernest L. 
Bunker, b. Oct. 17, 1883 ; d. in Tacoma. 

460. V. Lewis II., b. May 26, 1847. 

461. VI. Richard Courier, b. June 2, 1849 ; d. Apr. 18, 1899. 

462. VII. William Thomas, b. Apr. 2, 1851. 

VIII. Martha Alice, b. Jan. 27, 1855; m. Apr. 17, 1878, Walter 
GiLE Tucker, b. Aug. 16, 1856, son of Samuel Gile and 
Elizabeth Gooding (Reed) Tucker of Taunton. Mr. Tucker 
is a commercial traveler and Mrs. Tucker was a school teacher 

• When he sold this land it was called " Musketoe" Harbor in the deed. 


before marriage. They have resided in Wellesley since May 

1, 1882. Ch. : 1. Frank Cady Tucker, b. Jan. 20, 1879. 

2. Ralph Walter Tucker, b. Oct. 2, 1880. 3. Bessie Holmes 
Tucker, b. Sept. 19, 1882. 4. Emma Gooding Tucker, b. 
Apr. 21, 1884. 

463. IX. Leonard Elrie, b. Feb. 14, 1857. 

X. Emma Amelia, b. Aug. 20, 1859 ; m. in Mt. Desert, Mel- 
ville Leighton Allen, b, Jan. 27, 1862, son of Obadiah 
and Sophia A. (Leighton) Allen of Mt. Desert. Ch. all b. 
at Marblehead : 1. James Bailey Allen, b. Jan. 6, 1889. 2. 
Walter Melville Allen, b. Sept. 4, 1890. 3. Roger Holmes 
Allen, b. Sept. 24, 1893. 4. Richard Obadiah Allen, b. Oct. 
27, 1895. 


Lewis® Holmes {Leonard,'' Zebulon,' Zehulon,^ Johriy* 
Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born at Mt. Desert, now Tremont, 
Me., Nov. 7, 1819. 

He married (intentions of marriage published Feb, 14, 1841), 
Ann Louise Payson Atherton, bom Jan, 17, 1823; died 
Nov. 2, 1898, daughter of William and Mary (Eeins) Atherton of 
Mt. Desert. 

Lewis Holmes followed the sea principally for a livelihood, but 
never took long voyages. 

Children, all born in that part of Mt. Desert now called Tremont : 

464. I. William Leonard,^ b. Sept. 13, 1842. 

n. Lewis Edwin, b. Feb. 11, 1844; d. Oct. 30, 1849. 

m. Emeline (twm), b. June 30, 1846 ; d. July 9, 1846. 

IV. Catherine (twin), b. June 30, 1846; d. July 12, 1846. 

V. Cathalena Eldora, b. Dec. 21, 1851; d. Jan. 4, 1904, in 

Eden, Me. ; m. Nov. 28, 1869, Wesley True Ober of Tre- 

VI. Frances Lillian, b. July 18, 1859; m. (1) Jan. 1, 1884, 

Gilbert Hadlock Atherton of Mt. Desert. She m. (2) 
George Lewis Atherton of Bangor. 


John Manchester* Holmes {Leonard,'' Zebulon,' Zebu- 
Ion,^ John,* Samuel,'^ John,^ George^). Born in that part of 
Mt. Desert, now called Tremont, Me., July 20, 1825, and died 
June 10, 1864, on the way home from Washington, D. C, having 
been sick in the army during the Civil War. 

He married (first 5"^ Mahala Doliver, daughter of Peter and 
Phebe (Smallidge) Doliver. 

He was divorced from his first wife and married (second) Mary 
Jane Richardson, of Eden, Me., and went West. 


Sept. 27, 1852, he sold in Tremont to the trustees of the M. E. 
Church, for $350, land for a parsonage, situate near Norwood's 
Cove; this deed was signed by ^Slahahi his wife (Hancock Deeds, 
vol. 95, p. 1). In 1854, he, mentioned as a "trader of Eden," 
built a house, barn and store at Salisbury's Cove, on Frenchman's 
Bay, on land he bought of, a few months previous and mortgaged 
it for $400 to, his brother Leonard, then of Gouldsboro. {Ibid, 
vol. 100, p. 23.) June 24, 1856, he sold this land to Leonard 
for $600, but no buildings are mentioned. (Ibid, vol. 103, p. 88.) 

Three children by the first wife : 

I. Augusta E.,® b. in Tremont, Me., Dec. 1, 1848; m. Apr. 9, 

1865, John Staples, of Sedgewick, Me. 

II. Alice Lincoln, b. in Edeu, Me., iu Feb., 1854; m. Onslow 

Atherton, of Mt. Desert. 

III. Frank, went to xSewfoundland, where he married and died. 

Children by the second wife, all born in the West : 

IV. Isabel Atherton. 

T. William Herbert, b. Mar. 18, 1860. 
VI. Charles. 


William Thomas^ Holnies (Leonard,'' Zebidon,' Zebidon,^ 
John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in that part of Mt. 
Desert now called Tremont, Me., 1829, now living at S. W. Har- 
bor, Me. 

He married there, Nov, 21, 1853, Amelia Mary Clark, born 
Oct. 16, 1832, now (1904) living, a member of the Congrega- 
tional Church for thirty-five years. 

Mr. Holmes followed the sea in his early days, later was in the 
store with his son. 

Children, both born in S. W. Harbor : 
465. I. Anson Irving,^ b. Dec. 21, 1855. 

II. Elmer Eugene, b. Aug. 17, 1861 ; d. at S. W. Harbor, Oct. 
27, 1868. 


^ William* Holmes (Jacob,'' Zebulon,^ Zehdon,^ John,* 
Samuel,^ John,* George^'). Born in Middleboro, Dec. 22, 1831, 
and died in Taunton, Feb. 2, 1905. 

He married in Taunton, Maria Westeott, born in Dighton, 
Nov. 1, 1838, daughter of John and Emily (White) Westcott. 

Mr. Holmes was a white metal smith, employed at the silver 
works of Reed, Barton & Co., Taunton. In 1880 he inherited 
quite a sum of money from his niece, Fannie Murdock, who died 


at his house. By this he was enabled to live in comfort and ease 
in the latter part of his life. 
No children. 


Charles Henry* Holmes {Jacob,'' Zebulon,^ Zehnlon,^ 
John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Middleboro, Sept. 14, 

He married, in Carver, Nov. 22, 1863,^Mary Loriiig Pratt, 
born there, Jan. 18, 1844, died there April 21, 1901, daughter of 
Lewis and Amanda (ShurtlefF) Pratt. 

Mr. Holmes, when a young man, went to Taunton and learned 
the trade of a britannia worker. In September, 1861, he enlisted 
in the navy and was discharged Oct. 7, 1863. He was most of the 
time on the gunboat "King Fisher." 

In October, 1865, he settled in Carver, where he has been ever 
since, on his own farm. 

Children, both born in Carver : 

I. Gertrude,^ b. Nov. 12, 1869 ; d. July 12, 1873. 

II. Gertrude, b. .June 11, 1878; d. Sept. 3, 1884. 


^ Philander Jacob^ Holmes {Jacob,'' Zebidon,^ Zebulon,* 
John,* Samuel,"^ John,^ George^). Born in Middleboro, January 
22, 1843. 

He married in Marion, Nov. 15, 1869, Ellen Frances Bent, 

born in Carver, April 6, 1849, daughter of Ira Cook and Sally 
Murdock (Shaw) Bent. 

Mr. Holmes served in the navy during the civil war as engineer, 
appointed Nov. 12, 1862; discharged Aug. 24, 1866. He now 
resides in Carver and is doing a successful business in the manufac- 
ture of kegs and other cooperage products. 

Children, both born in Carver : 

I. Mabel Warren,^ b. July 28, 1873. 

II. Jesse Allen, b. Dec. 30, 1886. 


^ Gardner Everett* Holmes {Jacob,'' Zehulon,^ Zebulon," 
John,* /Samuel,^ John,^ George^). A cooper. Born in Middle- 
boro, June 26, 1845, and died in the Taunton Insane Asylum, 
Aug. 25, 1901, of toxic insanity and acute inflammation of the 


He married in Carver, June 2, 1882, Sarah Catherine 

Whidden, born in Sherbrook, N. S., July 8, 1857, now (li)07) 
living in Carver, daughter of Simon and Sarah (Mcintosh) 

Children, all born in Carver : 

466. I. TTiLLiAM EvERETT,« b. Sept. 22, 1883. 

4G7. II. Robert "Watsox, b. Jime 16, 1885. 

III. Russell AVhidden, b. May 31, 1888. 

IV. AcHSAH Ellen (twin), b. Aug. 14, 1895. 

V. Anxa May (twin), b. Aug. 14, 1895. 


Warren^ Hohnes (Leivis,'' Benjamin,^ Zebulon," John,* 
Samuel,^ John,' George^). Born in Doaktown, N. B., ^May 2, 
1830, and died in Chatham, X. B., in June, 1898, of a kidney 
trouble. C 

He married (probably in Gaspereau, N. B.) Elizabeth Dillon, 
born there about 1835, and died of childbirth in Doaktown, Oct. 27, 

Mr. Holmes was a tanner by trade, but devoted a great deal of 
time to hunting. He lived in various towns, but principally in Lud- 
low and Doaktown. 

Children. All of the sons are living, but (excepting Albert) 
will not answer letters. If any information should be received 
later, it will be given in the appendix. 

I. Mary Anx,^ b. at Siilmon River, X. B., in January, 1858; 

d. in lloultoii, Me., wliere she had lived since marriage ; 
m. in Doaktown, James Moore. Four ch. 

II. Lewis, b. in Doaktown, Sept. 6, 1859, and is now (1908) 

living there. Single. 
467 A. III. Bexjamix, b. in Ludlow, in August, 1861. 

IV. Amos, b. in Ludlow, in January, 1863 ; now living in Still- 

water, Minn. Single. 

V. Marshall, b. iu Ludlow, in January, 1864; now living in 

Doaktown, N. B. Single. 

VI. JOHX, b. at Salmon River, Feb. 1, 1867. Is lately married, 

but his relatives do not seem to know who, when or where. 
His present (1908) residence is Houlton, Me. 

VII. Margaret, b. in Doaktown, in February, 1870, died, some 

say in Perth, some say in Woodstock, N. B. ; m. iu Fred- 
ericton, X. B., a Mk. Green. Xo ch. 
467 B. VIII. Albert James, b. in Doaktown, Xov. '2b, 1872. 

IX. Elijah, b. in Doaktown, Oct. 15, 1874; went to live with a 
family named Williams, who moved to Oldtown, Me., and 
probably is known by that name. 



SamueP Holmes {Lewis,'' Benjamin,^ Zebulon,^ John,* 
/Samuel,' John,* George^). Born in Doaktown, N. B., Jan. 8, 
1835, and died there, Aug. 21, 1903, after a sickness of one and 
one-half years of partial paralysis. His sufferings were intense, but 
he bore them with true Christian fortitude. 

He married in Ludlow, N. B., Oct. 1, 1863, Lizzie Cluston, 
born in Derby, N. B., Sept. 11, 1843, died in Doaktown, May 8, 
1892, of pneumonia, daughter of Magnus and Margaret (McKay) 

Mr. Holmes was a prosperous farmer, lumberman, highway com- 
missioner, trustee of schools, trustee of the Presbyterian Church, 
and was in many ways prominent in the town. 

Children, all born in Doaktown : 

468. I. Howard Walter,^ b. July 5, 1864. 

469. II. James Horatio, b. Jan. 26, 1866. 

III. Annie, b. Aug. 21, 1868; m. in Doaktown, May 24, 1893, 

James V. O'Donnell, a farmer, b. in Ludlow, N. B., Sept. 13, 
1853, son of Patrick and Lydia W. Susanna (Price) O'Don- 
nell. Ch., all b. in Ludlow: 1. Finlow Samuel, b. June 13, 
1894. 2. Merle Woods, b. June 13, 1897. 3. Jessie Susanna, 
b. July 6, 1901. 4. Thelma Perle, b, Aug. 9, 1905. 

IV. Hannah, b. July 28, 1870 ; d. July 31, 1870. 

V. Margaret Jane, b. Sept. 9, 1873 ; m. in Doaktown, May 9, 

1894, Collins Bradford Ogilvie, b. in Petitcodiac, N. B., 
Apr. 5, 1874, son of William and Mary (Baskin) Ogilvie. 
Ch., all b. in Doaktown, N. B. : 1. Minnette Haviland Ogil- 
vie, b. Oct. 19, 1895. 2. Thomas George Johnstone Ogilvie, 
b. Sept. 30, 1897. 3. Clarence Robb Ogilvie, b. June 6, 1900. 
4. Tweedie Ogilvie, b. Aug. 3, 1903; d. Aug. 25, 1903. 5. 
John Samuel Ross Ogilvie, b. Sept. 20, 1904. 6. Annie 
Holmes Ogilvie, b. Sept. 4, 1906. 


' Benjamin Leclunore* Holmes {Lewis,'' Benjamin,' 
Zehdon,' John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Doaktown, 
N. B., March 9, 1837, and died in Kalama, Wash., April 1, 1895, 
from the effects of a paralytic shock, causing him to fall on the 
sidewalk, striking his head on the pavement. 

He married in Mauston, Wis., June 23, 1870, Susan Smith, 
born in County Monaghan, Ire., Nov. 27, 1847, daughter of Patrick 
and Catherine (Farley) Smith. 

At the time of the Civil War Mr. Holmes left Doaktown and 
joined the Northern army, and never returned to Doaktown. He 
was high sheriff in Washington from 1884 until 1892; was ap- 
pointed postmaster of Kalama in 1893, which office he held at 


Children : 

I. Annie Teresa,^ b. in New Lisbon, Wis., Apr. 9, 1871. 
470. II. Lewis Charles, b. in Necedah, Wis., Sept. 7, 1872. 

III. Francis Lech.more, b. in Kalama, Wash., Dec. 19, 1877. 

IV. John Warren, b. in Kalama, Mar. 19, 1879. 


David* Holmes {Lewis,'' Benjamin," Zehulon,'' John,* 
Samuel,^ John,' George^). A farmer. Born in Doaktown, 
N. B., Nov. 1, 1840, and is now (Dec, 1907) living there on the 
old homestead. 

He married (first) in Blackville, N. B., June 21, 1880, Mary 
Cliiston, born in Scotland in 1851, and died in Doaktown, Jan. 
27, 1887, of childbirth, daughter of John and Margaret Cluston. 

He married (second) in Doaktown, Aug. 6, 1887, Elizabeth 
Ann Betts, born there, Dec. 1, 1860, died there. Oct. 14, 1894, 
of a cancer, daughter of Nelson and Margaret Betts, and slightly 
related to Rachel Betts, who married Lewis Holmes (217), father 
to David. 

He married (third) in Doaktown, Jan. 22, 1896, Fannie 
Mitcliell, born there, July 1, 1851, daughter of Charles and 
Mary Ann (Abernath) Mitchell. 

Children, all born in Doaktown, N. B. : 

I. Clara," b. May 21, 1883 ; d. Aug. 6, 1886. 

II. Frank Lewis, b. Dec. 14, 1885. 

III. Stillborn child, b. -Ian. 27, 1887. 

IV. Clara Rachel, b. Nov. 1, 1888; m. in Fredericton, N. B., 

July 3, 1907, William McCreadie. 

V. Benjamin Lewis, b. Feb. 8, 1890. 

VI. Elvin David, b. Sept. 12, 1892. 
vii. Manford Magnes, b. Mar. 7, 1894. 


James Lnther* Holmes {Daniel dishing,'' Luther,'^ Is- 
sachar,'' John,* Samuel,' John,^ George^). Born in Dedhani, 
Jan. 6, 1871. 

He married in Somerville, June 23, 1905, Addie Ethelina 
Warren, born in Cornville, Me., June 9, 1875, daughter ot 
George and Jeannette Ann (Braden) Warren. 

Mr. Holmes is an engineer on the N. Y., N. H. and H. R. R. 
and resides in Dorchester. 

One child : 

Jeannette Louise,' b. in Roxbury, Mar. 25, 1906. 



Joseph Warren® Holiues {Joseph^'' Luther^^ Issachar,'' 
John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in HansDn, June 17, 
1877, and is now (1906) living in Campello, and a machinist by 

He married in Haverhill, June 20, 1901, Daisy Ella Kling- 
liiaii, born in Haverhill, Nov. 25, 1880, daughter of Adolph 
Ludolph and Almira Amanda (Britton) Klingraan. 

Children : 

I. Geraldine Warren,® b. in Brockton, June 18, 1903. 

II. Arlene Augusta, b. in Campello, June 7, 1905. 


Arnold Earle® Holnies {Lewis JST.,'' Joseph," Joseph,* 
John,* Samuel,^ John," George^). Born in Sharon, July 31, 

He married in Watertown, Dec. 24, 1900, Clara Bertha 
Hooper, born on Prince Edward Island, Oct. 2, 1877, daughter 
of John and Maria (Rodd) Hooper. 

Mr. Holmes is a papermaker, and has been in the employ of 
Hollings worth & Whitney in their Watertown mill since 1900. 

Children, both born in Watertown : 

I. Eunice Belle,^ b. Jan. 24, 1902. 

II. Hazel Mat, b. Mar. 12, 1905. 


Edward* Holnies {Clifford,'' George,^ Ehenezer,'^ Ehen- 
ezer* Samuel,^ John," George^). Born in Langdon, N. H., May 
30, 1828, and died there, Oct. 7, 1905, of chronic cystisis. 

He married (first) in Rockingham, Vt., Dec. 11, 1850, Gratia 
Maria Evans, born there about 1830, died there (?), Sept. 22, 
1852, daughter of Jesse and Maria (Mason) Evans. 

He married (second) at Saxton's River, Vt., Dec. 25, 1855, 
Emily Jane Pulsifer, born in Westminster. Vt., March 8, 
1830, now (June, 1906) living in Langdon, N. H., daughter of 
Elijah and Rebecca (Kendall) Pulsifer. 

Mr. Holmes left Langdon about 1848, went to Rockingham, Vt., 
where he lived until a few months after his second marriage. He 
then moved to Charlestown, N. H., where he raised his family. 
In 1873 he returned to Langdon, where he remained the rest of his 

Children, all born in Charlestown, N. H. : 

I. Selden Clifford,^ b. Jan.(?) 1857 ; d. May 25, 1863. 
471. II. Herbert Allen, b. Dec. 30, 1858. 


III. George Ernest, b. Oct. 28, 1861 ; d. in Langdon, Jan. 18, 

1878, of inflammation of the bowels, 

IV. Grace Maria, b. May 26, 1863 ; m. at Saxton's River, Yt., 

Mar. 5, 1891, Ernest LaForest Knight, b. in Chester, 
Vt., May 12, 1863, son of Willard E. and Charlotte L. (Skin- 
ner) Knight. Ch., all b. in Langdon: 1. LaForest Ernest 
Knight, b. May 10, 1893. 2. Selden Percival Knight, b. May 
19,1894. 2>/ Freeman FJIei^j Knight, h. ^e^i.U^l^'db. 4. 
Willard Ellery Knight, b. July 31, 1900. 
T. Fidelia Valena, b. June 27, 1865 ; m. at Saxton's River, Vt, 
Sept. 25, 1888, Ira Mead Russell, a farmer, b. in Langdon, 
Aug. 17, 1864, son of Joseph B, and Sophronia (Brackett) 
Russell, and brother to Flora Belle Russell, who married 
Herbert Allen Holmes (471). One child, Carl Wade Russell, 
b. in Langdon, July 11, 1896; d. Sept. 10, 1896. 


Justin* Holmes {Preston,'' George^^ Ehenezer* Ehenezer,* 
Samuel,^ John,' George'). Born in Milford, N. H., Feb. 3, 
1816, and died in Westfield, N. Y., Feb. U, 1878. . 

He married in Trenton, N. Y., July 4, 1837, Adelaide 
Walker, born in South Trenton, N, Y., Sept. 22, 1816; died in 
Westfield, July 17, 1882, daughter of Timothy and Betsey (Whit- 
taker) Walker. 

Early in life Mr. Holmes went into the employ of the Erie R. R. 
In 1856 he was fuel agent of the Lake Shore and Michigan South- 
ern R. R., with residence in the town of North East, in Pennsyl- 
vania. In 1858 he was made assistant superintendent of that road, 
with his residence at AVestfield, N. Y. In 1860 he became inter- 
ested in oil and operated successfully. In 1864 he sold out his oil 
interests, moved to Chicago and dealt largely in real estate. The 
great fire of 1871 ruined him financially and he never recovered in 
health or wealth. He had six hundred acres of farm and timber 
land that he was able to look after during the days of his declining 

Children, all born in South Trenton, N. Y. : 

I. Harriet Elizabeth,^ b. May 15, 1838 ; d. in Westfield, N. Y., 

Apr. 1, 1859. 

II. Marcus Morton, b. in 1840; d. in Granbury, Texas, Nov. 1, 

1879, unmarried. He went to Texas and pre-empted land 
for stock raising. 

III. Emma Samantha, b. May 22, 1843, now (1906) living in 

Westfield, N. Y. ; m. there, Oct. 2, 1873, William Marvin 
Prendergrast, a railroad conductor, b. in Barcelona, N. Y., 
Apr. 17,1842, d. in Westfield, June 11, 1901, son of Thomas 
M. and Eunice (Fassett) Prendergrast. No children. 

IV. Phebe Leonora, b. Mar. 22, 1845, now (1907) living in West- 

field, unmarried. 



Horace Humphrey® Holmes {Preston,'' George,'^ Ehen- 
ezer,^ Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Trenton, 
N. Y., April 17, 1826, and is now (1907) living in Elraira, N. Y. 
He married, in Trenton, Nov. 7, 1854, Harriet Mallory, 
born there, June 10, 1833 ; died in Elmira, July 26, 1899, daugh- 
ter of Ammi and Mary (Chapman) Mallory. 

Mr. Holmes was first a ftirmer, then a railroad man and later a 
spring manufacturer. He went to Wisconsin in 1843 with his sis- 
ters, Hannah, Elizabeth and Margaret. He returned to New York 
state in 1859 and has lived in Elmira almost constantly ever since. 
He was in the army from March, 1864, to the close of the war, in 
the military railroad service. 
One child : 
Mary Ella,^ b. in Elmira, Aug. 12, 1855; d. in Sayre, Penn., Mar- 
21, 1883; m. in P^lQiira, William T. Elmendorf, of Elmira- 
One eh. : Robert Holmes Elmendorf, b. Jan. 19, 1882, a graduate of 
Cornell University, and is now (1906) in London, England. 


Ira® Holmes {Augustine,'' George,^ Ebenezer,^ Ehenezer,* 
Samuel,^ Jolin,^ George^). Born in Stoddard, N. H., Feb. 16, 
1821, and died in Walpole, N. H., Feb. 24, 1892, of pneumonia. 

He married in Rockingham, Vt., April 4, 1848, Catherine 
Baylis Locke, borne in Chester, Vt., Sept. 24, 1823, now (1905) 
living in Walpole, N. H., daughter of Asa and Fanny (Prentiss) 

Mr. Holmes, when about fourteen years old, went to Langdon, 
N. H., with his parents. In 1846, he was in the currying business 
in Lempster. In 1854 he returned to Langdon and bought a farm. 
In 1868 he moved to Walpole, where he owned a farm on the 
Connecticut River. He was an energetic and successful farmer. 
He was interested in church woi'k and was Sunday-school super- 
intendent for many years in Lempster, as well as Langdon. 

Children, the first two born in Lempster, the other two in Lang- 
don : 

I. Prentiss Locke,® b. Nov. 1, 1850; d. in Langdon, Aug. 26> 


II. Emma Frai^ces, b. Apr. 13, 1854, a graduate of Mt. Holyoke 

College, class of 1877 ; d. in Walpole, N. H., Nov. 20, 1880, 
of typhoid fever. 

III. Arthur Locke, b. July 26, 1856 ; d. in Walpole, May 17, 

1876, of cerebro spinal meningitis, while a student at Yale 
472. IV. John Prentiss, b. Nov. 23, 1858. 



Allen® Holmes {Lulce^ George,'^ Ebenezei\^ Ebenezei\* 
Samuel y^ John,^ George^). Born in Stoddard, N. H., Dec. 22, 
1818, died in Fayette, Iowa, May 16, 1887, of ulcers in the stomach. 

He married in Francestown, X. H., August 1, 1839, Susanna 
Bowers Scobey, a relative, born there, July 24, 1818, died in 
Fayette, Oct. 13, 1889, of a stomach trouble, daughter of David 
and Rebecca (Allen) Scobey. (See Preston (226) for particulars 
of Scobey.) 

He went in 1841 to Trenton, N. Y., for a year or two, then to 
Milton, Wisconsin, where his father had taken up government land. 
During his fourteen years residence there he became prominent. 
About 1856 he purchased the hotel at Johnstown Centre, Wisconsin, 
where he also owned a farm. In 1868 he sold all his property in 
Johnstown and moved to Fayette, Iowa, and bought half interest 
in a saw and grist mill, which he operated for a great many years. 
In 1886 he was appointed post master at Fayette, and at his death 
his son succeeded him. He was an upright, honorable citizen, and 
made many friends w'herever he lived. He held many official po- 
sitions and w'as prominent in his locality. 

Children : 

I. George Allen,^ b. in Francestown, N. H., May 23, 1840 ; d. 
in Fayette, Feb. 11, 1875, of consumption. He was a grocer 
and never married. 

473. II. Frederick Normax, b. in Trenton, N. Y., Mar. 11, 1842. 

474. III. Oscar Charles, b. in Mihon, Wise, Feb. 23, 1844. 

IV. Imogex Cecelia* b. in Milton, Wise, May 1, 1846; m. in 
Lima, Iowa, March 20, 1873, Sidney Cobb, b. in Windham, 
N. Y., Nov. 6, 1825, now living in Fayette, son of Simon and 
Eunice (Lewis) Cobb. Two children, both b. in Fayette : 
1. Genie Emaranda, b. Nov. 2, 1874. 2. Georgia AUena, b. 
April 9, 1876 ; m. in Fayette, Br. Riley Gilbert Rich, b. in 
Fayette, Sept. 13, 1864, son of Anzello Everton and Isabella 
(Haight) Rich. One eh., Dorothy Eleanor Rich, b. in David 
City, Nebraska, March 21, 1903. 

475. V. Clarence Lyman, b. in Milton, Wise, Mar. 13, 1848; d. in 

Fayette, May 21, 1905. 

VI. Milan Wilson, b. in Milton, Wise, Sept. 18, 1850 ; d. there 

of dysentery, Nov. 5, 1854. 

VII. Cynthia Jane, b. in Milton, Wise, Dec. 25, 1852; d. there 

of dysentery, Oct. 27, 1854. 

476. VIII. Ernest, b. in Milton, Wise, June 16, 1855; d. in Fayette, 

Feb. 17, 189G. 

IX. Sarah Christine, b. in Johnstown Centre, Wise, Mar. 10, 

1857 ; d. there Mar. 25, 1858, of consumption. 

X. Orren Whiting, b. in Johnstown Centre, Wise, June 6, 1863 ; 

d. there Sept. 24, 1865, of consumption. 

*To Mrs. Cobb the writer is indebted for the descendants of Luke and Allen 



Charles" Holmes {Luke,'' George,^ Ehenezer,^ Ehenezer,* 
Samuel,^ John,^ George^). A carpenter. Born in Stoddard, 
N. H., Sept. 19, 1823, and is now (1906) living in Milton, Wis- 
consin. I 

He married in Milton, June 4, 1846, Emeline Jane Wau- 
dell, born in Syracuse, N. Y., July 25, 1828; died in Milton, 
May 4, 1903, daughter of Thomas Stillwell and Rachel (Conklin) 

Mr. Charles Holmes was one of the first of the family to go "West. 
He left Stoddard in 1841, spent the winter in Trenton, N. Y., with 
his brother Preston, then going to Milton, Wisconsin, where he 
has lived ever since. 

Children, both born in Milton, Wisconsin : 

477. I. George Edwin,^ b. May 18, 1847. 

11. Fannie Jane, b. Jan. 26, 1849 ; d. in Milton, Oct. 28, 1863. 


Frank^ Holmes {Luke,'' George,^ Ehenezer,^ Ehenezer^* 
Samuel,^ John,^ George^^. Born in Stoddard, N. H., Feb. 28, 
1828, and is now (1906) living in Fayette, Iowa. ,, 

He married in East Milton, Wisconsin, Dec. 24, 1854, Ann 
Soplironia Davis, born in Utica, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1832; died 
in Fayette, Feb. 26, 1906, daughter of Ephraim Stillman and De- 
sire (Burdick) Davis, who went to Utica from Connecticut. 

Mr. Holmes was a builder aud contractor and has lived in Fay- 
ette since 1875. 

One child : 
Lafayette Henry,® b. in Koshkonong, Wise, July 14, 1857, and died 
in Fayette, Iowa, Jan. 22, 1894. He never married. 


Albert' Holmes {Luke,'' George,^ Ebenezer,^ Eheiiezer,* 
Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Stoddard, N. H., Jan. 17, 
1832, and is now (1906) living in Milton Junction, Wisconsin, a 
retired farmer. i 

He married in Johnstown, Wisconsin, Dec. 25, 1854, Eliza- 
beth Pauline Hawkins,''born in Oneida Co., N. Y., Oct. 12, 
1835, daughter of Thomas J. and Ann (Taft) Hawkins. 

Mr. Holmes went West in September, 1842, to Otter Creek; 
after a few months he went to Koshkonong, where he stayed a year, 
then returned to Otter Creek, where he lived until 1889, then went 
to Fort Atkinson. In 1891 he went to Milton Junction, where he 


now lives with his daughter Blanche. (The above mentioned towns 
are all in Wisconsin.) 

Children, both born at Otter Creek : 

I. Blanche Caroline,^ b. June 17, 1856 ; m. in Janesville, Wise, 
Mar. 14, 1878, Randall Spencer Thompson, b. in Albion, 
Wis., June 6, 1858, now living in Milton June, son of An- 
thony and Rhoda (Vincent) Thompson. Ch., both born in 
Milton, Wise. : 1. Eva Leonora Thompson, b. Oct. 29, 1882 ; 
m. at Milton June, April 15, 1903 Philip George Winch, b. 
iu Milton, July 10, 1882, son of Wesley and Martha (Mar- 
quart) Winch. Ch., both born at Milton June. : i. Madge 
Lillian Winch, b. Mar. 11, 1904. n. Ralph Philip Winch, 
b. Oct. 19, 1905. 2. Alice Elizabeth Thompson, b. June 12, 
1884 ; m. at Milton June, Mar. 25, 1903, Edward Americus 
Rice, b. in Milton, Feb. 24, 1883, son of Miles and Carrie 
(Greenway) Rice. No children. 

iL Addie Ann, b. Dec. 10, 1871 ; m. at Milton June, Dee 30, 1891, 
Louis Powell Harvey Rood, b. in Dakota, Wise, Jidy 
17, 1867, SOD of Hosea Whitford and Ann Elizabeth (Munroe) 
Rood. Mr. and Mrs. Rood now (1906) live in Madison, Wise 
They have one adopted daughter, b. in Lancaster, Wise, Jan. 
22, 1896, as Mabel Chase, daughter of Aarou and Eunice 
Chase. Mabel's brother Albert Lyford Chase, b. 1888, is also 
living within the Rood Family, but is not adopted. 


Mancell Jay* Holmes {Lithe,'' George,^ Ehenezer,^ Ehen- 
ezer,* Samuel,^ John,"^ George^). Born in Stoddard, N. H., 
Jan. 26, 1837. 

He married at Milton Junction, Wisconsin, August 13, 1859, 
Frances Jeanette Waudell, born in Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 
22, 1837, daughter of Thomas Stillwell and Rachel (Conkling) 
Waudell, and sister to the wife of Charles Holmes (364). 

Mr. Holmes left Stoddard in 1842, stayed a short time in N. Y. 
State, then went to Milton, Wisconsin. He was in Chicago, from 
1880 to 1905, as local agent for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 
Paul R. R. Since then he has lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

Children, all born in Milton, Wise. : 

I. Cora' Sarah, b. Aug. 22, 18G0 ; d. in Chicago, 111., Oct. 18, 

1901; m. there, Dee 2, 1882, Daniel McCarthy (not 
living). Onech. : Dale Holmes McCarthy, h. in 'EivaMsViWe^ 
Wise, Oct. 18, 1887. 

II. Flora Gertrude, b. Dee 8, 1869; m. in Chicago, Apr. 30, 

1895, Arthur Albert Briggs, a clerk in the First National 
Bank of Chicago, b. in Manistee, IMich., in 1867, son of Al- 
bert W. and Rose (Cagwin) Briggs. No children. 
478. III. Henry Bunyan, b. Aug. 12, 1875. 



Cornelius S/ Holmes {John,'' Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer," Eben- 
ezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in New York State, 
about 1840, and is now living at Richfield Springs, N. Y., where 
he has received numerous letters from the writer, and he has tried 
to give information on other members of the family, but will give 
none about himself or his own family. 

Children : 

I. A Boy,® d. young. 

II. Viola. 


Oliver Morse* Holmes (Oliver,'' Oliver,^ Oliver,^ Ehen- 
ezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Lempster, N. H., Jan. 
8, 1834, and died in Mashpee, April 6, 1903. 

He married (first) in Boston, in 1861> Frances A. Peavey^ 
born in West Cambridge, and died in Boston in Feb., 1866. 

He married (second) in Mashpee, Nov. 9, 1876, Mary Frances 
Robinson, born in Boston, Jan. 17, 1849, now (1906) living 
there, daughter of Michael and Julia (Hogan) Coflfey, and widow 
of Henry Robinson, who died in Shelby, Ohio, in 1871. 

When a young man Mr. Holmes went to Boston, and engaged 
with the McKay Sewing Machine Co., and had charge of their Bos- 
ton oflSce for twenty-two years. 

In 1863 he made his first visit to Mashpee on a trout fishing trip, 
continuing annually his sport thei'e until 1887, when he purchased 
the Hotel Attaquin, and the famous trout brooks near by. In 1870, 
he and his uncle Levi Morse of Boston invested largely in cran- 
berry bogs about Mashj^ee. His hotel was famous for hunting and 
fishing parties from Boston. 

In 1889 he was appointed postmaster, and refitted the office. He 
also served the town in various other ofl&ces. 

One child : 
479. Oliver GE0RGE^ b. June 22, 1862. 


Gilman DurrelP Holmes {Lewis,'' Ichabod,^ Enoch,^ 
Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Warner, N. H., 
Nov. 29, 1842. 

He married in Stanfordville, N.Y., Jan. 12, 1874, Sarah Emily 
Anson, born there ( ?) Aug. 26, 1845, died Dec. 8, 1902, daughter 
of Nathan and Catharine (Cashnae) Anson. 

He left Warner Jan. 12, 1870, to take a position on a railroad 
in New York State, and is now (1904) master machanic and in 


charge of the shops of the Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut 
R. R., at Dutchess Junction. 
One child : 
Lewis Axson,^ b. at Pine Plains, N. Y., Apr. 26, 1884. 


Mason^ Holmes {Lewis,'' Ichabod,^ Enoch,^ Ebenezer,* 
Samuely^ John," George^). Born in Warner, N. H., Nov. 26, 

He married (first) in Henniker, N. H., Nov. 25, 1871, Lucy F. 
Counor, born there June 19, 1856, died in Newport, N. H., March 
31, 1873, of congestion of the lungs, daughter of Ira and Abby 
(Chase) Connor. 

He married (second) in Warner, N. H., April 4, 1874, Mar- 
garet Frances Melvin, born there Aug. 29, 1846, daughter 
of Proctor D. and Harriet (Bagley) Melvin. 

Mr. Holmes has been a railroad man nearly all his life, with the 
exception of a few years. He was an engineer on the Concord & 
Claremont Division of the Boston & Maine R. R. until his health 
compelled him to retire, when he bought a ftirm where he lived un- 
til recuperated ; he then retui'ned to the road where he has been 
ever since. 

Mr. Holmes is prosperous and has a goodly competence for a 
"rainy -day." 

Children, all born in Warner : 

480. I. Harry Listox,» b. Feb. 22, 1878. 

II. Lewis, b. Aug. 7, 1880 ; d. Aug. 14, 1880, of inf. of lungs. 

III. Emily Sawtell, b. Apr. 25, 1882. 


Henry David* Holmes {Harrison,' David,^ Enoch," Ehen- 
ezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Antrim, N. H., May 
23, 1846, now living in Stoddard, N. H., a manufacturer of clothes 

He married in Bellows Falls, Vt., Sept. 7, 1868, Alma Maria 
Robbins, born in Swansea, N. H., Jan. 13, 1849, daughter of 
Amos and Philena (Priest) Robbins. 

Mr. Holmes was in the Civil War; he enUsted in Sept., 1863, 
in the First Vermont Cavalry ; discharged in August, 1865. He 
was with Sheridan at AVinchester, Cedar Creek, etc. ; was wounded 
at Middle Roads, Va., and captured, Nov. 12, 1864; was a pris- 
oner at Libby until Feb., 1865. 

Children, the last three born in Nelson, N. H. : 

481. I. Fred Harrison," b. in Harrisville, N. H., May 7, 1872. 

II. Flora Bell, b. in Stoddard, N. H., Oct. 7, 1874; m. there, 


May 9, 1902, as his second wife, Frederic Robert Jen- 
nings, b. in England, Oct. 12, 1874, son of William and Ruth 
(Davey) Jennings. One ch. : Leona Bessie Jennings, b. 
Ajjr. 16, 1903. (See iv. Leona Algie.) 
482 III. Oscar Henry, b. iu Harrisville, Jan. 23, 1877. 

IV. Leona Algie, b. in Harrisville, June 23, 1880; d. in Stoddard, 

Feb. 9, 1899; m. in Stoddard, July 16, 1898, Frederic 
Robert Jennings. (See ii. Flora Bell.) One ch. : Mildred 
Ruth Jennings, b. Jan. 20, 1899. 

V. Eva Alma, b. June 18, 1885 ; m. in Antrim, N. H., May 31, 

1903, J. Morris Cutter, b. in Henniker, N. H., July 3, 
1881, son of Charles Xenojihone and Frances Nellie (Glover) 
Cutter. Ch. : 1. Frances May Cutter, b. Jan. 15, 1904. 2. 
Earl Xenophone Cutter, b. Aug. 17, 1906. 

VI. Nellie Emo, b. May 9, 1889 ; m. in Winchendon, May 21, 

1904, Fred. Calvin Cutter, born in Stoddard, N. H., Sept. 
15, 1883, brother to J. Morris Cutter. One ch. : Agnes Hazel 
Cutter, b. in Stoddard, July 19, 1906. 

viL Lawrence Minot, b. Feb. 26, 1893. 


Jefferson Alonzo' Holmes {Harrison,'' David,^ Enoch^^ 
Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Stoddard, N. H., 
June 27, 1861. 

He married in Hillsboro, N. H., March 24, 1886, Elva Maria 
Blanchard, born in Washington, N. H., Feb. 21, 1867, daugh- 
ter of George W. and Sarah Maria (Russell) Blanchard. Mr. 
Holmes is a farmer and moved to Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 7, 1901. 

One child : 

Frank Wilbur,^ b. in Washington, N. H., Aug. 30, 1888. 


George McClellan^ Holmes {Harrison,'' David,^ Enoch,^ 
Ehenezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^ ). Born in Stoddard, N. H., 
Jan. 31, 1864. 

He married in Keokuk, Iowa, Jan. 6, 1887, Ijottie Ann 
Swift, born Dec. 31, 1868, daughter of John H. and Charlotte 
A. (Stockdale) Swift. 

Mr. Holmes went West when a young man, lived twelve years in 
Iowa and ten years in Colorado and Missouri. He has lived in 
Bennington, N. H., since 1897, where for the past few years he has 
been superintendent of the highways. 

Children : 

I. Eva Almina,^ b. in Irwin, Iowa, Aug. 20, 1888, d. in King 

City, Mo., Sept. 20, 1888. 

II. Vena I^Iay, b. in King City, Nov. 9, 1890 ; d. there, July 24, 



in. Martha, b. in King City, Jan. 10, 1892; d. in Berlin, Mo., 
Sept. 21, 1892. 

IV. Elsie Elizabeth, b. in Berlin, Mo., Sept. 2G, 1895, 

V. Florence Marion, b. in Bennington, N. H., Aug. 3, 1905. 

\ 375 

Milton Victor^ Holmes {Joseph,'' Nathan,^ Ellphalet,^ Jo- 
seph,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Stannard, Vt., Nov. 
20, 1849, and died March 1, 1905, of tuberculosis while on a visit 
to San Diego, California. 

He was a merchant and was in company with his brother Walter 
H. Holmes in Hawaii, Sandwich Islands. He was never married. 


Walter Harrison^ Holmes {Joseph,'' Nathan,'^ EUphalet,^ 
Joseph,* Sanniel,^ John,"^ George^). Born in Stowe, Vt., March 
18, 1851, and died in Oaxaca, Mexico, June 4, 1898, of pneu- 
monia. ^ 

He married in Honokea, Hawaii, in 1883, Ivy Willfoiig, born 
in Hawaii, Jvme 15, 1861, died in Oaxaca, Mexico, April 4, 1898, 
of pneumonia, daughter of Capt. George (captain of a New Bed- 
ford whaler) and Mary (Crosby) Willfong. 

Mr. Holmes left Stowe in 1854 and went with his parents to Ran- 
dolph, Wis. He left there in 1870, and after being a telegi-aph 
operator a few years started a store in 1874 at Reno, Nevada, in 
company with his brother Milton. They were burned out there and 
in 1878 went to Hawaii and established three stores in different 
parts of the island. His health being poor he went to Southern 
California, thence to Monterey, Mexico, where he had a store and 
was interested in mines in Oaxaca. 

Children : 

. I. Eva Esther,^ b. in San Francisco, Cal., March 1, 1888; Hves 
with her aunt Allie V. Holmes in Coronado, California. 
II. Amy Flora, b. in San Diego, Cal., July 10, 1890, and lives in 
Pasadena, California. 


Willis Jerome® Holmes {Joseph,'' Nathan,' Eliphalet," 
Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Stowe, Vt., April 
15, 1853, and is now living in Duluth, Minnesota, engaged in the 
sale of stocks and bonds. 

He married in Dodge Centre, Minn., Jan. 2, 1884, Ida Saf- 
ford, born in Wasioja, Minn., Sept. 28, 1857, daughter of Jud- 
son Jonas and Maria (Walkup) Safford. 


Mr. Holmes, when an infant, went with his parents from Stowe, 
Vt., to Randolph, Wis. ; lived at Fergus Falls, Minn, a while, 
and went to Duluth in 1891. 

One child : 

DoxALD Safford Holmes,^ b. at Fergus Falls, Minn., Sept. 20, 


Everett Nathan* Holmes {Joseph,^ Nathan,^ Mlphalet,^ 
Josej)h,* Samuel,'^ John,^ George^). Born in Randolph, Wis- 
consin, April 15, 1855. 

He married in San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 12, 1894, Mary Mc- 
Gowaii, boi-n there. May 15, 1869, daughter of Andrew and 
Mary (Muir) McGowan. 

Mr. Holmes went to Hilo, on the Island of Hawaii, in February, 
1891, and established a general store. Since then he went into the 
sugar business and is now worth a fortune. 

Children, both born at Hilo : 

I. Milton Lyle Holmes,' b. Oct. 1, 1896. 

II. Everett Nathan, Jr., b. Sept. 10, 1900. 


Percy Joseph^ Holmes {Joseph\ Nathan,^ EUphalet,^ Jo- 
sep>h,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Randolph, Wisconsin, 
Aug. 28, 1863. 

He married in Pomona, California, Dec. 24, 1893, Martha 
Louisa Ogan, who died in Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 12, 1900, of 
consumption of the bowels. Her maiden name was Shaw, and she 
was the widow of Charles Ogan, by whom she had two children. 

Mr. Holmes is a superintending machinist and electrical engi- 
neer. H^left Randolph in 1885 and has since lived in Fergus 
Falls, Minn., Hilo, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Chino, and Fresno, Cali- 
fornia, Denver, Col., and is now at Cripple Creek, Col. 

Children : 

I. Willis Milton,^ b. in Chino, Cal., Oct. 16, 1894, 

II. Arthur, b. in Los Angeles, Cal., Mar. 12, 1887, d. there, Sept. 

2, 1899. 


DeLosse Irving' Holmes {Joseph,^ Lewis,'' EUjyhalety' 
Eliphaltt^" Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in the 
"Holmes Xeighborhood " now in North Attleboro, Dec. 10, 1855. 

He married at Diamond Hill in the town of Cumberland, R. I., 
April 19, 1876, Susan M. Cole, who died there, of a fever, 
Sept. 19, 1885, daughter of Levi and Charlotte (Whiting) Cole. 


Children, both born in Cumberland, R. I. : 

I. Irvixg LeRoy,^ b. Feb. 8, 1883. 

II. Leon DeLosse, b. Aug. 31, 1885. 


Frank Eugene® Holmes {Eliphalet Sanford,'' AugiistiiSy^ 
Eliphalet,^ Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,* George^). Born in Tiskilwa, 
Bureau Co., Illinois, April 7, 1852. 

He married in Pawtucket ( ?) R. I., Xovember 20, 1873, Jane 
Elizabeth Graham, born there Dec. 31, 1847, died there Oct. 
13, 1886, daughter of George and EHzabeth (Brice) Graham. 

Mr. Holmes was brought to Pawtucket from Illinois when he was 
two years old, and has made that town his residence ever since. In 
early life he was a tanner, but has been in a meat market since 1893. 

In his prime he was the best amateur oarsman in America. He 
won thirty-eight races out of forty in different parts of the United 
States and Canada. For five years he was the Champion Amateur 
Sculler of America. Juns 17, 1880, he won the World's Cliampion- 
ship in Amateur Single Sculls, winning a $1,000 prize wdiich has 
never been beaten. He has also won many pedestrian races. He 
was a wonder in his branch of athletics. 

Children, both born in Pawtucket, R. I. : 

483. I. Fkank^ Graham, b. April 2, 1878. 

484. II,- George Sanford, b. Nov. 27, 1883. 


James Augustus® Holmes {Eliphalet Sanford,'' Augus- 
tus,^ Eliphalet,' Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,' George^). Born in 
Tiskilwa, llHnois, May 9, 1854. 

He married there, Dec. 20, 1877, Marilcla Underwood, 
born there May 25, 1856, daughter of Mason and Chilmisia (Scott) 

]\Ir. Holmes went to Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1898, and is super- 
intendent of a large creamery there. 

Children : 

I. Lora' Beatrice, b. in Tiskilwa, III., Dec. 19, 1878. She is 

a contralto singer of renowned ability. 

II. Lulu May, b. in western Nebraska, Jan. 23, 1884. 


Byron Spencer^ Holmes {Eliphalet Sanford,'' Augus- 
tus,^ Eliphalet,^ Joseph,* Sainuel,^ John,* George^). Born in 
Pawtucket, R. I., May 27, 1855. 


He married in North Platte, Nebraska, Sept. 28, 1895, Kath- 
erine Melissa Wood, bom in Seekonk, Mass., May 22, 1853, 
daughter of Albert Jenks and Lydia (Sykes) Wood. 

Mr. Holmes went into Illinois, in 1876, thence to Nebraska, where 
he stayed until 1905. Since then he has resided in Pawtucket, where 
he is a stationary engineer. 

No children. 


William Sanford^ Holmes {Elij)halet Sanford,'' Augus- 
tus,^ JEliphalet,'' Josej^h,* Samuel,^ John,^ Geoi'ge^). Born in 
Pawtucket, R. I., Jan. 27, 1860. 

He married in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 7, 1885, Clarinda 
Elizabeth Swinford, born in Paxton, llhnois, Sept. 25, 1860, 
daughter of John N. and Sendicy E. (Grom) Swinford. 

Mr. Holmes went to Colorado in September, 1882. First to 
Pueblo, second to Colorado Springs, third to Greely, fourth to 
Denver where he has been since Oct. 7, 1885. He was once the 
publisher of a newspaper, but is now a printer, proofreader, de- 
signer and publisher of special souvenir postal cards. 

One child : 
Ethel Eliza^, b. in Denver, Colo., July 28, 1887, now teaching 
school at Grover, Colorado. 


Harry Luther^ Holmes (Franh Harrison,'' Harrison,^ 
Elij^halet,^ Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^^. Born in Min- 
neapolis, Minnesota, Oct. 17, 1883. 

He married in the South about 1903. 

He is not an own son of Mr. Holmes, but was adopted when an 
infant, not legally, but was used as an own child and was given 
the name of Holmes. 

At the ao-e of seventeen he left home with his foster-father's con- 
sent and located in St. Louis, where it was supposed he intended to 
stay ; but he went to South Africa and joined the British army in 
the Boer War, as an accountant in one of the quartermasters' offices. 

Upon the return to this country he located in the South, probably, 
but his people have heard nothing from him, although search has 
been thoroughly made by his foster-father. 


Frank WDlard* Holmes ( Willard Robinson,'' Leonard,'' 
Joseph,^ Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Provi- 
dence, R. I., Nov. 4, 1855. 


He married there, Nov. 19, 1877, Abna Emeline Kinginan, 
born in Bridgewater, Oct. 14, 1855, daughter of Hector Orr and 
Mary Emeline (Kingman) Kingman. 

Mr. Hohnee is a manufticturing jeweler, and is vice-president of 
the B. S. Freeman Co. at Attleboro Falls. This company manu- 
factures chains and bracelets mostly, which have an extensive sale 
in the middle and western states. 

Children, the two first born at Attleboro Falls : 

I. Charles' Willard, b. Dec. 10, 1878, d. at Attleboro Falls, 

Dec. 8, 1903. 

II. Emma Frank, b. Dec. 12, 1880, teaches school at No. Attle- 


III. Ethel Louise, b. at Attleboro, Jan. 18, 1893. 


Williajn Clark' Holmes (Ct/rus,^ Ezi^a,'' Samuel,^ Sam- 
uel,^ Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ JSTathaniel ,^ George^). Born in 
Pittsfield, Illinois, March 4, 1843, and died in Gibson City, Illinois, 
August 17, 1892. ^ 

He married (first) in Lincoln, Illinois, Dec. 2(d, 1867, Jane 
Evans, bom in Ireland, Feb. 6, 1849, and died in Osman, Illinois, 
Jan. 31, 1877. 

He married (second) in Osman, Jan. 17, 1878, Alice Guyant 
Maguire, born in Camden, N. J., April 4, 1849 (now living) 
daughter of John and Margaret Elizabeth (Shaum) Maguire. 

Mr. Holmes was a farmer and lived in Lincoln, Pittsfield and 
Champaign, Illinois, mostly. He was four years in the civil war, 
and served in Co.'s B and E, the second Reg't, Indiana Cavalry. 

Children, all born in Lincoln, Illinois : 

I. John EzRA^°,b. Nov. 18, 1868 ; d. in the Philippmes, Dec. 24, 

1902, while in the U. S. army, 
n. Rebecca Sophia, b. Oct. 7, 1870; d. Aug. 8, 1871. 
485. III. Charles Irwin, b. July 14, 1873. 

IV. Calista Emma, b. Mar. 29, 1872 ; m. in Champaign, 111., June 

22, 1897, Edgar Harvy Alyea, an insurance agent, b. 
in Greenburg, Ind., Nov. 24, 1869. son of James Harvy and 
Sarah Frances (Roberts) Alyea. Ch. : 1. Paul Edgar Alyea, 
b. in Gibson City, 111., Sep. 8, 1898. 2. WendeU Walter 
Irvin Alyea, b. in Urbana, 111., Dec. 23, 1902. 

V. Cyrus William, b. Nov. 10, 1875 ; d. Oct. 14, 1876. 


John Hodgen' Holmes (Cyrus,* Ezra,^ Samuel,* Sam- 
uel,^ jVathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,* George^). Born in 
Pittsfield, Illinois, May 22, 1851. 


He married in Ludlow, Illinois, Dec. 31, 1873, Mary Jane 
Cloycl, born in Harrodsburg, Ky., June 13, 1855, daughter of 
A. P. and Martha (Devine) Cloyd. 

Mr. Holmes went from Pittsfield to Ludlow in 1869, and stayed 
until 1882, when he went to Gibson City, 111. In Sept., 1905, he 
went to Bloomington, 111., where he is now proprietor of a crockery 
store. In Gibson City he owned a grain elevator and lumber busi- 
ness, was an alderman two terms and mayor one term. He is also 
president of the Eastern Kansas Oil Co., at Moran, Kansas. 

Children, the first two born in Ludlow, the last three born in 
Gibson City, 111. : 

I. Belva May,^° b. Oct. 25, 1874, d. in Charleston, Kansas, Sept. 

22, 1880. 

II. Bertha Delight, b. Aug. 28, 1876; d. in Gibson, 111., Dec. 

20, 1882. 

III. LiNA Fay, b. Oct. 19, 1882 ; d. at Gibson, Sept. 9, 1883. 

IV. Stella Merl, b. Dec. 21, 1890. 

V. Mary Helen, b. Aug. 16, 1898. 


Ezra Luther® Holmes, {Cyrus,^ Ezra,'' Samuel,^ Sam- 
ziel,^ JSTathamel,* Ebenezer,^ JSfathaniel ,^ George^). Born in 
Pittsfield, Illinois, May 31, 1855. 

He married, in Mahomet, 111., Oct. 29, 1879, Martha Jose- 
phine Scott, born there, June 25, 1856, now living in Urbana, 
Illinois, daughter of James Johnson and Susan Ann (Martin) 
Scott, and sister to John D. Scott who married Lucy Regula 
Holmes, sister to this Ezra. 

Children : 

486. I. Ernest Luther,i° b. in Ludlow, 111., Oct. 4, 1880. 

II. Lincoln Scott, b. in Ludlow, Nov. 23, 1885, now (1907) 

with his uncle Johc in Bloomington, 111. 

III. Lucy Regula, b. in Mansfield, 111., Sept. 13, 1887. 


Cyrus January^ Holmes {Cyrus, ^ Ezra,^ Samuel,^ Sam- 
uel,^ Nathaniel,^ Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,'^ George^). Born in 
Pittsfield, Illinois, Jan. 19, 1857. 

He married, Feb. 22, 1881, Mary Adeline Dillon, born in 
Georgetown, Illinois, July 28, 1862, daughter of James Wright 
and Elizabeth Wood (Martin) Dillon. 

Mr. Holmes lived in Minnesota twenty-three years, but is now 
(1907) manager of the Eastern Kansas Oil Co., at Moran, Kansas. 


Children, all bom in Minnesota : 

I. Mabel E,* b. in Crookton, Aug. 10, 1883. 
• II. Mkllville DrLLOX, b. in Crookton, June 12, 1885. 
III. Roland AVright, b. in Litchfield, June 30, 1900. 


George Gray^ Holmes (Ctjrus,^ Ezra^'' Samuel,^ Samuel,^ 
I^athaniel,* Ehenezer^^ J^athaniel ,^ George^). Born in Pitts- 
field, Illinois, Jan. 22, 1859. 

He married, March 16, 1887, Einina Ettie Hormel, born in 
Shiloh Centre, 111., Nov. 5, 1861, daughter of Henry Clay and 
Mary Ann (Rhoades) Hormel. 

Mr. Holmes was named for his uncle George Gray who married 
Abigail Holmes, sister to Cyrus (249) and daughter of Ezra (137). 
Mr. Gray was a visitor in the Holmes family about the time of the 
birth of George. 

Mr. Holmes is a farmer, and when a boy moved with the family 
from Pittefield to Ludlow, where he lived until 1903 ; since then he 
has lived in Estherville, Iowa, where he has a large farm. 

Children, both born in Ludlow, 111. : 

I. Minnie Mabel,i<^ b. June 15, 1888. 

II. Percy Oliver, b. July 29, 1892. 


Charles Thompson' Holmes (Charles Henry, ^ Sam- 
uel,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel^'* 
George^). Born in Milton, June 2-4, 1854, and is now (1907) 
living in Canton. 

He married Evaiis, from whom he separated not long 

after marriage. 

No children. 


Edwin Sanforcl® TLoVnifi^ {Erastiis Nathaniel,^ JVat/ian- 
iel,'' Ebenezer,^ 8anniel,^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ NathanieP , 
George^). Born in Worcester, Feb. 28, 1834. . 

He married (first) in Worcester, Dec. 25, 1857, Sarah 3Ioore 
Sanborn Crane, born in Franklin, N. H., in 1836, died in Bal- 
timore, Md., July 15, 1865, of typhoid fever, while on a visit at 
the home of the parents of Mr. Holmes ; she was the daughter of 
Robert Thompson and Miriam (Sanborn) Crane. 

* Has no middle name ; uses the letter E. 


Mr. Holmes married (second) in Washington, D. C, May 21, 
1867, Ann Marsh Crane, bora in Franklin, N. H., March 26, 
1831, and sister to his first wife. 

Mr. Holmes, while in Worcester, had a grocery store until 1862, 
when he moved to Washington, D. C, and engaged in the fruit 
business. From 1867 to 1891 he was in the Treasury Department. 
Since then he has been a dealer in rubber goods. 

Children, the first two born in Worcester : 

I. Miriam Sanborn,^" b. Dec. 8, 1859 ; m. in Baltimore, Oct. 3, 
1883, Edgar Park Snioxs, an architect for the U. S. Gov- 
erument, b. in Utica, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1858, now (1907) living 
in Brookland, D. C, son of Fletcher and Jane (Arnold) 
Simons. Ch., all b. in Washington: 1. Ralph Wellington 
Simons, b. Oct. 11, 1885. 2. Miriam Holmes Simons, h. Dec. 
22, 1886. 3. £:dna Parke Sitiions, b. Apr. 25, 1890. 4. 
JSarle Arnold Simons, b. Sept. 3, 1891. 
487. II. Edwin Sanford, Jr., b. July 24, 1862. 

III. Sadie Crane, b. in Washington, May 10, 1865 ; m, there Dec. 
7, 1892, James Bruce Webb, an insurance agent, b. in Ska- 
neateles, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1862, son of James Watson and 
Jane (White) Webb. Mr. Webb was commissioned first 
lieutenant in the Spanish war, promoted to Adjutant, and 
was in the Philippines. One ch., Richard Bruce Webb, b. iu 
Washington, Oct. 2, 1893. 


Albert T^'athaniel' Holmes {Erastus Nathaniel,^ JVa- 
thaniel,^ Ehenezer,^ ^Samue^,'' jSFathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ Naihaniel^^ 
George^). Born in Worcester, March 25, 1839 ; died in Roxbury, 
Md., March 2, 1896, of pneumonia. 

He married in Worcester, April 1, 1860, Sarah Maria Flagg, 
born in Amoskeag, X. H., August 3, 1837, died of Bright's Dis- 
ease in Worcester, Aug. 14, 1900, daughter of Samuel and Sarah 
(Newell) Flagg. 

Mr. Holmes left Worcester in 1890 and went to Baltimore, Md., 
where he was a clerk. 

Children, all born in Worcester except Frederic : 

I. Clara Maria,^'^ b. Mar. 31, 1862; m. in Baltimore, Md., Apr. 

13, 1886, Lerot Lee Leland, b. in Northumberland Co., 
Virginia, July 26, 1856, son of John Walter and Elizabeth 
Frances Ann (Lee) Leland. Ch., all b. in Baltimore, Md. : 

1. Clara Frances, b. July 10, 1892. 2. Edna Estelle, b. Nov. 

2, 1894. 3. Mary Margaret, b. Aug. 31, 1898 ; d. in Balti- 
more, Oct. 23, 1903. 

II. Frederic Porter, b. in Vineland, N. J., Nov. 15, 1868, now 

living at Rock Hall, Md. Single. 

III. Edwin Albert, b. Nov. 15, 1870; d. in Worcester, Feb. 12, 

1876, of diphtherial croup. 


488. IV. Walter Turner, b. July 10, 1872; d. May 10, 1902. 

V. Frank Herbert, b. July 21, 1874 ; d. iu Worcester, Aug. 11, 
1875, of cholera infantum. 


Erastus Willis' Holmes {Erastus Nathaniel,^ JSfathan- 
iel,'' Ehenezer^^ Samuel,' Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ 
George^). Born in Worcester, Sept. 19, 1854. 

He married in Tidioute, Penn., Sept. 23, 1878, Mary Agnes 
Bai'kbricle, bom in Ogdensburg, N. Y., Aug. 14, 18G1, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Sarah (Nugent) Kirkbride. 

Mr. Holmes left Worcester when he was twenty-one and went 
into Pennsylvania, finally settling in Warren, where he has been 
Xsince 1900. He is master carpenter of the Penn. E,. R. Is a Free 
Mason and an Odd Fellow. 

Children : 

I. Mary Ethel,!" b. in Titusville, Pa., Feb. 26, 1880. 

II. Floyd Merrill (twin), b. in Irvine, Pa., Oct. 3, 1888. 

III. Willis Jay (twin), d. in Irvine, Aug. 22, 1889. 


William Boyd^ Holmes {Charles,^ Ehenezer,'' Ebenezer,^ 
Samuel,^ Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born 
in Quincy, Dec. 6, 1854. 

He married in Boston(?), Dec. 16, 1878, Florence Estelle 
Jeranld, born in Boston, Dec. 16, 1857, daughter of Horace D. 
and Mary (Cooper) Jerauld. 

Mr. Holmes was a member of the National Lancers for thirteen 
years ; has been an enthusiastic member of the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Co. for many years, and has been one of its officers 
since 1903. Is an Odd Fellow of high degree; is a Mason of the 
32d degree ; a member of The Sons of the American Revolution ; 
also of Mass. Society of Colonial Wars ; Associate Member of Post 
139, G. A. R. A member of The Somerville Historical Society. 
On account of defective hearing was rejected as a volunteer in the 
Spanish war ; but for this reason he could have held more import- 
ant offices in the various bodies of which he is a member. He re- 
ceived his education in the old Eliot Grammar School and the 
English High School in Boston, became a partner in his father's 
store in Somerville when he was twenty-one. Since his father's 
death he has continued the business under his own name. 

One child : 

Percy Jerauld, ^° b. in Somerville, June 17, 1883, a graduate of 
Dartmouth College. 



Charles Albert® Holmes {Charles,^ Ebenezer,'' Ehenezer^' 
Samicel,'^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born 
in Cambridge, Aug. 13, 1860. 

He married in Charlestown, November 9, 1887, Mary Ellen 
Hug"lies, born in Somerville, Oct. 20, 1860, daughter of Terrence 
and Ellen (Reed) Hughes. 

In 1899 Mr. Holmes started to manufacture cider and pure cider 
vinegar, and to put up pickles, onions, limes, ketchup, etc., and 
has now a prosperous establishment at 265 Beacon St., Somerville. 

Children, all born in Somerville : 

I. Ellen Reed,^'' b. Sept. 1, 1889. 

II. Charles Edwin, b. Apr. 28, 1891. 

III. Mart Warren, b. June 17, 1896. 

IV. Henry Holsberry, b. May 5, 1902. 


Frederick Ambrose® Holmes {Samuel Ambrose,^ Eben- 
ezer,'' Ebenezer,^ Samuel,^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ 
George^). Born in Boston, Feb. 18, 1865. 

He married there, Feb. 10, 1887, Emma Liota Carter, born 
in New Brunswick, Canada(?), Oct. 3, 1863, daughter of Shep- 
ard Frost and Sarah Elizabeth (Crowson) Carter. 

Mr. Holmes is a chocolate maker and lives at Dorchester Lower 
Mills. He is a member of Macedonia Lodge, F. and A. M., of 
Milton, also belongs to the order of the Pilgrim Fathers. 

Children : 

I. Fred Shepard,^" b. m Boston, June 10, 1888. 

II. Nellie Elizabeth, b. in Milton, June 20, 1902. 


Charles Herbert® Holmes {Samuel Ambrose,^ Ebenezer,'' 
Ebenezer,^ Samuel," Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^) . 
Born in Boston, March 23, 1870. 

He married, in Seymour, Conn., June 29, 1897, Mary Jane 
Brig^S^S, born in Silsden, Yorkshire Co., England, Jan. 20, 1871, 
daugbter of Thomas and Hannah (Wood) Briggs. 

Mr. Holmes is (1906) a hardware salesman in Boston and a 
member of the Sons of Veterans. 

One child : 
Edwin Cuthbert,^" b. in Dorchester, Apr. 1, 1898 ; d. there, Sept. 
27, 1902. 



Homer Theran' Hobnes (James Fisher,^ Fisher,'' Eben- 
ezer,^ Samuel,* JSTathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). 
Born in Stowe, Vermont, Aug. 12, 1860. 

He married in LaAyrence, Mass., March 28, 1885, Lois Itlella 
Mills, born in Rockland, Maine, Nov. 11, 1864, daughter of Wil- 
liam Henry and Sarah Ann (Godfrey) Mills. 

Mr. Holmes went to Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1881. In 1884, 
Jie returned East and after his marriage went West again, and after a 
few years settled in Rosebud Valley, ]Montana, taking up govern- 
ment land a few miles from the site of Gen. Custer's massacre by 
the Indians. He has raised and shipped many car loads of horses 
into the East. In 1899 he sold his ranch and went to Petosky, 
Michigan, but stayed only two years. In 1903 he bought a ranch 
in the Sierra Madre mountains at Fresno, California, where he now 

Children, all born in Upper Rosebud, Custer Co., Montana, ex- 
cept Carrie May : 

I. Raymond Lester/" b. Aug. 18, 1889. 

II. West Vivian, b. Oct. 7, 1890. 

III. Carrie May, b. in Barre, Vt., Oct. 13, 1892. 

IV. EuTH Anne, b. Dec. 14, 1895. 
v. Guy Allison, b. Aug. 7, 1897. 


Edwin James' Holnies {James Fisher,^ Fisher,'' Ehen- 
ezer,^ Samuel,^ JSFathaniel ,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel," George^), 
Born in Barre, Vt., July 27, 1865. 

He married in Sheridan, Wyoming, 3Iary Williams, born at 
Silver Lake, Minnesota, Sept. 11, 1873, daughter of Eusibius Jasper 
and Anna Etheldra (Pattison) Williams. 

Mr. Holmes left Vermont for the West in 1886, with his brother 
Ulysses (402) to join another brother Homer T. (400). He was 
thirteen years in the Rosebud Valley, Montana. Pie lived in Logan 
Co., N. p., from July, 1899, until May, 1901, when he went^to 
Zillah, Washington, where he now lives, raising fruit. 

Children, the first three born in Hitton, Montana, the last three 
in Zillah, Washington : 

I. Cassius Russell,'° b. July 16, 1893. 

II. Leon Pettijohn, b. Jan. 29, 1896. 

III. Warren James, b. Oct. 12, 1897. 

IV. Cecil Hill, b. at Napoleon, N. D., Aug. 5, 1899. 

V. Anna Lenora, b. Sept. 21, 1901. 

VI. Allison Clay, b. Oct. 31, 1904. 
vu. Paul, b. Apr. 24, d. Apr. 27, 1906. 



Ulysses Merrill® Holiaes {James Fisher,^ Fisher,'' Eben- 
ezer,^ Samuel,^ JSTathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^), 
Born in Barre, Vermont, Nov.* 14, 1865. 

He married (first) in Rosebud, Montana, June 28, 1892, Mrs. 
Mary Beatrice Lynch, born in Illinois, April 25, 1866, died 
of consumption in Helena, Montana, Aug. 1, 1895, daughter of 
a Mr. Godfrey and widow ofEmmett J. Lynch of Vallejo, Califor- 
nia. By Mr. Lynch she had two children born in Vallejo : Evelyn, 
born April 5, 1887, and Gracie, born June 25, 1889. 

Mr. Holmes married (second) in Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 31, 1895, 
Mrs. Lillie Susan BviUock, born at Hollow Landing, Canada, 
Dec. 25, 1875, daughter of John Sailsbury, and widow of Charles 
A. Bullock. By her first husband she had one daughter, Mabel 
Lillie Bullock, born in Chicago, Feb. 22, 1893. 

Mr. Holmes lived in East Montpelier, Vt., when a young man; 
went to Montana in Jan., 1886; was a railroad conductor for a 
while; from 1888 until 1899 was a government mail contractor in 
Montana; since 1900 has lived in Kirby, Montana, where he has 
three hundred and twenty acres and raises horses and cattle for the 

One child : 
Merrill Ulysses^", b. in Rosebud, Montana, Mar. 31, 1893. 


Charles Chamberlin® Holmes {James Fisher,^ Fisher,'' 
Ehenezer,^ Samuel,^ Nathaniel,'^ Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ 
George^ ). Born in South Barre, Vermont, Oct. 5, 1872. 

He married in Chester, Vt., Dec. 7, 1893, Helen May 
Greeley, born there April 28, 1873, daughter of Cyrus A. and 
Mary Alice (Blood) Greeley. 

Mr. Holmes is a proprietor of a meat market in Montpelier, and 
is deacon there in the Cono;reo;ational Church. 

Children, the last two born in Montpelier : 

I. Merton Allison,^*' b. in Chester, Vt., Nov. 3, 1894. 

II. Mildred Edith, b. in Bellows Falls, Vt., Mar. 1, 1896. 

III. Eachel Ethel, b. Apr. 21, 1898. 

IV. Everett Beeman, b. July 28, 1899. 

Edward Otis" Holmes, Jr. {Edward Ofis,^ Otis,'' Eben- 
ezer,^ 8amuel,^ Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^^. 
Born in Maiden, August 2, 1862. 

* This date is from Mr. Holmes himself. His father says Dec. 14. 


He married there, April 16, 1890, Amelia Grey Johnson, 

born in Bradford, Sep. 21, 1860, daugliter of Leonard Thomas and 
Adelaide S. (Sherman) Johnson, now of Haverhill. 

Mr. Holmes succeeded his father in the firm of Holmes & Blanch- 
ard of Boston, for a number of years, but is now retired in more 
than comfortable circumstances and lives on Greystone Road in 

One child : 
Edward Otis^° Holmes, Jr., b. in Maiden, July 16, 1892. 


William Arthur' Holmes {Edward Otis,^ Otis,'' Ehen- 
ezer,^ Samuel,^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). 
Born in Maiden, Nov. 15, 1867. 

He married in Chelsea, June 1, 1892, Florence Leeds, born 
there, Dec. 14, 1865, daughter of Henry and Melissa Amanda 
(Nash) Leeds. 

Mr. Holmes is a collector- for D. Whiting & Sons, milk contrac- 
tors, and resides in Boston. 

One child : 
Kenneth Leeds^** Holmes, born iu Maiden, June 7, 1895. 


Kirk Wilder' Holmes {Rev. Henry Marty n,^ Otis' , Ehen- 
ezer,^ Samuel,^ JSfathaniel,* Ehenezer^ Nathaniel,^ George^^. 
Born in Greenwich, N. Y., April 6, 1869. 

He married in New York City, Nov. 11, 1898, Hedwig Lemke, 
born in St. Paul, Minn., Sep. 21, 1874, daughter of Ernest F. and 
Ulrika (Venzki) Lemke. 

Dr. Holmes attended Amherst College from 1888 to 1891, but 
through illness did not graduate. Studied medicine at Long Island 
College Hospital, where he graduated in 1895. Was a practising 
physician at Cos Cob, Conn., until 1902, when he removed to 
Springfield. Is now (Dec, 1907) in practice at Port Chester, N. Y. 

No children. 


Robert Pierce' Holmes {Abraham,^ Abraham,'' Philip,^ 
Philip,^ N'athaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born 
in Milton, Dec. 15, 1856. 

He married in Hyde Park, Oct. 30, 1878, Helen Davenport, 
born in Milton, May 10, 1854, daughter of Nathaniel F. and Sarah 
(Dunbar) Davenport. 


Mr. Holmes was in the provision business in Hyde Park until he 

was manager for sixteen years for Swift & Co., beef dealers, in 
their branch houses in New York, Baltimore, Chicago and Pitts- 
burg, where at the latter place he has been since 1901. 
Children, born in Hyde Park : 

I. Robert Pierce^", Jr., b. Oct. 12, 1881. 

II. Simeon Taylor, b. Aug. 31, 1886. 


Walter Grant* Holmes {Abraham,^ Abraham,'' Philip,^ 
Philip,^ Nathaniel,'^ Ebeaezer,'^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in 
Milton, August 12, 1869. 

He married in East Concord, Vt., Dec. 25, 1890, Cora Mabel 
Velma Corliss, born in Lyndon, Vt., daughter of James and 
Annette (Ayers) Corliss. Feb. 14, 1902, Mr. Holmes obtained 
a divorce from his wife in Bucyrus, Ohio, he having the custody of 
the children. Mrs. Holmes is now (1905) living in Portland, Me. 

Mr. Holmes is a mechanical engineer, and went to Ohio in 1899, 
but in 1905 moved to Mishawaka, Indiana, where he now resides 
with his mother. 

Children, all born in Hyde Park except the youngest : 

I. Earle Corliss^^ b. Feb. 26, 1893. 

II. Walter Grant, Jr., b. July 16, 1894. 

III. Esther, b. Sep. 15, 1896. 

IV. Velma, b. in Bucyrus, Ohio, June 20, 1900; d. there, Oct. 12, 



Mather Hinckley' Holmes (Elijah,^ Nathan,'' Mather^* 
Philip,^ Nathaniel,'^ Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born 
n Stoughton, March 29, 1843. 

He married (first) in Lynn, June 28, 1865, Adelaide Au- 
gusta Twiss, born in Dunstable, July 8, 1843, and died in Lynn 
April 6, 1885, daughter of Benjamin Albert and Susan Irene 
(Lawrence) Twiss. 

He married (second) in Taunton, June 1, 1886, Margaret 
Ella Holmes (his cousin), born in Foxboro, Jan. 27, 1862, 
daughter of Fisher (273) and Margaret (Wellett) Holmes. 

Mr. Holmes learned the trade of a machinist and engineer, and 
was located in Lawrence a few years. While in Lynn, he was in 
charge of the Lynn and Boston R. R. In 1893 he went to south rn 
California and settled in Monrovia, principally for his health, but 
also went into orange culture, in which he has been eminently 


He was made a mason in Tuscan Lodge of Lawrence, and was 
its AVorshipful Master in 1884 and 1885. Is a member of Mt. 
Sinai Royal Arch Chapter, Lawrence, and was made a knight in 
Olivet Commandery of Knights Templars of Lynn, and is now a 
member of Pasadena Commandery of Pasadena, California, 

In 1904 he and Mrs. Holmes went abroad, and while in England 
visited the home town of George Holmes (see further notice on 
page 1). Mr. Holmes's present residence is in Monrovia, California. 

Children : 

I. Annette^*', b. in Lynn, Dec. 25, 1873 ; d. there, Sept. 12, 1874. 

II. Addie Irexe, b. in Lawrence, Jan. 28, 1880 ; m. iu Monrovia, 

Calif., June 21, 1900, George Allen Jewett, b. in So. 
Etna, Me., Jan. 28, 1859, son of Rufus Emerson and Frances 
Lucretia (Prescott) .Jewett. Ch. : 1. Margaret Lucretia, b. 
at Rumford Falls, Me., May 4, 1901. 2. Georgia Ella, b. in 
Lynn, Aug. 23, 1903. Mr. and Mrs. Jewett are now (1906) 
living in Monrovia, California. 


Ebner Moulton' Holmes (Elijah,^ Nathan,'' Mather,' 
PhiliiJ,' jSfathaniel ,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in 
Lynn, Oct. 1, 1848. 

He married (first) in Sandwich, N. H., Oct. 17, 1873, Eiiima 
Adena Green, bom in Moultonboro, N. H., July 5, 1854, died 
in Lynn, Jan. 1, 1887, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Culbeth 
(Brackett) Green. 

He married (second) in Lynn, Jan. 28, 1900, his cousin Dora 
May (Holmes) Corey, born in Concord, N. H., Dec. 9, 18G4, 
daughter of Francis (270) and Abigail Bradford (Hinckley) Holmes, 
and widow of Charles C. Corey of Bedford. 

Mr. Holmes succeeded to his father's business. 

Children, all born in Lynn : 

489. I. Benjamin Elmer1», b. May 2, 1876. 

II. Nettie May, b. July I7,"l878; m. in Lynn, May 28, 1903, 

Hazex Edward Collet, b. in Brownington, Vt., May 28, 

- 1877, son of Daniel Smith and Laura Jane (Crandall) Colley. 

Mr. Colley was in the Philippines during the Spanish War. 

No children (1905). 

m. Frank, b. June 22, 1880 ; d. Dec. 22, 1882. 


Frederic' Holmes {Elijah,^ JSTathan,'' Mather,* Philipy^ 
Nathaniel,* Ebenezer^^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Lynn, 
Feb. 14, 1854. 

He married in Lynn, Oct. 8, 1885, Minnie Estelle New- 


hall, born in Washington, Me., July 16, 1852, daughter of Au- 
gutus Josiah Hawes and Angelette Barton (Moore) Newhall. 

Mr. Holmes is a stationary engineer and lives now (1905) in 
Washington, Maine. 

One child : 
Irwin Fkederic^° Holmes, born in "Washington, Me., May 6, 1888. 


Williain Bradford' Holmes {Bradford,^ JSTathan,'' Ma- 
ther,^ Philij),^ JSTathaniel,* Ehenezer^, N^athaniel,^ George^^. 
Born in North Easton, May 8, 1847. 

He married in South Boston, Sept. 23, 1896, Caroline Pris- 
cilla BoTvden, born in South Boston, daughter of Anthony 
William and Helen Neilson (Lindsay) Bowden. 

Mr. Holmes is a farmer, and owns and occupies the farm in Sharon, 
purchased by his grandfather Nathan Holmes (149). 

One child : 
Harriet Neilson^° Holmes, b. in Sharon, June 26, 1898. 


Berthier Wadsworth' Holmes ( Wadsivorth,'' JSFathan^'' 
Mather,^ Phil i J), ^ Nathaniel,* Ehenezer^^ Nathaniel,^ George^). 
Born in Stoughton, Sept. 9, 1842. 

He married in Easton, Feb. 14, 1864, Maria Abby Belcher, 

born in East Boston, July 13, 1844, daughter of Sardis and Eve- 
line B. (Leighton) Belcher and sister to James L. Belcher who 
married Berthier's sister Luella. 

Berthier was named for one of Napoleon's generals, who was a 
great favorite of Berthier's father. 

Mr. Berthier Holmes has lived in Stoughton nearly all his life, 
and is foreman in the last shop of his brother-in-law Belcher. 

Children : 
490. I. Berthier Wadsworth^*', Jr., b. in Stoughton, Dec. 16, 1864. 
II. Sarah Maria, b. in Sharon, Dec. 27, 1867 ; d. in Stoughton, 
Mar. 8, 1883. 


Herbert Oscar' Holmes ( Wadsworth,^ JSFathan,'' Mather,^ 
Philij)," Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in 
Stoughton, April 16, 1845. 

He married there, Jan. 28, 1866, Rebecca Leighton Bel- 
cher, born in Canton, Feb. 24, 1848, daughter of Sardis and 
Eveline B. (Leighton) Belcher. 

Mr. Holmes was in the civil war, and served in 1864 and 1865 


in the 29th Co. of U. S. Heavy Artillery. He is now a steam en- 
gineer in the last shop of his brother-in-law Belcher. 
Children, all born in Stoughton : 

I. Edith Rebecca^", b. Apr. 20, 1867 ; d. Sept. 20, 1867. 

n. Edith LeiCxHtox, b. May 4, 18G8 ; d. June 26, 1870. 

III. Alice Lillian, b. July 26, 1874; m. in Stoughton, Sep. 15, 

1897, Leone Francis Smith, b. in Stoughton, Apr. 11, 
1868, son of George W. and Lucy (Richardson) Smith. Ch., 
all born in Stoughton : 1. Clarence Leone Smith, b. May 8, 
1899. 2. Louise Frances Smith, h. May 21, I'dQO. 3. George 
Herbert Smith, b. May 23, 1903. 4. Chester Richardson Smithy 
b. Nov. 12, 1904. 

IV. Jennie Frances, b. Jan. 31, 1877 ; unm. 

V. Minnie Louisa, b. Aug. 9, 1881; m. in Stoughton, Oct. 16, 

1905, William Brooks Tirrell, b. in Canton, July 10, 
1878, son of John and Annie (Little) Tirrill. No ch. 
'VI. Eveline Blunt, b. Sep. 24, 1887; m. in Stoughton, May 17, 
1905, George Henry Fowler, b. in Brockton, in 1886. 
' One ch. : Dorothy Eveline, b. Dec. 23, 1905. 


Charles Ernest' Holmes ( Wadsivorth,^ JVcdhan,'' Ilatkery' 
Philip,^ Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,"^ George^). Born in 
Stoughton, Aug. 25, 1850. 

He married in Foxboro, Dec. 20, 1879, Mary Williams Monk, 
born in Stoughton, April 6, 1856, daughter of Stephen and Fidelia 
(Smith) Monk. 

Mr. Holmes is a last maker in the shop of his brother-in-law James 
L. Belcher. No children. 


Henry Joseph Gardner' Hobnes ( Wadsworth,^ Na- 
than,'' Mather,^ Philip,' Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel^ 
George^). Born in Stoughton, March 9, 1856. 

He married there, Jan. 14, 1884, Kate Lillian jLamb, born 
in Stoughton, Feb. 1, 1858, daughter of Israel H. and iSIary A. 
(Smith) Lamb. 

Mr. Holmes now lives in Stoughton, and drives a baker's wagon. 

Children, both born in Stoughton : 

I. Henry Ellsworth^", b. Mar. 31, 1886, 

II. Malcomb Lamb, b. Mar. 17, 1890. 


Nathan Albert' Holmes ( Wadsworth,^ Nathan,'' Mather,' 
Philip,^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in 
Stoughton, June 21, 1858. 


He married inCampello, Jan. 7, 1888, Ella James Gardner, 

of Brockton, born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Sept. 1, 1867, daughter 
of Edwin W. and Lucy M. (Jones) Gardner. 

Mr. Holmes is a last turner in the shop of his brother-in-law 

Children, all born in Brockton except Blanche : 

I. Nettie FlorenceI", b. Oct. 28, 1888. 

II. Blanche Olivia, b. in Stoughton, May 9, 1890. 
HI. Warren Albert, b. Feb. 21, 1892. 

IV. Marian Velma, b. May 15, 1895. 


Eldon Forrest* Holmes ( Wadsworth,^ JSTathan,'' Mather^' 
Philip,^ JVathaniel,* SJbenezer,^ Nathaniel^^ George^). Born 
in Stoughton, January 10, 1853. 

He married in Stoughton, Nov. 1, 1888, Maria Lucinda 
Hayden, born in Stoughton, Oct. 9, 1866, daughter of George 
and Abigail B. (Keene) Hay den. 

Although Mr. Holmes is the thirteenth child he has never had any 
cause to worry. The attributed ill luck of number 13 has not fol- 
lowed him in his vocation, for he has been exceedingly fortunate re- 
garding accidents. 

When a young man he was a weaver in a woolen mill in Stoughton. 
Jan. 1, 1883 he entered the employ of the Boston & Providence 
R. R., advancing by regular steps to a popular conductor on the 
N. Y. N. H. & H. R. R., which position he has held since June 14, 

One child : 
George Forest^" Holmes, bom m Stoughton, Nov. 16, 1890. 


Ijymaii Ellis* Holmes {Leonard,^ Ezehiel^'' Maiher^'^ 
Philip,^ JSfathayiiel,* Ebenezer,'^ Nathaniel^^ George^). Bom 
in East Stoughton, now Avon, Oct. 13, 1857. 

He married in Stoughton, Jan. 12, 1879, Addie J. Hay den, 
born in Stoughton in 1858, daughter of Oliver and Elizabeth 
(Richards) Hayden. 

But little could be obtained of this man, as he did not seem to 
be much known among his relatives. 

No children. 


Alfred Wales" Holmes {Ira,' EzehieW Mather,' Philip," 
Nathaniel,* Ehenezer,^ Nathaniel,'^ George^). Born in East 
Stoughton, now Avon, Feb. 20, 1861. 


He married in Brockton, March 3, 1894, Clara Belle (Hardy) 
Norton, born in New Vineyard, Me., April 8, 1869, daughter of 
Henry C. and Mary J. (Ridgeway) Hardy and widow of Ephraim 
Norton of New Vineyard. 

Mr. Hohnes lived for forty-six years in the house built by his 
great-grandfather, Mather Holmes (69). He now owns a farm in 

Children, both born in Avon : 

I. Alonzo Barker,i» b. Sei^t. 30, 1896. 
n. Archie Wales, b. May 30, 1903. 


Albert Gallatin EUis^ Holmes, Jr. {Albert Gallatin 
Ellis,^ Alvah,'' Elijah,'^ Jonathan,' JSfathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ 
\N^athaniel,^ George^). Born at Green Bay, Wisconsin, June 24, 

He married there, Oct. 4, 1899, 31abel Elizabeth Spuhler, 
born at Green Bay, Nov. 7, 1879, daughter of Adam and Jane 
(Fardell) Spuhler. 

]\lr. Hohnes is treasurer and manager of The Northern Harness 
and Saddlery Co. at Green Bay, AVisconsin. 

Children, both born at Green Bay : 

I. Alice Antoinette,^" b. July 19, 1901. 

II. Randall Ellis, b. July 25, 1907. 


Fred Albert^ Holmes* {Clinton Elijah,^ Alvah,'' Elijah,' 
Jonathan," I^athaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ J^athaniel,^ George^). 
Bom in North Winfield, Aug. 6, 1856, and died in West Winfield, 
N. Y., June 1, 1906, of pneumonia. * 

He married, in Saquoit, N. Y., May 25, 1881, Clara Ellen 
Mallory, born in New Hartford, N. Y., March 21, 1857, now 
living in W<?8t Winfield, N. Y., daughter of Charles and Lydia 
(Goddard) ]Mallory. 

Mr Holmes owned a farm in Bridgewater, N. Y., but lived in 
West Win field the latter part of his life. He was twenty years a 
railway postal clerk. 

Children, born in Bridgewater ( ?), N. Y. : 

I. Maud Olive,^° b. Juue 23, 1887. 

II. Harry Mallory, b. May 19, 1891. 

• This was erroneously given as Fred Alvah in the list of children of Clinton 
Elijah (28 OJ. 



Albert Gallatin Ellis® Holmes {Leonidas Kellog,^ Al- 
vah,'' Elijah,^ Jonathan,^ Nathaniel^*' Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ 
George^). Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Jan. 23, 1874, and since 
1899 has been living in Chicago where he is a bookkeeper in Fort 
Dearborn National Bank. 

He married in Chicago, May 11, 1906, Frances H. MUl- 
house, born in Chicago, April 2, 1880, daughter of S. and Julia 
(Schultz) Millhouse. 

No children. 


Adna Bertie® Holmes {Asahel Brainard,^ Alvah,'' Elijah,^ 
Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,'^ Nathaniel,^ George^). 
Born in Ackley, Iowa, Oct. 29, 1869. 

He married in Axtell, Nebraska, Cora Eugenia Davison, 
born in Milford, Nebraska, June 28, 1873, daughter of Joseph 
Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Mitchell) Davison. 

Mr. Holmes is a carpenter and builder in Roseburg, Oregon, be- 
longs to the I. O. O. F., and is a free mason. 

Children, born at Morgan Hill, California : 

I. Frank Lavern,i° b. Nov. 26, 1893. 

II. Willie Henry, b. Jan. 8, 1895. 


Ondie Wendell' Holmes {Asahel Brainard,^ Alvah,'' 

Elijah,^ Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ 
George^). Born in Grundy,* Iowa, Sept. 1, 1871. 

He married in Axtel, Nebraska, April 23, 1893, Mary Eliza- 
beth Landburg, born in Gladstone, Illinois, June 4, 1873, 
daughter of August and Matilda Christiana (Johnson) Landburg. 

Mr. Holmes is a receiver of fruit at Lindsay, California. 

Children, the first three born at Morgan Hill, California. 

I. Nellie Sophronia,^° b. Dec. 29, 1894. 

II. Elsie Lavantia, b. Dec. 10, 1896. 
in. Elmer Ellis, b. Mar. 12, 1899. 

IV. Annie Viola, b. in Yuba City, Calif., Apr. 29, 1901. 

V. Ethel Dorothy, b. in Springfield, Oregon, Dec. 29, 1903. 


Ellis AsaheF Holmes {Asahel Brainard,^ Alvah,'' Eli- 
jah,^ Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ George^ ) . 
Freight Agent. Born in Ackley, Iowa, August 21, 1874. 

* His father says Ackley, Iowa. 


He married at Morgan Hill, California, Dec. 25, 1900, Rose 
Ethel Beidennan, born in Merced, California, Dec. 30, 1878, 
daughter of Jacob and Bertha (Bryant) Beiderman. 

Children : 

I. MvRTLE Gladys," b. at Morgan Hill, Cal., Mar. 7, 1901. 

II. JorcE June, b. in Springfield, Oregon, June 10, 1903. 

III. Evelyn, b. at Grant's Pass, Oregon, Oct. 7, 1906. 


Allie® Holmes {Augustus Stephen,^ Alvah,'' Elijah,'^ Jona- 
than,^ yathaniel,* Johoshaphat,^ JV^athaiiiel,* George^). Born 
at Babcock's Hill, N. Y., July 10, 18G6. 

He married at New York Mills, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1891, Wilba 
Eva Buchanan, born in Belvidere, 111., Jan. 24, 18G9, died in 
West Winfield, N. Y., Sep. 4, 1900, daughter of John Louis and 
Helen (Pooler) Buchanan. 

Children, all born in West Winfield, N. Y. : 

I. Augustus,^** b. Jan. 26, 1894. 

II. Helen Harriet, b. Aug. 30, 1895. 

III. Minerva, b. Aug. 14, 1897. 

IV. Edwin Forest (twin), b. Mar. 27, 1900. 

V. Ethan Allen, (twin), b. Mar. 27, 1900. 


Arthur Adalbert® Holmes (Augustus Stephen,^ Alvah,'' 
Elijah,^ Jonathan,^ jVathaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ jVathaniel,' 
George^ ) . A farmer. Born in West Winfield, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1881. 

He married in Frankfort, X. Y., August 25, 1907', Catherine 
Florence Steele, born in Richfield, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1887, daugh- 
ter of Richard D. and Florence E. A. (Rounds) Steele. 


Charles Henry® Holmes {Augustus Stephen,^ Alvah,'' 
Elijah,^ Jonathan,^ KathanieJ,* Jehoshajihat,^ Kathaniel,* 
George'). Born in West Winfield, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1883. 

He married there, June 12, 1906, 31innle Belle Ricli, also 
born there, June 8, 1885, daughter of Edward F. and Cora E. 
(Fulford) Rich. 

Mr. Holmes is employed at a milk station, at W. Winfield, N. Y. 

No children (Jan., 1908.) 


Willard !N'e^^i:on' Holmes {John Neioton, Jr. .,^ John New- 
ton,'' John,' Jezaniah,^ 2^athaniel,* Jehosaphat,' 2^afhaniel,' 
George'). Born in Hastings Centre, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1863. 


He married (first) in Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1892, Marie 
Aline Van Laer, bom in Auburn, N. Y., June 7, 1859, died 
in Glasgow, Mo., Sept. 14, 1900, of apoplexy, daughter of Peter 
Cornelius and Minna (Verbeck) Van Laer. 

He married (second) in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 7, 1903, Benetta 
Watts Sears, bom in Glasgow, Mo., Aug. 30, 1861, died in 
Athens, Tenn., Aug. 29, 1904 of typhoid fever, daughter of Peter 
R. and Mary Alice (Rorer) Sears. 

He married (third) in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 8, 1906, Ellen 
Virginia Burch, born in Washington, D. C, July 30, 1861, 
daughter of George Dade and Jane Emma (Bushby) Burch and 
widow of Charles J. Robinson, by whom she had two children, 
Henry L. and C. Howard Robinson. 

Mr. Holmes is a graduate of Syracuse University, and is now a 
professor in physics and chemistry in the University of Chattanooga, 
Tenn., where he has been since 1903. 

No children. 


Jolin Le^s^ Holmes {John Neioton^ Jr.,^ John JSfewton,'' 
Johji,^ Jeza7iiahy^ J^athaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ N^ctthaniel,^ 
George^). Born in Hastings Centre, X. Y., July 12, 1866. 

He married in Syracuse, X. Y., March 18, 1888 Julia Aclele 
Bennett, bom there, Jan. 26, 1869, daughter of Merritt and Au- 
gusta (Smith) Bennett. 

Mr. Holmes is superintendent of the Chicago Concentrating Co. 

Children, all born in Chicago, 111. : 

I. Grace Rebecca,io b. June 30, 1889. 

II. Lewis Bennett, b. Feb. 7, 1891 ; d. Apr. 5, 1892. 

III. John Francis, b. Dec. 6, 1905. 


Frank Robert^ Holmes {John JSfewton, Jr., ^ John New- 
ton,'' John,^ Jezaniah,' J^athaniel,* Jehoshaphat,^ Nathaniel,^ 
George^). A laundryman. Born in Hastings Centre, X. Y., July 
17, 1869. 

He married in Evansville, Wisconsin, March 8, 1900, Lucille 
Asenatli Moore, born in Janesville, Wisconsin, April 25, 1876, 
daughter of Charles S. and Fanny Polly (King) Moore. 

Xo children. 


George Myron' Holmes {Myron,^ Eher,'' Ezra,^ James," 
John,* John,^ John,^ George^). A farmer, but had a store in the 


latter part of his life. Born in Sandusky, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1837, 
and died in Eagle, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1900, of Bright's disease. 

He married in Arcade, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1859,>Louise E. God- 
frey, born in Gainsville, N. Y., June 30, 1840, daughter of David 
and Jenette (Beede) Godfrey. 

No children. 


Wyrom^ H* Holmes {Myron,^ Eber,'' Ezra,* James,^ 
John,* John,^ John,' George^). Born in Sandusky, N. Y., April 
15, 1839, and is now living (1908) there, a retired merchant. 

He married in Marshville, Canada, July 25, 1863, Iretta 
Wells, born in Welland, Ontario, Canada, March 7, 1848, and 
died in Sandusky, Oct. 28, 1890. 

Children, all but the first two born in Arcade, N. Y. : 

491. I. Burton Martin,^" b. in Welland, Canada, Sept. 25, 1864. 
11. Carson, b. in Sandusky, Apr. 30, 186G; not married. 

492. III. Henry, b. Dec. 30, 1867. 

IV. Harriet, b. Mar. 20, 1870; now (1908) living in Arcade; m. 
George Duncan, son of Joseph and Ann (Stimson) Duncan. 
Ch. : 1. Gle?i Duncan, b. Jan. 11, 1890. 2. Anna Duncan, 
b. July 9, 1894. 

493. V. Arthur H., b. Oct. 2, 1876. 

VI." Alberta, b. Sept. 19, 1878 ; now living in Arcade ; m. there, 
Dean L. Witherill, son of James Witherill ; one ch. 


Eber Byron^ Holnies {Myron,^ Eber,'' Ezra,* James,* 
John,* John,^ John,' George^). Born in Sandusky, N. Y., July 
13, 1841. 

He married in Sandusky, in 1865, Adelia Wilson, born in 
Freedom, N. Y., daughter of Jobn and Phebe (Washburn) Wil- 

Mr. Holmes is a farmer, lives in Sandusky, and was in the Civil 
War a while. 

No children. 


Burton" Bf Holnies {Myron,^ Eber,'' Ezra,* James," 

John,* John,^ John,* George^). Born in Sandusky, N. Y., Feb. 
18, 1845. 

* No middle tiame ; he uses the letter H. 
t Has no middle name ; he uses the letter B. 


He married there, Dec. 31, 1865, Mary Ann Higgins, born 
in Freedom, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1847, died in Sandusky, Feb. 8, 
1890, daughter of John and Laura (Williams) Higgins. 

He married (second) March 22, 1893, Ella (Gordon) Lam- 
mie, a widow, born Sept. 28, 1859, daughter of John Fletcher and 
Sophronia (Adams) Gordon. 

Mr. Holmes is a farmer and a carpenter, and lives in Sandusky, 
N. Y. 

Children, all born in Sandusky, N. Y. : 

494. I. James Burton,^" b. Apr. 4, 1870. 

II. Margaret, b. Nov. 1, 1867; d. Feb. 5, 1875. 

III. Marie Harriet, b. Aug. 6, 1876 ; m. iu Springville, N. Y., 

Feb. 21, 1900, Lee Luzerne Smith, b. in Concord, N. Y., 
Apr. 15, 1877, sou of Luzerne and Annie (Vosburg) Smith. 
Ch. : 1. Burton Luzerne Smith, b. in Arcade, N. Y., Aug. 
30, 1901. 2. Blanche Smith, b. in Sardinia, N. Y., Sept. 15, 

IV. Blanche Laura, b. Oct. 19, 1879 ; m. in East Aurora, N. Y., 

Dec. 27, 1899, Aloysius Thomas Manning, b. in Java, 
N. Y., Sept. 14, 1878, son of Thomas and Anne (Gilmartin) 
Manning. One ch. : Maiy Marjorie Manning, b. in Arcade, 
Mar. 20, 1901. 


William Ellsworth' Holmes {Myron,'' Eher,'' Ezra* 
James,^ John,* John,^ John,^ George^). Born in Sandusky, 
N. Y., March 31, 1863. 

He married there, Margaret Laflferty. 

He is a farmer, and lives in Sandusky. He has been appealed to 
several times, but will give no information about himself or other 
members of his family. 

One child : 

Carl^o Holmes, b. Jan. 22, 1888. 


Bumham* Munroe* Hobnes {Myron,^ Eher,'' Ezra,* 
James ^^ John, '^ John, ^ John, ^ Georye^). Born in Freedom, N. Y., 
April 25, 1865. 

He married in Sandusky, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1887, Nettie S. 
Lines, born there. May 14, 1869, daughter of William B. and 
Ellen (Tarbell) Lines. 

Mr. Holmes lived in Sandusky a few years after marriage, but 
went to Farmersville to live in 1898. He is a prosperous farmer, 
and has accumulated quite a property. 

• His middle name was erroneously given to the writer as Myron, by one of his 
brothers. The same person stated that Burnham was born iu Sandusky. 


Children, the first three born in Sandusky, the others born in 
Farmers ville, N. Y. : 

I. Lena E./^ b. July 19, 1888 ; d. Oct. 6, 1891. 

II. Eva May, b. July 29, 1891. 

III. Myron William, b. Jan. 28, 1896. 

IV. Ernest Raymond, b. Mar. 8, 1898. 

V. Nina Ellen, b. Sept. 5, 1901. 


' Allen Alfred" Holmes {Myron,'' Eber^ Ezra,' James,* 
John,* Joh)i,^ John,' George^). Born in Sandusky, N. Y., May 
12, 1872, and died there, March 5, 1904, of an abscess on the 
liver. I 

He married in Sandusky, N. Y., April 12, 1898, Glenna May 
Van Volkenburg* born in Java, N. Y., July 14, 1882, daugh- 
ter of Josiah and Mary J. (Moore) Van Volkenburg. 

One child : 

Pearl May^° Holmes, b. in Arcade, N. Y., June 14, 1900. 


^ Horatio MillarcP Holmes {Milo,' Eber,' Ezra,' James,* 
John,* John,^ John,' George^). A butter and cheese buyer. 
Born in Freedom, N. Y., May 6, 1843, and died in Arcade, N. Y., 
Dec. 22; 1884. , 

He married in Delavan, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1864, Alinda Esther 
Cobb, born in Yorkshire Centre, N. Y., March 15, 1844, now- 
living in Delavan, daughter of Alonzo and (Nourse) Cobb. 

Children, both born in Sandusky, N. Y. : 

I. Allen,^" b. Jan. 25, 1869; d. in Arcade, N. Y., Au^. 18, 

n. Lena Belle, b. Nov. 4, 1870; d. in Sandusky, Dec, 1871. 


^Bradner Pelton* Holmes^ ( TF^7Z^aw^ Ezra,' Lester,'' 
Ezra,' James,* John,* John,^ John,' George^). Born in Men- 
tor, Ohio, April 22, 1853, and died in Youngstown, Ohio, Feb. 
12, 1899, of pneumonia and grip complications. 

He married in Leetonia, Ohio, June 17, 1874j*Frances Abi- 
gail Abbott,**"born in Parma, Ohio, Nov. 21, 1850, daughter of 
Daniel Wellington and Mary Ann (Prime) Abbott. 

Mr. Holmes was general manager of all the lighting companies 
in Youngstown ; a public-spirited citizen, and of splendid business 

Only two weeks before he died he received word that his father 
was at the point of death in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The father's 


body was taken to Mentor for burial, and after the son had per- 
formed the sad mission, went home at once to a sick bed, and died 
in a few days. He was a devoted member of the Presbyterian 
Church, a member of the Royal Arcanum, and a Mason. 
Children : 

I. Bertha Frances,^*^ b. in Leetonia, 0., May 8, 1875 ; m. in 

Youngstown, O., Feb. 3, 1898, Jay Hugh Perkins, b. in 
Waui^aca, Wis., Oct. 29, 1873, son of Harvey Jackson and 
Adelia (Levisse) Perkins. Mr. Perkins is a graduate of 
Wisconsin University, and manager of the Youngstown Gas 
and Electric Co. Ch. : 1. Female child, b. in Youngstown 
in June, 1901 ; lived five days. 2. Male child, b. in Youngs- 
town in Aug., 1903 ; lived two days. 3. Female child, b. in 
Wilkesbarre, Pa., in Feb., 1906 ; lived one day. 

II. Female child, b. in Cleveland, 0., Oct. 8, 1877 ; d. same day. 

III. Howard Abbott, b. in Youngstown, May 18, 1885 ; a gradu- 

ate of Cornell University, and has good prospects as an elec- 
trical engineer (1908). 


Marcelliis Griffin* Holmes {Benjamin Franldin,^ Les- 
ter,'' Ezra,'^ James,^ John,'' John,^ John,^ George^). Born in 
Waupan, Wis., Feb. 28, 1853. 

He married, in Rochester, Minnesota, Nov. 26, 1876, Kate 
Estella Bachelder, born in Genesee County, N. Y., Septem- 
ber 19, 1853, daughter of Leonard Anson and Lovicia (Daniels) 
Bachelder. Mrs. Holmes married, first, Jan. 1, 1871, Lynde J. 
Oliver, from whom she was divorced. 

Mr. Holmes has lived principally in Rochester, Minn., where he 
is superintendent of the water works. 

Children, the two youngest : 

495. I. Jay Hyatt,^" b. in Rochester, Minn., Sept. 29, 1877. 

II. Pearl Cecil, b. in St. Paul, Minn., July 26, 1880. 

III. NiEL Daniels, b. Dec. 20, 1889. 

IV. Kirk, b. July 28, 1893, d. July 14, 1895. 


Edwin Bradner' Holmes {Benjamin Franldin,^ Lester,'' 
Ezra,^ Janies,^ John,* John,^ John, ^ George^ ) . Born in Rochester, 
Minn., Aug. 2, 1870; present residence unknown to his relatives. 

He married, in Minneapolis, Minn., in May, 1894, Margaret 
Daly, of Minneapolis. 

One child : 



Frank Webster* Holmes (Andrew Jackson,^ Ezra* 
James,^ John,* John,' John,^ George^). Born in Kalamazoo, 
Michigan, Nov. 25, 1874, and is now a surgeon dentist in Chicago. 

He married in Chicago, Sept. 28, 1897, 3Iarie Agnes Don- 
ovan, born there, July 23, 1874, daughter of Daniel and Mary 
(Sullivan) Donovan. 

One child : 

Florexce Marion" Holmes, b. in Chicago, 111., April 4, 1899. 


Robert Ezra' Holmes {Ezra,^ Ezra,'' Ezra," James," 
John,* John,' John,^ George^). Born in Kirtland, Ohio, April 
3, 1861. 

He married in Olivet, South Dakota, in June, 1894, Bertha 

Mr. Holmes is a rancher and is now (1908) living in Hill City, 
South Dakota, but will not answer letters. He has seven children 
but names and dates could not be obtained. 


Amos Williamson^ Holmes {Enoch, ^ Enoch,'' Enoch,* 
John,'' John,* Samuel,^ John^ George^). Born in Canton, Nov. 
14, 1853. 

He married in Brockton, Nov. 14, 1894, Ella Jane Millard, 

born in North Bridgewater, now Brockton, Nov. 14, 1866, daughter 
of Abel and Jane (Ballantyne) Millard. 

Mr. Holmes has been in the grocery business in Canton since 
October, 1880. 

No children. 


Elbridge Gerry* Holmes (Joel,^ Enoch,'' Enoch,* John,* 
John,* Samuel,' John,^ George^). Born in Canton, Sept. 1, 
1832, and died there May 16, 1900, of ossification of the heart. 

He parried in Dedham, May 29, 1853,*L(Ucinda Fisher 
Snovr, born in Woodstock, Vt., Aug. 3, 1836, and died in Can- 
ton, July 31, 1883, daughter of Stephen and Sarah (Hammond) 

He was a forgeman in the Iron Works at Canton. 

One child : 

496. Frederic Elbridge" Holmes, b. in Canton, June 24, 1854. 



Arthur Lake® Holmes ( William Amos,^ Enoch,^ Enoch,* 
John,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^^. Born in Stoughton, 
Sept. 8, 1855. 

He married in Soughton, April 18, 1881, Lucy Wentworth, 
born in Stoughton, Feb. 19, 1855, (laughter of Alanson Curtis 
and Sally (Talbot) Wentvvorth. 

"Mr. Holmes has a grocery store in Stoughton, where he has al- 
ways lived, and is active in town affairs. Is a member of Rising 
Star Lodge of F. and A. M. and of Mt. Zion Royal Arch Chap- 
ter; member of the Grange and has held various town offices. 

Children, all born in Stoughton : 

I. Hazel Rena,^° b. Mar. 27, 1886, d. Dec. 26, 1891. 

II. Doris Mildred, b. Jan. 19, 1892. 

in. Albert Wellington, b. June 9, d. Dec. 26, 1895. 


Oliver Cass' Holmes {George Otis,^ Otis,'' Samuel,' Sam^ 
uel,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Providence, 
in 1848. 

He married there, first, name of wife not ascertained. 

He married (second) in Foxboro, Sept. 18, 1878, Clara 
Louise Boyden, born in 1857, in Foxboro (daughter of Thomas 
and Martha Boyden). Now seeking divorce (Norfolk Superior 
Court, Vol. 1899-1905, p. 235). The whereabouts of Mr. 
Holmes are unknown to his relatives. 

Children, born in Foxboro : 

I. Flora Imogene,^" b. July 30, 1879 ; m. in Foxboro, Aug. 5, 

1899, George F. Sibley, b. in Somerville in 1870, son of 
Alfred M. and Caroline H. (Newell) Sibley. 

II. Marian Ethelinda, b. Oct. 10, 1885. 

III. Martha Louise, b. July 8, 1890 ; d. in Foxboro, May 26, 1896, 

of tonsillitis. 


3Iilton' Holmes {Charles Butler,^ Otis,'' Samuel,* Sam- 
uel,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Sharon, May 
22, 1874; is a die cutter, and now (1906) lives in Providence. 

He married in Providence, R. I., March 22, 1899, Etta 
liOuise Irons, born in Glendale, R. I., August 16, 1869, daugh- 
ter of Charles A. S. and Charlotte M. (Severy) Irons. 

No children. 



Willard Monroe' Holmes {Charles Butler,^ Otis,'' Sam- 
uel,^ Samuel,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,* George^). Born in 
Sharon, Dec. 16, 1879 ; is a stamper on silver ware and now (1906) 
lives in Providence, R. I. 

He married in Providence, R. I., Sept. 16, 1901, Elizabeth 
' Adelia Hanson, born in Herman, Me., Nov. 20, 1882, daugh- 
ter of Lot Wilcut and Ellen D. (Cuckson) Hanson. 

Children, both born in Providence, R. I. : 

I. Adelia Frances/" b. Oct. 12, 1902. 

II. Geraldine Winslow, b. Oct. 15, 1904. 


Arthur Borden' Holmes {Frank Dorr,^ Otis,'' Samuel,* 
Samuel,* John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Foxboro, 
April 14, 1868. 

He married (first) in Boston, Oct. 28, 1888, Addle May Ris- 
ley, born in Cochituate, Dec. 7, 1872, died in South Framingham, 
June 23, 1892, daughter of Chester William Risley. 

He married (second) in Thompson, Conn., Jan. 10, 1897, 
Lula E. Burrington, born in Halifax, Vt., April 23, 1872, 
daughter of Robert C. and Catherine H. (Mason) Burrington. 

Mr. Holmes is a designer and salesman on shoe lasts, and has 
lived in South Framingham nearly all his life. 

Children, both born in South Framingham : 

I. Gladys Evelyn,^" b. May 29, 1890. 

II. Hetxie, b. June 16, 1892 ; d. the same day. 


Daniel Franklin* Holmes {Daniel,^ Daniel,'' Samuel,' 
Samuel,' John* Samuel,^ John," George^). Born in Brooklyn, 
Ct., Dec. 7, 1874. 

He married in Pawtucket, R. I., Dec. 8, 1898, Martha Louise 
Morton, bom there, July 26, 1873, daughter of William and Mar- 
tha (Proctor) Morton. 

He is in the plumbing business in Providence, in company with 
his father, and is prosperous. 

One child : 
Dorothy Morton" Holmes, b. in Pawtucket, R. I., Sept. 2, 1903. 


Hiram Condon' Holmes {Charles Spofford,^ Charles,'' 
Elijah' Samuel^* John^* Samuel,^ John,* George^). Known 


around Boston as "Harry." Born in Rockland, Maine, Oct. 15, 

He married in Boston, July 27, 1870, Theodora Knowlton, 

born in 1847, daughter of John T. and Anna T. Knowlton of Bos- 

He served throughout the War in the Fourth Maine Infantry, 
and was wounded at Yorktown, also wounded by a bursting shell 
at the first battle of Bull Run. He was in twenty-one engage- 
ments and never had a furlough. He is a cabinet maker by trade, 
but has been since 1900 in the cash register business. 


George Albert^ Holmes {George,^ Oliver,'' Elijah,'^ Sam- 
uel,' John,* Samuel,^ John,* George^). Born in Rockland, Me., 
March 28, 1866, and is now (1904) proprietor of a shoe store at 
1685 Washington St., Boston, and lives in Maiden. 

He married in Rockland, Sept. 17, 1890, May Alicia Holden, 
born in Rockland, Xov. 24, 1866, daughter of Albert and Mary 
(Robinson) Holden. 

No children. 


Charles William' Holmes (Zebtdon,^ Spencer,'' Zehidon,^ 
Zehulon,' John," Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Bom in Ports- 
mouth, N.H., Oct. 4, 1843. 

He married there, July 18, 1876, Olive S. Phinney, b. in 
Eastport, Me., Sept. 28, 1858, daughter of William and Elizabeth 
N. Phinney. 

Charles Holmes enlisted in the Navy in Boston, Aug. 9, 1862 ; 
discharged Aug. 15, 1863 ; enlisted second, Dec. 13, 1864, at Kit- 
tery Navy Yard; discharged Oct. 28, 1867. He was on the 
"Hunchback" at the taking of Wilmington and Plymouth, N. C. 
Was off coast of Texas in the " Tioga," afterwards transferred to 
the " Sabina." Is now employed at the Kittery Navy Yard. 

Children, both born in Portsmouth, N. H. : 

I. Arthur Zebulox,^'' b. Jan. 26, 1877 ; d. July 12, 1900. 
ir. Lucy Lexis, b. Jan. 22, 1886. 


Fred NeaP Holmes {James Lewis,^ Spencer,'' Zehulon,* 
Zebidon,' John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Farmer and butcher. 
Born in Portsmouth, N. H., April 8, 1856; and is now living in 
Stratham, N. H. 

• This is the record that is on the Boston bo(5k of marriages, supplemented with 
his birthplace, names of parents, occupation, etc., complete, yet Mr. Holmes says he 
never was married. 


He married in Brentwood, N. H., Feb. 14, 1893, Mary Fran- 
ces (Winn) Lieavitt, born in Tuftonboro, N. H., Feb. 18, 1861, 
daughter of Jacob and Mary Elizabeth (Hull) Winn, and widow 
of John J. Leavitt of Stratham, by whom she had one child who 
died in infancy. 

One child : 
John Forest'" Holmes, b. in Greenland, April 29, 1901. 


Joseph' Holmes ( William,^ Spencer,'' Zebidon,^ Zehulon,^ 
John,* Samuel,'^ John,^ George^). Born in Portsmouth, N. H., 
near Rye line, July 25, 1856. 

He married in Portsmouth, Nov. 24, 1887, Ann M. Staples, 
b. there Jan. 22, 1865, daughter of Samuel and Ann (Cartledge) 

Joseph Holmes is a fine boat builder and lives opposite the Navy 
Yard in Portsmouth, where he has lived all his days.' 

Children, all born in Portsmouth, N. H. : 

I. Nellie Florence,^" b. Dec. 20, 1895. 
n. Harold Ernest, b. Oct. 7, 1897. 
J III. Gladys Luella, b. Apr. 8, 1899. 


Charles Norris* Holmes {Leonard,^ Leonard,'' Zebulon,' 
Zebidon,' John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Cranberry 
Isles, Maine, March 17, 1841, and died in Marysville, Cuba, July 
21, 1864, of yellow fever. 

He married in Cranberry Isles, June 21, 1863, Marg-aret 
Stanley, born June 8, 1840, died Aug. 30, 1867, daughter of 
Jonathan and Irene (Ladd) Stanley. 

Mr. Holmes followed the sea and was second officer of a brig at 
the time of his death. 

No children. 


Lewis H* Holmes (Leonard,^ Leonard,'' Zehulon,^ Zehu- 
lon,^ John,* Samuel,'^ John,^ George^). Born in Cranberrv Isles, 
Me., May 26, 1847. 

He married there, Nov. 2, 1871, Mary Augusta Spear, born 
Jan. 28, 1852, daughter of Dr. William Augustus and Hannah B. 
(Wood) Spear of McKinley,t Me. 

He is a sea captain and resides now (1904) in McKinley. 

* Has no middle name ; he uses the letter H to distinguish him from other Lewis 
t McKinley is a P. O. in town of Tremont. 


Children, all born at McKinley in town of Tremont, Maine : 

I. Edna Ella,io b. Mar. 10, 1875 ; d. July 11, 1877. 

II. Vesta Ellen, b. July 26, 1876; m. Nov. 17, 1893, Thomas 

Lewis Chaffey of Indian Island, New Brunswick. 

III. Female Child, b. May 31, d. June 4, 1879. 

IV. Kate Mat, b. June 18, 1882; d. Aug. 7, 1898 (burned to 

death) . 

V. Charles Everett, b. Aug. 31, 1890. 
VL Guy Lewis, b. Sept. 2, 1896. 


Richard Courier^ Hohnes {Leonard,^ Leonard,'' Zehu- 
lon,^ Zebulon,' John,* Samuel,^ John,"^ George^). A sea-faring 
man. Born in Gouldsboro, Me., June 2, 1849, and died at Mt. 
Desert, April 18, 1899. \ 

He married in Cranberry Isles, Dec. 1, 1872, Myra Sylsby 
Fernaldf born there, April 22, 1853, daughter of Abraham C. 
and Nancy L. (Moore) Fernald. Mrs. Holmes now (1905) lives 
with her daughter at Bar Harbor. 
One child : 
Myra Etta^" Holmes, b. at Cranberry Isles, Aug. 11, 1874; m. at 
Mt. Desert, Apr. 10, 1894, Mark C. Morrison of Bar Harbor. 
No children. 


William Thomas^ Hobnes 2d {Leonard,^ Leonard,'' Ze- 
hulon,^ Zebidon,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in 
Gouldsboro, Maine, April 2, 1851. 

He married in Mt. Desert, Me., May 23, 1896, Margaret 
(Walker) Dixon, born in Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Dec. 
30, 1858, and came to America in 1868, daughter of Daniel and 
Barbara (Cooper) Walker of Geneseo, 111., and widow of John 
Elliot Dixon who died June 2, 1894. (Mr. and Mrs. Dixon lived 
in Cambridge, 111., and had three children born there : Esther Mar- 
garet, Herbert Walker, and a female child who lived one day.) 

Mr. Holmes lived for a while in Bangor, Me., and for a while 
went to Colorado in 1878, afterwards to Kansas where he opened 
a sheep ranch. He returned East in 1895, and opened a general 
store at S. W. Harbor. 

One child : 
Presley Dixon^° Holmes, b. in Tremont, Me., Mar. 5. 1899. 


Leonard Elrie' Holmes {Leonard,^ Leonard,'' Zebulon,' 
Zebulon,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,' George^). Born in Goulds- 
boro, Maine, Feb. 14, 1857. 


He married in Mt. Desert, Me., Jan. 26, 1884, Mary Ellen 
Rosebrook, born at Cranberry, Isles, Me., Oct. 22, 1863, daugh- 
ter of Eben Cobb and Sarah Jane (Spurling) Rosebrook. 

With the exception of two years in Colorado, " Elrie," as he is 
generally known on Mt. Desert Is-land, has always lived within a few 
miles of his present home. Having a good education in a store 
enabled him at a proper time to have one of his own, which by the way 
is probably one of the best appointed in that part of the country in the 
line of boots, shoes, clothing and men's furnishing goods. He is 
now located at North East Harbor, where he has become prominent 
in town affairs, and has held various oflBces. 

Children, all born at Mt. Desert : 

I. William Shirlet,^^ b. Sept. 30, 1884. 

II. Locis Laurie, b. Juae 3, 1886. 

III. Elsie Rosebrook, b. Feb. 26, 1891. 


William Leonard' Holmes (Lewis,^ Leonard,'' Zebidon^^ 
Zebidon,^ Jo/ui,* Samuel,^ John,'' George^). Born inMt. Desert, 
Me., Sept. 13, 1841. 

He married in Bangor, Me., July 4, 1865, Evelyn Frances 
Keene, of Fairfield, Me., born in AVinslow, Me., March 8, 1842, 
daughter of Abijah Buck and Betsey (Pillsbury) Keene. 

Mr. Holmes enlisted in September, 1861, in Co. D., First Maine 
Cavalry, and served eighteen months or until disabled. He was in 
several severe battles ; the second battle of Bull Run and the battle 
of Cedar Mountain were the principal ones. 

On his return from the army, he went to Waterville, Me., for a 
while, ultimately settling in Fairfield, Me., where he was proprietor 
of a trucking business for forty years. He sold out his business in 
1904 and is now retired. 

Children, both born in Fairfield, j\[e. : 

I. Gertie FkANCES,^° b. June 13, 1867; d. Sept. 10, 1872. 
497. II. Harry Lewis, b. June 17, 1869. 


Anson Irving' Holmes (William Thomas," Leonard,'' 
Zebulon,^ Zebulon,^ John,* Samuel," John,^ George^). Bom 
in S. W. Harbor, Me., Dec. 21, 1855. 

He married at Mt. Desert, Me., Dec. 18, 1883, Avelia Smal- 
lidge, born May 12, 1851, daughter of Nathan and Hannah R. 
(Gilpatrick) Smallidge. 

Mr. Holmes is proprietor of a general store at S. W. Harbor. 

Children, all born at S. W. Harbor, Me. : 


I. Female child,^° b. July 2, 1885 ; d. same day. 

II. AXNIE SlIALLIDGE, b. Sejit. 11, 1888. 

III. Haxxah Amelia, b. Nov. 29, 1889 ; d. May 6, 1896. 

IV. Eleanor, b. July 15, 1893 ; d. Dec. 25, 1893. 

V. Emma Etta, b. May 15, 1895. 


William Everett® Holmes {Gardner Everett,^ Jacob,'' 
Zebidon,^ Zehulon,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,* George^). A 
cooper. Born in Carver, Sept. 22, 1883. 

He married in Xew Bedford, Dec. 23, 1903, Almira Char- 
lotte Dowsett, born in Plymouth, July 22, 1882, daughter of 
James Munroe and Almira B. (Bruce) Dowsett. 

One child : 

Charlotte Catherine^" Holmes, b. in Carver, Dec. 27, 1904. 


Robert Watson' Holmes {Gardner Everett,^ Jacob,'' 
Zebidon,^ Zebulon,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in 
Carver, June 16, 1885. 

He married there, July 25, 1907, Mabel Irene Peckham, 
born there, Dec. 17, 1888, daughter of Henry M. and Annie 
(Harris) Peckham. 


Benjamin® Holmes ( Warren,^ Lewis,'' Benjamin,^ Zebu- 
Ion,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,* George^). Born in Ludlow, N. B., 
in August, 1861. 

He married in Stillwater, Minn., Mary Underhill, born in 
Blackville, N. B., and is living (1907). 

Mr. Holmes has charge of part of a large lumbering business in 
Stillwater, Minn. 

No children. 


Albert James® Holmes ( Warren,^ Lewis,'' Benjamin,' 
Zebidon,^ John,* Samuel,^ John,* George^). Born in Doaktown, 
N. B., Nov. 25, 1872. 

He married in Houlton, Me., Feb. 2, 1904, Jennie Appleby, 

born in Gagetown, N. B., May 1, 1878, daughter of John W. and 
Mary Ann (Briggs) Appleby. 

"When a child and until he was eighteen, Mr. Holmes lived with 
his cousin, Elizabeth (Sims) Newman, granddaughter of Lewis 
(217). Since 1904 he has been in charge of a section of the 
Bangor and Aroostook R.R., and since May, 1907, has lived in 
Schoodic, jNlaine. 


Children : 

I. A MALE CHILD, ^"^ b. ill 1904 ; d. in a few days. 

II. Leona Dorothy, b. Aug. 10, 1905. 

III. Marshall Edward Albert, b. Jan. 16, 1907. 


Howard Walter^ Holmes {Samuel,^ Leiois,'' Benjamin,'^ 
Zehulon,^ John,* Samuel,^ Jo/m," George^). Born in Doaktown, 
N. B., July 5, 1864. 

He married there, July 14, 1890, Clara Amelia O'Donnell, 
born at Carroll's Crossing, N. B., Sept. 3, 1870, daughter of 
Maurice and Rebecca (Brown) O'Donnell, and niece of James A. 
O'Donnell, who married Annie Holmes, sister to this Howard. 

Mr. Holmes is a farmer, and has lived in New Hampshire, Min- 
nesota and Wisconsin. He has lived at Carroll's Crossing since 

Children, both born at Carroll's Crossing : 

I. Edith Muriel,'" b. Apr. 23, 1891. 

II. Lizzie Louise, b. Jan. 18, 1893. 


James Horatio' Holmes (Samuel,^ Lewis,'' Benjamin^' 
Zebulon,^ John,* Samuel,^ John, ^ George^^. Born in Doaktown, 
N. B., Jan. 26, 1866. 

He married in Ludlow, N. B., Mercy Ann Price, born in 
Derby, X. B., Oct. 29, 1876, daughter of Edmund and Margaret 
M. (Earhren) Price. 

Mr. Holmes is a carpenter and builder in Doaktown, and on 
July 30, 1907, had the misfortune to break one of his legs and was 
otherwise injured on one of his contracts. He has been of material 
assistance in gathering information concerning the descendants of 
Lewis Holmes (217), who went to Doaktown in 1817. 

Children, except the first, born in Doaktown, N. B. : 

I. Ralph Sherman,^"^ b. in Ludlow, N. B., Aug. 29, 1889. 

II. Pekley Edmund, b. Dec. 20, 1891. 

III. Eth ELBERT Vernon, b. Nov. 22, 1892. 

IV. Akeuly, b. Jan. 17, 1894. 

V. Hazel Marguerite, b. Dec. 15, 1896. 

VI. Samuel, b. May 25, 1898. 

VII. Gracie, b. May 15, 1900. 

VIII. Greta Lillian, b. Apr. 30, 1904. 


Lewis Charles' Holmes {Benjamin Lechmore,^ Lewis,'' 
Benjamin,^ Zehulon,^ John,* Samuel,' John,* George^). Born 
in Necedah, Wisconsin, Sept. 7, 1872. 


He married in Kalama, Washington, Dec. 10, 1905, Elizabeth 
Nadine Cook, born in Wright City, Mo., July 20, 1882, daugh- 
ter of Solomon C. and Elizabeth (Donnell) Cook. 

Mr. Holmes left Necedah in 1877 ; has lived in Kalama twenty 
years ; sixteen of them have been spent in the railroad business, but 
he is now (July, 1907) about to open a grocery store. 
One child : 

Benjamin Francis^" Holmes, b. in St. John, Ore., Sept. 14, 


Herbert Allen* Holmes {Edward,^ Clifford,'' George,' 
Ebenezer,^ Ehenezer* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). A farmer. 
Bom in Charlestown, N. H., Dec. 30, 1858, and now lives in 
Langdon, N. H. 

He married in Langdon, May 9, 1888, Mora Belle Russell, 
born there, July 28, 1861, daughter of Joseph B. and Sophronia 
(Brackett) Russell, and sister to Ira Mead Russell, who married 
Herbert's sister, Fidelia. 

Children, all born in Langdon, N. H. : 

I. George Allen,^° b. June 10, 1889. 

II. Russell Herbert, b. Aug. 10, 1891. 

III. Esther Pauline, b. Dec. 5, 1896. 

IV. Helen Angie, b. Sept. 18, 1899. 

V. AsHTON Brackett, b. Nov. 9, 1902. 


John Prentiss' Holmes {Ira,^ Augustine,'' George,' Eben- 
ezer,^ Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ Johii,^ George^), Born in Langdon, 
N. H., Nov. 23, 1858. 

He married in Bethel, Vt., Sept. 24, 1882, Mary Emma 
Dunham, bom there, Nov. 16, 1856, daughter of Samuel C. and 
Hannah (Meserve) Dunham. 

Mr. Holmes is a successful farmer in Walpole, N. H., where he 
has lived since moving with his parents from Langdon in 1868. 

Children, all born in Walpole, N. H. : 

I. Arthur Dunham,^" b. July 19, 1883 ; a graduate of Dart- 

mouth College in class of 1906 in Chandler Scientific Depart- 

II. Bdrton Alonzo, b. Oct. 4, 1885. 

III. John Richard, b. Jan. 23, 1887 ; a graduate of Gushing 

Academy of Ashburnham, class of 1905. 

IV. Mart Emma, b. May 18, 1893. 



Frederic Neman* Holmes {Allen,^ Luke,'' George,^ Eb- 
enezer," Ehenezer,* Samuel,'^ John,'' George^), Born in Trenton, 
N. Y., March 11, 1842. 

He married (first) in Johnstown Centre, Wis., Jan. 18, 1866, 
Laura Susanna Farr, born in Rock Co., Wisconsin, July 5, 
1842, died in Johnstown Centre, Jan. 23, 1867, daughter of Shu- 
bael and Lucinda (McKilhps) Farr, 

He married (second) in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, Bessie 
]>Iinerva Dewey, born in Johnson, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1849, daugh- 
ter of Eli and Hannah Lucretia (Shaw) Dewey. 

Mr. Holmes left Trenton when a babe, and lived in Johnstown 
until 1868, when he moved to Fayette, Iowa, where he now resides. 
Is a farmer and cattle raiser. Was also postmaster there two and 
one-half years, having been appointed in 1887 to fill his father's 

Children, all born in Fayette, Iowa : 

I. Laura Farr," b. Jan. 10, 1867 ; m. in Fayette, Jane 26, 1890, 
Reuben Wrench Hunt, b. June 22, 1865, son of Reuben 
and Elizabeth (Wrench) Hunt. Ch., all b. in Fayette : 1. 
Eva Elizabeth, b. May 29, 1891. 2. Ruhy Imogen, b. Jan. 23, 
1895. 3. Baby, b. May 19, d. June 3, 1898. 
498. II. Fred Dewey, b. Feb. 14, 1875. 

III. Mart Imogen, b. Apr. 14, 1877 ; m. in W. Union, Iowa, Jan. 

17, 1899, Frank Fred Miller, b. in Bethel, Iowa, Aug. 27, 
1877, son of John G. and Emily (Rogers) Miller. Ch., all 
b. in Bethel: 1. A boy, b. Jan. 14, d. Jan. 18, 1900. 2. 
Jessie Emma Miller, b. Feb. 16, 1901. 3. Georgia Edna 
Miller, b. Aug. 26, 1902. 4. Frank Holmes Miller, b. June 
12, 1904. 5. Miiinie Wayne Miller, b. Oct. 20, 1905. Mr. 
and Mrs. INIiller are now (1906) livmg in Hawkeye, Iowa. 

IV. Baby, b. Dec. 10, 1878; d. Feb. 17, 1879. 

V. Milan Cleveland, b. Oct. 15, 1884. 


Oscar Charles' Holmes {Allen,' LuJce,'' George,'^ Ehen- 
ezer,^ Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ John,* George^). Born in Milton, 
Wisconsin, Feb. 23, 1844. 

He married in Johnstown Centre, Wis., Dec. 27, 1866, Phila 
Laura Woodward, born in Bradford, Vermont, Nov. 22, 1844, 
daughter of Harvey and Mary Abigail (Tucker) Woodward. 

Mr. Holmes is now (1906) proprietor of a meat market in 
Fayette, Iowa. 

Children, all born in Fayette : 

I. Charles Archie,!'' b. Mar. 17, d. Sept. 1, 1869. 

II. Edward Wayland, b. Aug. 31, 1870. 


III. Susan Abbie, b. June 17, 1873 ; m. in Independence, Iowa, 
June 17, 1893, George Harlt Hiff. One ch. : Verna Glen 
Hiff, b. in Eldora, Iowa, Sept. 17, 1894. 

499. IV. William Oscar, b. Oct. 7, 1875. 


Clarence Lyman' Holmes \Allen,^ Luke,'' George,^ Eh- 
enezer,^ Ebenezei^* Samuel,^ Jolm,^ George^). Born in Milton, 
Wisconsin, March 13, 1848, and died in Fayette, Iowa, May 21, 
1905, of paralysis. 

He married in Fayette, March 30, 1876,yN'ettie Jane New- 
comer, born there, Feb. 3, 1858, daughter of Daniel S. and Mary 
Ann Catherine (Jacoby) Newcomer. 

Mr. Holmes was a miller, and lived in Fayette most of his life. 

Children, all born in Fayette, Iowa : 

I. KiTTiE Claire," b. Sept. 26, 1877; m. in Fayette, Feb. 8, 

1899, Frank B. Banning, b. at Sioux Falls, So. Dakota, 
Feb. 23, 1878. Ch., all b. in Fayette: 1. Vera Belle Ban- 
ning, b. Nov. 30, 1899. 2. Peter B. Banning, b. Dec. 16, 

1900. 3. Clareiice L. Banning, b. Dec. 4, 1901. 4. Carl B. 
Banning, b. Apr. 22, 1904. 5. Dorothy Mary Banning, b. 
Nov. 20, 1907. 

II. Ethel Christine, b. Apr. 12, 1880; m. in Fayette, Apr. 17, 

1907, John Patrick Hastings, b. at Lima, Iowa, in 1876. 

III. Irene, b. June 10, 1881 ; d. in Fulton, Kansas, Oct. 15, 1883. 

IV. Charles Allen, b. Mar. 25, 1885. 

V. Hazel March, b. Mar. 19, 1891. 
VL Clarence Earl, b. Feb. 28, 1899. 


Ernest* Holmes {Allen,^ Luhe,'' George,^ Ebenezer,^ Eh- 
enezer,'*^ Samuel,^ John, ^ George^). Born in Milton, Wisconsin, 
June 16, 1855, and died in Fayette, Iowa, Feb. 17, 1896, of con- 

He married in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, Sept. 20, 1877, 
Almlna Amelia War(l,*l)orn in Bethel, Iowa, June 27, 1856, 
daughter of Clark Stowe and Caroline Ann (Ballard) Ward. 

Children, all born in Fayette, Iowa : 

500. I. Claude Ernest,^" b. May 17, 1881. 

II. Cleo Imogen, b. Aug. 26, 1883 ; m. in Des Moines, Iowa, 

Aug. 26, 1903, Clinton Graham. One ch. : Wendell Holmes 
Graham, b. in Des Moines, June 17, 1904. 

III. La Verne, b. Feb. 14, 1885. 

IV. IvA Irene, b. July 2, 1888. 

V. Neva, b. May 10, d. June 7, 1891. 



George Edwin® Holmes (Charles," Luke,'' George,^ Eh- 
enezer," Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Conductor on 
the Chicago and Northwestern R.R. Born in Milton, Wis., May 
18, 1847, and is now living in Chicago (1906). 

He married in Milton, Jan. 29, 1873, Carrie A. Saxe, born 
in Catskill, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1850, and died in Chicago, Jan. 17, 
1906, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Card) Saxe. 

No children. 


Harry Bunyan' Holmes {Mancell Jay,^ Lulce,^ George* 
Ehenezer,^ Ehenezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in 5lil- 
ton, Wisconsin, Aug. 12, 1875. 

He married in Fayetteville, Ark., Oct. 28, 1900, 3Iargaret 
Wilson Kantz, born in Dardanelles, Ark., June 5, 1876, daugh- 
ter of Zachary Taylor and Georgia (Knight) Kantz. 

Mr. Holmes left Milton in 1880 and went to Chicago with his 
parents. In 1896, went with them to Arkansas. He was in New 
Mexico in 1899. He has lived in Chicago since 1900, and is a 
railroad employee. 

No children. 


Oliver George' Holmes ( Oliver Morse,^ Oliver,'' Oliver,' 
Oliver,' Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ John, ^ George^). Born in Boston, 
June 22, 1862. 

He married there, Oct. 8, 1896, Anna T. Pumphret, born 
in Boston in 1869, daughter of William and Margaret Pumphret. 

Mr. Holmes's whereabouts have been unknown to any of his 
relatives since his marriage. No record of chiklren was found in 
Boston or nearby towns. 


Harry List on' Holmes {Mason, ^ Leivis,'' Ichahod,' Enoch,* 
Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in Warner, N. H., 
Feb. 22, 1878. 

He married there, Oct. 31, 1900, Rntli Clementine Ferrin, 
born in Boston, Nov. 23, 1877, daughter of Hamilton Edvardo 
and Ella Monira (Davis) Ferrin of Warner. 

Mr. Holmes was a clerk in a store in Warner until Dec. 1, 1903, 
when he went to Henniker, N. H., and opened a general store. 

One child : 

AVatne Ferrin^" Holmes, b. in Warner, N. H., Aug. 6, 1903. 



Fred Harrison' Holmes {Henry David,^ Harrison,'' Da- 
vid,^ Enoch,^ Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). Born in 
Harrisville, N. H., May 7, 1872. 

' He married there, Aug. 29, 1893, Maria Lucas, born at 
Stafford Springs, Ct., May 27, 1872, daughter of Andrew and 
Myra E. (Stebbins) Lucas. 

Mr. Holmes belongs to the Sons of Veterans, is a stationary 
engineer, and has lived in Winchendon since 1900. 

Children : 

I. Leroy Fred,i° b. in Nelson, N. H., Feb. 27, 1895. 

II. Frank Andrew, b. in Holyoke, Sept. 27, 1899. 

III. Mirabel Amy, b. in Winchendon, June 7, d. June 13, 1901. 


Oscar Heiiry' Holmes {Henry David,^ Harrison,'' David,^ 
Enoch,^ Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). A chair maker. 
Born in Harrisville, X. H., Jan. 23, 1877, now (1906) living in 
Gardner, Mass. 

He married in Bennington, X. H., May 9, 1897, Alice M. 
(Waldron) Howe, daughter of Albert H. and Fanny W. Howard 
(Waldron) and divorced from Mr. Howe. She had two children 
by Mr. Howe, but none by Mr. Holmes. 

Mr. and Mrs. Holmes are separated. 


Frank Graham' Holmes {Frank Eugene,^ Eliphalet San- 
ford,' Augustus,^ Eliphalet,' Joseph,^ Samuel,^ John,^ George^). 
Born in Pawtucket, R. I., April 2, 1878. 

He married in New York City, Oct. 17, 1906, 3Iarie Bolton, 
born in Jersey City, May 12, 1873, daughter of Frank Crewse and 
Lilian (Botner) Bolton. 

Mr. Holmes is a designer in the Ceramic Art Co. of Trenton, 
Xew Jersey. 

No children. 


George Sanford' Holmes {Frank Eugene,^ Eliphalet 
Sanford,^ A.ugustiis,^ Eliphalet,' Joseph,* Samuel,^ John,^ 
George'). Born in Pawtucket, R. I., Nov. 27, 1883. 

He married in Pawtucket, April 20, 1907, Flora May Frank- 
lin, born there, April 7, 1883, daughter of Darius and Georgia 
Davis* (Miller) Franklin. 

* It is said that Mrs. Franklin is a true descendant of Sir Thomas Davies, lord 
mayor of London in 1676. 


Mr. Holmes is a graduate of Brown University and is now (1907) 
night editor of the Providence Tribune. 


Charles Irwin'" Hobnes ( William Qlarh,^ Cyrus,^ Ezra,' 
Samuel,^ 8amuel,^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ JSfathaniel ,^ George^'). 
A barber. Born in Lincoln, Illinois, July 14, 1873, and is now 
(1907) living in Chicago. 

He married, in Clifton, 111., July 4, 1904, Mrs. Anna (Dins- 
more) Glaspy, born in Richview, 111., July 25, 1881, daughter 
of Albert Samuel and Alice Emma (Lester) Dinsmore and widow of 
Patrick Glaspy, by whom she had one child, Dorothy Evelyn 
Glaspy, born in Chicago, April 14, 1901. 


Ernest Luther'" Hobnes {Ezra Luther,^ Gyrus,'' Ezra,'' 
Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Nathaniel,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). 
Born in Ludlow, Illinois, Oct. 4, 1880. 

He married in Kansas City, Mo., April 15, 1906, June Chris- 
tma Currier, born in Garnett, Kansas, June 7, 1886, daughter 
of George 8. and Amanda A. (Stickle) Currier. 

Mr. Holmes was for a while secretary of the Eastern Kansas Oil 
Co., but is now (Nov. 1907) with The Doming Investment Co., 
Oswego, Kansas. 

One child : 
Wendell Scott" Holmes, b. in Oswego, Kansas, Oct. 14, 1907. 


Edwin Sanford'" Holnies, Jr. {Edioin Sanford,^ Erastus 
Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,'' Ebenezer,^ /Samuel,^ Nathaniel,* Eben- 
ezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Worcester, July 24, 1862. 

He married in Philadelphia, Aug. 24, 1885, Helen Lake, born 
in Oswego, N. Y., March 30, 1867, daughter of John Leland 
Lake, Jr., and Helen Mary (Jennison) Lake. 

Mr. Holmes is a graduate of the Washington, D. C, High School ; 
in mercantile business in St. Louis and Wasliingtou, 1881-89; 
graduate of the Bliss School of Electricity in Washington, D. C ; 
Chief of Section in the 11th Census, 1890-95 ; Vestryman of Epis- 
copal Church, 1898; Master of Dawson Lodge, F. & A. M., 
Washington, in 1899 ; held various offices in Eureka Royal Arch 
Chapter, Washington ; Associate Statistician in Department of 
Agriculture, afterwards chief of a Section ; member of the Ameri- 


can Statisticians Association ; author of numerous publications on 
agricultural economics. Present residence, Washington, D. C. 
One child : 
Leland Lake" Holmes, b. in "Washington, D. C, Sept. 31, 1886. 


Walter Turner'" Holmes {Albert JSfathatiiel,^ Erastus 
Nathaniel,^ Natlmniel^'' Ebenezer,^ Samuel,^ Nathaniel* Ehen- 
ezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Worcester, July 10, 1872, 
and died in Baltimore, Md., July 7, 1902. "^ Married Edith May 
Whiteside,'^ born in Baltimore, March 13, 1874, daughter of 
AVilliam B. and Emma Gertrude (Norwood) Whiteside. 

Mr. Holmes was a clerk. 

Children, all born in Baltimore : 

I. Edith Gertrude," b. Feb. 24, 1893. 

II. Elya Myrtle, b. Dec. 7, 1894. 

III. Violet Ethel, b. Jan. 30, 1897; d. in Baltimore, May 24, 


IV. Evelyn Bernice, b. Aug. 15, 1899. 


Benjamin Elmer'" Holmes {Elmer Moulton,^ Elijah,^ 
JSFathan,'' Mather,^ Philip,^ JSfathaniel ,* Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ 
George^). Born in Lynn, March 2, 1876. 

He married in Centre Harbor, N. H., Oct. 4, 1899, Jessie 
Leach, born there, Aug. 14, 1875, daughter of Oliver Hubbard 
and Mehetabel (AVatson) Leach. 

Mr. Holmes is a commercial traveler, employed by his father. 

Children, born in Lynn : 

I. Oliver Elmer,^^ b. June 6, 1902. 

II. Emma Watson, b. Aug. 21, 1903. 


Berthier Wadsworth'" Holmes, Jr. {Berthier Wads- 
worth,^ Waclsworth,^ Nathan,'' Mather,^ Philij),^ Nathaniel,* 
Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,^ George^). Born in Stoughton, Dec. 16, 

He married in Quincy, July 3,1888, Sarah Ann McKenzie, 
born in Hartsville, Prince Edward's Island, in 1862, daughter of 
John and Mary McKenzie. 

Mr. Holmes is a foreman in the shoe last factory of his uncle 
James L. Belcher, in Stoughton. 

Children, all born in Stoughton : 

I. Walter Clement," b. May 1, 1889. 

II. Ralph McKcnzie, b. Aug. 1, 1893. 
iiL Hazel Marie, b. ISIov. 1, 1899. 



Burton Martin"" Holnies (Wyrom H.," Myron,^ Eher,'' 
Ezra^^ James,^ John,* Jolin,^ John,'' George^). A police officer 
in Arcade, N. Y., born in AVcUand, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 25, 

He married in Delavan, X. Y., Nov. 28, 1888, Clara Ursula 
Dawley, born in Concord, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1867, daughter of iU- 
bert and Melvina A. (Sanders) Dawley. 

One child : 

Raymond Merton" Holmes, b. in Arcade, N. Y., Sept. 25, 1892. 


Henry'" Holmes^ Wyrom R.,' 3Iyron,' Eber,' Ezra," 
James,' John,* John,^ John,^ George^). Born in Arcade, N. Y., 
Dec. 30, 1867, and died there Oct. 30, 1901. 

He married there,' Viola Kniglit, who now lives in Arcade. 

No children. 


Arthur H.'" Holmes ( Wyrom II.,' Mtjron,' Eher,' Ezra,"" 
James,' John,* John,^ John,^ George^). Born in Arcade, N. Y., 
Oct. 2, 1876. 

He married in Holland, N. Y., Maggie May Pennington, 
born at Delavan, N. Y., April 7, 1880, died in Arcade, Dec. 25, 
1907, daughter of Arthur and Elvira (Lynde) Pennington. 

Mr. Holmes is a dealer in plumbers' supplies, and does a truck- 
ing business in Arcade, N. Y. 

Children, all born in Arcade, N. Y. : 

I. Hazel Jenxie," b. Mar. 6, 1902. 

II. Harold Henry, b. Aug. 17, 1904. 

III. Alton Arthur, b. Dec. 9, 1907. 


James Burton'" Holmes {Burton B.,' Myron,^ Eber,'' 
Ezra,^ James,' John,* John,^ John,^ George^). Born in San- 
dusky, N. Y., April 4, 1870. 

He married in Emporium, Pa., April 26, 1899, Minnie Jose- 
phine Johnson, born in llalmsted, Sweden, Jan. 6, 1876, 
daughter of John Andrew and Jennie (Anderson) Johnson, 

Mr. Holmes is a street car conductor and has lived in Buffalo 
since 1890. 

Children, both bom in Buffixlo : 

I. Clarence Raymond," b. Feb. 10, 1901. 

II. Mary Ella, b. July 10, 1905. 



Jay Hyatt'" Holmes {Marcellus Ginffin,^ Benjamin Frank- 
lin,^ Lester,'' Ezra,^ James,^ John,* John,^ John,^ George^). 
Born in Rochester, Minnesota, Sept. 29, 1877. 

He married in Glencoe, Minnesota, March 25, 1901, Jennie 
Louise Carstens, born in Half Day, Illinois, Oct. 25, 1876, 
daughter of Marcus H. and Ellen O. (Ingraham) Carstens. 

Mr. Holmes is an electrical engineer and lives in Spring Valley, 

One son : 

Marcus Kirk" Holmes, b. April 14, 1904. 


Fi'ederic Elbridge^ Holmes {Elbridge Gerry, ^ Joel,"^ 
Eiioch,^ John,^ John,* Samuel,'^ John,^ George^). Born in Can- 
ton, June 24, 1854. 

He married in Somerville, Sept. 25, 1878, Bertha Elma 
Russell, born in Pembroke, Me., in 1857, daughter of Edward 
and Harriet (Wilder) Russell. 

Mr. Holmes lives in Canton and is in the insurance business. 
He was postmaster from 1879 to 1897. 

Children, both born in Canton : 

I. Edward Russell," b. Jan. 7, 1881. 

II. Russell Elbridge, b. Aug. 13, 1883. 


Harry Lewis'" Holmes ( William Leonard,^ Lewis," 
Leonard,'' Zehulon,^ Zebulon,^John,* Samuel,^ John, ^ George^). 
Born in Fairfield, Maine, June 17, 1869. 

He married August 21, 1899, Minerva Marcia BroTvn, born 
in Clinton, Maine, August 25, 1870, daughter of Alfred Lewis and 
Martha Hern (Flagg) Brown. 

Mr. Holmes is Treasurer of the Waterville Trust Co., Water- 
ville. Me., but resides in Fairfield. 
- No children (1904). 


Fred Dewey'" Holmes {Frederic Newman,^ Allen, ^ Luke,'' 
George,^ Fbenezer,^ Ehenezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^^. Born 
in Fayette, Iowa, Feb. 14, 1875. 

He married in Fayette, Feb. 18, 1903, Fannie Althea Cole- 
man, born in Portsmouth, Ohio, March 21, 1879, daughter of 
Joseph and Fannie A. (Thompson) Coleman. 

No children (1906). 



William Oscar'" Holmes ( Oscar Charles,^ Allen,^ Luke,' 
George,^ JEbenezer," Ebenezer,* Samuel,^ John,^ George^). 
Born in Fayette, Iowa, Oct. 7, 1875. 

He married in West Union, Iowa, Sept. 3, 1897, Ethel El- 
vira FoUett, born in Fayette, Oct. 20, 1880, daughter of 
Charles Ephraim and Elizabeth Jane (Hughes) Follett. 

j\Ir. Holmes is a contractor in concrete work and lives in Fayette. 

Children, all born in Fayette, Iowa : 

I. Helex Laverx," b. April 24, 1889. 

II. DoRRis Elizabeth, b. March 11, 1902. 

III. Harvey Oscar, b. April 28, 1905. 


Clavicle Ernest'" {Ernest,^ Allen,' Luke,'' 
George,^ Ebenezer," Ebenezer,^ Samuel,^ John,* George^). 
Born in Fayette, Iowa, May 17, 1881. 

He married in Oil City, Penn., Sept. 20, 1904, Edna Begley, 
born in Franklin, Penn., in October, 1884. 

No children (1906). 


There seems to be an opinion among many of the Holmeses that 
Jehoshaphat Holmes of Pomfret was in some way connected with 
John Holmes of Woodstock and its settlement. As Pomfret and 
Woodstock are adjoining towns, and Holmeses were numerous in 
both towns at about the same time, the opinion is not to be regarded 
lightly, but by the perusal of the pages in this work, the reader will 
see that there is no connection whatever in the two families. They 
were segregated (genealogically) from beginning to end, as there 
were no intermarriages as sometimes there have been in similar situ- 

In 1877 Mr. E. Holmes Bugbee of Killingly, Conn., devoted 
considerable time and energy to the study of the Woodstock Holmeses, 
he being a descendant of John Holmes. His work was never pub- 
lished, but there are a few manuscript copies in existence, one 
being in possession of the N. E. Historic-Genealogical Society of 
Boston, which copy was kindly loaned to the writer to be copied for 
this work, as there would be then a better chance for preservation. 

The historical part is not inserted here, for the reason that it is 
published in various forms elsewhere. 

The writer has prefixed a few lines of his own research on David 
Holmes and his children. 

The abstract of Mr. Bugbee's work begins on page 349 and is 
SCiven verbatim et literatim. 

David' Holnies {ancestry unknown). Born in England, 
date not ascertained, but probably about 1635, and died in Milton, 
Mass., Nov. 2, 1666. 

He married about 1658, Jane , who died in Dedham, 

some time after 1691. She married (second), in 1667/8, John 
Mackentosh of Dedham, by whom she had one daughter, Rachel, 
b. Feb. 11, 1668.* 

* Previous to 1752, the calendar year ended March 24th, so Rachel was born four- 
teen months after the death of the first wife and not two months after, as would ap- 
pear in the present way of computing time. March 25th was New Year's Day in 
England and her colonies in the seventeenth century and until 1752. 

As some other nations at that time called January the ^rst month, the English 
people often wrote a double date during the months of January, February and March, 
for instance "2 dy (12 mo) 1642-3." which meant February 2d, 1642. March 24 
■was in the old year, yet the anticipation of " day 25 " caused March to be called 
" Moneth 1 " 


John Mackintosh's first wife was Rebecca Metcalf(?), who died 
Dec. 8, 1667. By his first marriage there was a son William 
Mackentosh "born 23^ 12'" 65," who was executor of his father's 
will. (See Suffolk Probate Records, Vol. VIII, p. 54.) John 
Mackentosh was in Dedham as early as " 10-6-1659 " and died 
there Aug. 22, 1691. 

David Holmes lived in that part of Dorchester that has been in 
Milton since 1662. His land joined that of Henry Crane, as per 
deed in Suffolk Reg. of Deeds, Vol. VII, p. 150, and per statement 
of his wife Jane. (Suffolk Probate Records, Vol. VII, p. 124.) 
His will is given here and is on record in Suffolk Probate Records, 
Vol. I, p. 564, but has no date or place given to indicate just where 
or when the will was made. The spaces indicate where the origi- 
nal will was worn and defaced, the words being indecipherable. 

" To my eldest sonn David I leave Tenn pounds to the other two Younger 
ffive pounds apeece if in Case they bee put forth to 

prentice for time such as take them shall take their Portions with them 
learne them to reed & write & dubble their Portions to them at the End 
of their time if in Case such as take the children are unwilling soe to doe 
I leave this Twenty pounds in the hands & to the 

disposing of Stephen Kingsley* & for want of life to his Sonn John Kings- 
ley & to Thomas Holeman* & they to putt it to the best improvement & 
for the use & benefitt of the & to bee paid to them 

when at age of Tvventie one in pay as they re- 

ceived if any of the Children die their shall have 

their Estate if shee die they shall have her amongst 

them Equally my will is also that my daugh margaret shall have 

ffive pounds to be paid at Age 
of marriage if shee live if not to bee at her mothers disposing the rest of 
my Estate I leave to my wife to pay debts & to improve to her best ad- 
vantage & to see my body Lawfully buryed. 

Att a meeting of the Gov major Generall & Record"^ 

Boston 15 november 1666 

Power of Administration to the Estate of David H 
granted to Jane his Relict shee bringing in an of that 

estate & performing this imperfect will written as ueere as may bee. 

Edw Rawson, Record' 

This is to satisfy that I Henry Cranef doe testify this to the will of Da- 
vid Holmes px mee Henry Crane this 15 the 9 : month 1666 " 

There is no record of the distribution, but the inventory is re- 
corded in Vol V " page 001 " and is here given with some omissions. 

• The farms of Elder Kingsley and Thomas Holman were adjacent to that of 
David Holmes. 

t Henry Crane married Elder Kingsley's daughter Tabitha and lived on a farm 
adjoining that of David Holmes. 


" A True Inventory of the Estate of David Holmes deceased the 2d of 
november 1666." 

"page 001" 

£ 8 d 

2 Kettle a ffrying pan a pott & pot hooks 02 00 00 
9 yards of blew C loath at 3s per yard 01 07 00 
bedsted & beding 02 04 00 
his wearing cloathes 01 00 00 
a musket & bandeleers 00 16 00 
a Gotten wheele & Linnen wheele 01 07 00 
yarne Gotten & Linnen an old chayne & other things 02 01 00 
fflax & toe & old Bible 00 06 00 
m pumkins 00 10 00 
m Gorne & fflax 04 07 00 
m Barlv & Gabidges 02 00 00 

3 Small shotes 01 18 00 

4 more small Piggs 01 14 00 
2 shotes more 00 16 00 
7 swine 08 19 00 
one mare Golt 02 00 00 
2 Gowes 08 10 00 
2 Gowes more 08 00 00 
one Gow more 03 10 00 
two steers 05 05 00 

Prizers George Belcher. 
William Daniell. 

Att a meeting of the Governor magerstrates & Recorder the 15 of No- 
vember — 1666 Jaine Holmes Relict of David Holmes deposed before the 
Governor major Generall & Recorder that this Paper Gontaines a true In- 
ventory of David Holmes Estate to the best of hir knowledge that when 
she knows more shee will discover it. 

Ramson Record"^" 

An additional inventory is in Vol. VII, p. 124, viz : 

"Dedham 6 — 1 — 1670 

I Jane Mackintosh y^ wife of John Mackintosh of Dedham lately y^ 
•wife of David Holmes of Mdton deceased & by the appointment of the 
Authority of this Gollony Administratrix to his estate .... 
neglected to therein a certain house 

in Milton purchased by my s*^ late husband .... Imps 

one p cell of land with one dwelling house conteyning 23 Acres 

on the highway leading from Milton to Brantry goeiug through 
y^ Same being betwixt y® Lands of ... . Thos Holeman & 

Hen Grane And one other parcell 

y® whole .... beeing appized with the dwelling house at 

£100 : 00 : 
And for which the Estate of the late Daniel* Holmes 

is Dr £100 : 00 : 

♦Probably meant for David as there was no Daniel Holmes in the colony. 


This was delivered into a County Court sitting in Boston the 25 of 2 m° 
1671 & by them ordered to be recorded as 
Attest tt'ree Grace Bendall Cler " 

Children, probably born in the then remote part of Dorchester, 
now Milton. The date of David's birth is approximated. 

lA David, b. 1G60. 

V 2a James, b. 1662 ; d. Sept. 7, 1743. 

3a John, b. 1664 ; d. June 20, 1713. 

4a Margaret, b. 1666 ; d. 1744. 


David'' Holmes, Jr. {David^). Born in Dorchester about 

He never married. 

He was killed "at the eastward," Sept. 1, 1689. (The so called 
Kingr William's War havincy broken out in 1689, between Enijland 
and France, their colonies in America took up the quarrel. The 
Indians of Canada and Maine aided the French and the Iriquois as- 
sisted the English). Probably David was in Maine. His brother 
John was administrator of the estate. We copy the following from 
Suffolk Probate Records Vol. IX, p. 364. 

" Suffolk ss 

At thejCounty Court sitting in Boston by Adjourm* 17 Decemb'' 1689 
The Inventory of the estate of David Holmes, who was Slaine in the 

country service undor the comand of cap*^ Hall at y® eastward upon the 

first day of Septembor in the year 1689 " 

The inventory was mainly of clothing and firearms, nearly every 
word spelled wrong or " over-capitalized." 


James* Hobiies {David'). Born in Dorchester* or Milton 
in 1662, and died in Woodstock, Conn., Sept. 7, 1743. 

He married about 1689, Jane . 

For a continuance of James see copy of Mr. Bugbee's article, 
page 354. 


John' Holmes {David'). Born in Milton in 1664 and died 
in Woodstock, Conn., June 20, 1713. / 

He married in Woodstock( ?), Conn., April 9, 1690, Hannah 
Newell, baptized in Roxbury, Feb. 19, 1671, died in Woodstock, 
May 9, 1743, daughter of Isaac and Eliza (Curtis) Newell and 

•Milton was set off from Dorchester, May 7, 1662. 


granddaughter of Abraham Newell, who came over in the Francis 
from Ipswich in 1634. 

John Holmes was an important man in Woodstock. In 1691, 
he was the man selected to build the first church there. 

" A man was allowed two shillings a day for working, or two and 
three pence he finding himself diet ; five shillings if with a team of 
four cattle" (Bayle's History of Windham Co., Conn., p. 847.) 

He was selectman in 1704. He had a fulling mill "and was also 
chosen and desired to make coffins as they may be occasion " (Ibid^ 
p. 853). 

Children, all born in Woodstock : 

I. Hannah, b. probably in 1691 (N. S.). 

For continuance of John and his children see page 349. 


Margaret' Holmes {David'). Born in Milton in 1666 and 
died in that part of Stoughton that is now Canton, July 7, 1744. 

She married (first) in Boston, by the Rev. Cotton Mather, Nov. 
12, 1702, John Barr,*' born in Scotland, emigrated to New 
Eno^land, via the West Indies, about 1700 and died in Boston in 

She married (second) by the Rev. Cotton Mather, in Boston, 
April 25, 1717, William Hippy. 

Children, both born in Boston : 

I. Samuel^ Dunbar, b. Oct. 2, 1704; d. in Stoughton (now 

Canton) June 15, 1783 ; m. (1) in Dorchester, by the bride's 
father, Oct. 22, 1729, Hannah Danforth, b. in Dorchester, 
Nov. 3, 1698, d. in Stoughton, vSept. 1, 1746, daughter of 
the Rev. John and Ehzabeth (Minot) Danforth. He m. (2) 
in Dedham, Apr. 16, 1747, Mrs. Experience Woodavard. 
Mr. Dunbar was a pupil in the Latin School of Boston at 
seven years of age; graduate of Harvard College in 1723; 
studied for the ministry under Cotton Mather ; ordained in 
Stoughton, now Canton, in 1727 ; used a stenographic method 
of his own invention. During the fifty-six years that he ad- 
ministered to the people of Stougliton, he officiated at 682 
funerals, 596 marriages, 1703 baptisms, and 482 admissions to 
the church. Ch., b. in Stoughton: 1. Samuel. 2. Hannah. 
3. John Danforth. 4. Mehitable. 5. Elijah. (Danforth 
Gen., p. 33.) 

II. Mehitable Dunbar, b. June 10, 1708. 

* The record says Barr, but his true name was Dunbar. The early Scotch ac- 
cented the last syllable strongly, so the first syllable was scarcely audible. All 
following records of this man were given as Dunbar. 


Prepared by E. Holmes Bugbee. 

A record of some of the descendants of John Holmes who was 
one of the original Pro])rietor8 of Woodstock, Connecticut, and one 
of the first settlers of that ancient town ; and of James Holmes, a 
brother of John, I think, who was in Woodstock prior to 1G90. 

All of the original Projrrietox's of Woodstock, with the exception 
of Peter Aspinwall, John Butcher, James Corbin, and John Holmes, 
were from Roxbury. These four, according to the Proprietors' 
records, were from the neighboring towns. I am of the opinion 
that John and James Holmes were from Dorchester, and were the 
sons of David Holmes who died in Dorchester, as appears from the 
records, in 1G66. His will was probated November 15, IGGo, and 
in it he mentions his wife Jane, his son David, his daughter Mar- 
garet, and two young sons whose names are not given. Now I am 
of the xjpinion that these two unnamed sons were John and James, 
the Woodsto:k emigrants. John Holmes liad a son David and a 
daujrhter Margaret : and it would have been in accordance with the 
custom, as prevalent then as now, for him to have named one of his 
sons David, after his father and brother, and one of his daughters 
Marcjaret, after his sister. John Holmes was a young man when 
he came to Woodstock, and if he was the son of David, of Dorches- 
ter, one of those whose name was not mentioned in the will, he 
would have been but a little more than twenty when he emigrated. 
Savage, in his " Dictionary of Early Settlers," makes mention of 
several of the name of John \\\ his account of the Hulmes family, 
but I do not find any of the name of James in his list, and the pre- 
sumption is I think, that John and James, twins undoubtedly, were 
the sons of David of Dorchester. 


1. John Holmes, the Woodstock emigrant, was born about 
the year 1664, and probably in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He 
was married April 9, 1690, to Hannah, daughter of Isaac Newell, 
of Roxburv, and irranddauijhter of Abraham Newell, who came 
over in the Francis, from Ipswich, in 1634. She was l)aptized 
Feb. 19, 1671. I find mention on tiie Woodstock record of seven 
children born to John and Hannah (Newell) Holmes, viz : — 

i. Haxxah. b. Mar. 26, 1G90; m. Robert Mason, Jan. 21, 1711. 
There is evidsntly a mistake in the date of the birth of Han- 
nah, as it is an earlier date than the marriage of her parents. 


2. ii. David, b. , 1692; m. Bathsheba . 

3. iii. John, b. June 28, 1695 ; m. Mary Johnson, Jan. 28, 1718-19. 

4. iv. Ebexezer, b. Feb. 13, 1697; m. Joanna Ainsworth, July 1, 

V. Margaret, b. Mar. 16, 1698; m. Timothy Manning, Mar. 20, 

vi Elizabeth, b. Dec. 18, 1702. 
vii. Experience, b. June 8, 1706 ; m. Ebenezer Robbing, Oct. 30, 


John Holmes was a prominent man in the new colony of Wood- 
stock, and was elected to many important positions in the town. 
Frequent grants of land were made to him for services rendered to 
the settlement. He died June 20, 1713; his wife died May 9, 

2. David (^John) was born in "Woodstock in 1692. He mar- 
ried Bathsheba . I do not find any record of the marriage, 

but the following births are set to the names of David and Bath- 
theba Holmes on the Woodstock records, viz. — 

5. i. David, b. Aug. 11, 1721 ; m. Mehitable Mayhew. 
ii. Tabitha, b. Apl. 20, 1723; d. Nov. 17, 1731. 

iii. JosiAH, b. Mar. 23, 1724-5. 

iv. MosES, b. June 16, 1727. 

V. Stephen, b. Jan. 16, 1729-30; d. soon. 

vi. Stephen, b. June 4, 1732. 

vii. Tabitha, b. ; date not on record. 

The above David was Deacon David. He was a prominent man 
in the First Church of Woodstock, and died May 22, 1745. His 
widow married Joseph Edmunds, Aug. 15,. 1746. I have not 
been able to find iier maiden surname. She lived to an advanced 
age, and was known by her descendants of the second and third 
generations as Grandmother Edmunds ; and was often quoted by 
them as a remarkable woman, and of recognized authority in all 
matters of housewifery. She had a wide reputation as a doctress 
and midwife, and it is recorded of her that on one occasion in the 
time of the great snow in 1717, she travelled on snow-shoes, get- 
ting out of the upper window of her house in Woodstock, to Dudley, 
Mass., to attend a sick woman. The journey was made in this 
wise : two men accompanied her, carrying a long pole, each having 
hold of one of its ends and she holding it midway, and in this man- 
ner they travelled over hill and dale and wood and mountains of 
snow, several miles, to Dudley, and returned in the same way. 

3. John (John) was born in Woodstock, .Tune 28, 1695, and 
married Mary Johnson, January 28, 1718-19, by whom he had 
eleven children, viz : 

i. Mary, b. May 11, 1720. 

ii. Sibyl, b. Oct. 27, 1721 ; m. John Bishop, July 8, 1741-2. 


iii. John, b. Sept. 6, 1723. 

iv. Mehitable, b. Oct. 3, 1725. 

V. Samuel, b. Oct. 11, 1727 ; d, Nov. 1, 1727. 

vi. Samuel, b. Nov. 3, 1728; died. 

vii. Hannah, b. Mar. 5, 1732. 

viii. Esther, b. Oct. 1, 1733 ; m. Joseph Scarborough, June 29, 


ix. Joseph, b. Sept. 9, 1735. 

X. S-VMUEl, b. Jan. IG, 1737-8. 

xi. Philip, b. Apr. 21, 1740. 

4. Ebenezer {John) was born in Woodstock, Feb. 13, 1697; 
was married July 1, 1719, to Joanna Ainsworth, by whom he had : 

6. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 27, 1720; m. Phebe Abbott, Aug. 25, 1742. 

I find no other children set to the names of Ebenezer and Joanna 
Holmes, and I think he died between the years 1720 and 1724. I 
find a Joanna Holmes was married to ^latturin Allard, July 13, 
1734, and this Joanna was undoubtedly the widow of Ebenezer. 

5. David {David, John) was born in Woodstock, August 11, 
1721 ; he was married to Mehitable, daughter of Ephraim and 
Elizabeth Mayhew, — I have not the date of the marriage — by whom 
he had seven children, viz. : 

i. Asa, b. Aug. 12, 1745. 

ii. Abiel, b. Jan. 29, 1 748 ; twin to AVilliam ; died early, 
iii. - William, b. Jan. 29, 1748 ; died Feb. 4, 1749. 
iv. David, b. Jan. 20, 1749 ; died Feb. 4, 1749. 
V. Tabitha, b. Jan. 28, 1750. 
vi. Sanford, b. Jan. ; died 

vii. Bathshua, b. May 6, 1753 ; ra. Hezekiah Bugbee, Jan. 21, 
1773. She died April 25, 1833, aged 80 years. 

His wife, Mehitable Mayhew, died, and he married, for his second 
wife, Nov. 12, 1761, Mrs. Temperance Bishop, by whom he had 
eight children, viz. : 

i. David, b. Aug. 17, 17G2 ; m. Haiiuah Lyon, Jan. 1, 1789. He 
died June 30, 1832. 

7. ii. Abiel, b. Dec. 24, 1763 ; m. Mary Stiles; 2d, Sarah Wendell, 
iii. Sanford, b. Dec 11, 1765; m. Rhoda Clark, May 21, 1806. 
iv. Lathrop, b. May 7, 1768 ; m. Sarah Sumner, of Midway, 

Georgia, Jan. 30, 1794. In 1801, while on tlieir way from 

Georgia, the vessel was shipwrecked and they botii perished. 

They left one child, Emma Temperance, then in Woodstock, 

who married Spaulding Barstow, of Canterbury. Mr Holmes 

was a physician. 
V. Leonard, b. Apr. 17, 1770; m. Sally Lyon, Nov. 27, 1794. 
vi. Hartwell, b. Mar. 17, 1772; m. Lois Pellett, July 9, 1797. 
vii. Temperance, b. June 14, 1774; m. Israel Williams, Apr. 3, 

1794; she died Mar. 20, 1795. 
viii. Liberty, b. Apr. 3, If^TQ ; m. Susanna Quaterman ; he died in 

1808, or 1809. ' 


David Holmes served in the French and Indian w^ar, and was 
Captain in Col. Fitch's Regiment ; he joined his company in Hart- 
ford, June 5, 1758, and was with his regiment at Fort Edward on 
the 25th of the same month. He served in that war during three 
campaigns, the last terminating with the conquest of Canada, Sept. 
4, 1760. On the first intelligence of the Battle of Lexington, he 
joined the army in his professional character of surgeon, and con- 
tinued in the service till the fourth year of the war, when worn down 
with the fatigues of the camp, he returned home and soon after died. 
He expired March 19, 1779, in his 58th year. 

6. Ebenkzer {Ebenezer, John) was born in Woodstock, Feb. 
27, 1720, and was married, Aug. 26, 1742, to Phebe Abbott, by 
whom he had five children, viz. : 

i. Phebe, b. June 22, 1743. 
ii. Dorothy, b. Apr. 13, 1745. 

8. iii. Ebexezer, b. Nov. 1, 1748; m. Marcella Colburn, Apr. 7, 

iv. Chandler, b. Dec. 27, 1750; d. May 4, 1755. 
V. HuLDAH, b. .luly 10, 1756; m. Zephaniah Tucker; she died 

Apr. 2, 1853, aged 96 years and 6 months. He died Apr. 

25, 1817. 

His wife, Phebe Abbott, died, and he married, for his second 
wife, Apr. 12, 1759, Martha Howlet, by whom he had three child- 
ren, viz. : 

i. Chandler, b. Mar. 10, 1760 ; m. Amelia Potter, July 4, 1787. 

ii. Perlet, b. Mar. IS, 1763. 

iii. Martha, b. Mar. 18, 1763. 

His wife, Martha Howlet, died and he married, for his third wife, 
Nov. 16, 1775, Elizabeth Barrett, by whom he had: 

i. MosES, b. Mar. 6, 1779 ; m. Lucretia Clark, Apr. 2, 1803. 
Ebenezer (6) died June 28, 1794, in his 74th year. 

7. Abiel {David, David, John) was born in Woodstock, Dec. 
24, 1763, and was married in 1790, to Mary, daughter of Ezra 
Stiles, President of Yale College. She died Aug. 29, 1795. He 
married, for his second wife, Sarah, daughter of Oliver Wendell, 
of Boston, by whom he had five children, viz. : 

i. Mary Jackson, b. Jan. 17, 1802 ; m. Dr. Usher Parsons, of 
Providence, Sept. 23, 1822. She died June 14, 1825. 

ii. Ann Susan, b. May 15, 1804 ; m. Charles Weutworth Upham, 
Mar. 29, 1826. She died Apr. 5, 1877. 

iii. Sarah Lathrop, b. Nov. 27, 1805; d. Nov. 6, 1812. 

9. iv. Oliver Wendell, b. Aug. 29, 1809 ; m. Amelia Lee Jackson, 
v. John, b. Mar. 29, 1812; unmarried. 

Abiel Holmes, in 1780, at the age of 16, left his home in Wood- 
stock and rode on horseback to New Haven to seek admission at 


Yale, and was graduated in 1783. He subsequently became a tutor 
in the college, pursuing his theological studies at the same time. In 
1785 he became pastor of the Congregational Church at Midway, 
Georgia, and remained with that people till 1791, when, on account 
of failing health, he resigned his charge and returned to Connecti- 
cut. January 25, 1792, he was installed pastor of the First Church 
of Cambridge, Mass., and continued in charge until September, 
1832. He was a devoted student of American history, and in 1805 
published the " Annals of America," a work of leading authority in 
American history. He was a frequent contributor to the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society, and in 1817, delivered a course of lectures 
on the ecclesiastical history of the country, and more particularly of 
New England. He died at Cambridge, June 4, 1837. 

8. Ebenezer (^Ebenezer, Ebenezer, John) was born in "Wood- 
stock, Nov. 1, 1748, and was married, April 7, 1778, to Mar- 
cella Colburn, by whom he had nine children, viz. : 

i. Oliver, b. June 3, 1780-1-2. 

ii. Jeremiah, b. Feb. 18, 1784. 

iii. Mary, b. May 8, 1786. 

iv. Perley, b. Oct. 7, 1788. 

V. Sarah Ann, b. Aug. 18, 1792. 

vi. Lucy, b. Dec. 20, 1794. 

vii. Susan, b. Dec. 20, 1795. 

viii: Eliza Ann, b. Nov. 10, 1798. 

ix. Charles, b. Apl. 11, 1801. 

9.*^ Oliver Wendell {Abiel, David, David, John) was 
born in Cambridge, Mass., August 29, 1809; was married, June 
15, 1840, to Amelia Lee, daughter of Hon. Charles Jackson, of 
Boston, by whom he has three children, viz. : 

i. Oliver Wendell, b. ; m. Fanny Dixwell. 

ii. Amelia Jackson, b. ; m. Turner Sargent. He died 

Feb. 24, 1877. 
iii. Edward Jackson, b. ; m. Henrietta Wigglesworth. 

Oliver Wendell Holmes was graduated at Harvard in 1829 ; 
commenced the study of law, which, however, he soon abandoned 
for that of medicine. In 1832 he went to Europe, passing several 
years abroad in attendance on the hospitals of Paris and other 
cities. The degree of M.D. was conferred upon him in 1836, and 
in 1838 he was elected Professor of Anatomy and Physiology in 
Dartmouth College. In 1847 he was chosen to succeed Dr. John 
C. Warren in the Medical College of Harvard University, which 
position he still occupies, having abandoned the general practice of 
his profession. While in college he attracted attention as a poet, 
and in 1836 his first collected edition of poems was published in 
Boston (12 mo.) ; since then, his works have passed through sev- 
eral editions, and have been republished in England. He has also 


distinguished himself as author of various works upon subjects per- 
taining to his profession of medicine. He has been a frequent 
contributor to the various magazines, and "The Autocrat of the 
Breakfast Table" and "The Professor at the Breakfast Table" 
have made for him an enviable reputation as a writer of that class 
of literature. 

Mrs. Temperance Bishop Holmes, wife of Dr. David, died Au- 
gust 3, 1803, aged 71 years. 

A Record of Some of the Descendants or James and Jai^ 


\I find no mention of James Holmes on the Woodstock Proprie- 
tors' Records, and he was not an early land-owner in that town. 
In the Woodstock records of Births I find the following names of 
children born to Jane and James Holmes, viz : — 

i. Thankful, b. Sept. 11, 1690. 

ii. James, b. May 14, 1692. 
2. iii. Thomas, b. May 24, 1693 ; m. Abigail . 

iv. Jacob, b. May 13, 1695. 

v. Rachel, b. Feb. 28, 1699. 

vi. Abigail, b. Feb. 28, 1701-2. 

vii. Phebe, b. Sept. 7, 1705 ; m. Nathaniel Perrin, Feb. 16, 1744-5. 

James Holmes died in Woodstock, Sept. 7, 1743, in his Slst 
year. His wife died October 3, 1739. 

2. Thomas (James) was born in Woodstock, May 24, 1693, 

and married Abigail . I find no record of his marriage, 

but the following; names are recorded on the Woodstock records of 
]\Iarriages and Births as children of Thomas and Abigail Holmes, 
viz : — 

i. William, b. Mar. 3, 1740. 

ii. Abigail, b. Nov. 8, 1741 ; m. Joseph Bacon, Aug. 9, 1764. 
She was grandmother of Rev. Leonard Bacon, of New Haven, 

iii. Joseph, b. Oct. 3, 1743. 

iv. Sarah, b. Sept. 21, 1745. 

I do not find any record of the death of Thomas Holmes. An 
Abigail Holmes died in Woodstock, Dec. 29, 1792, in her 91st 
year, and this Abigail might have been the wife of Thomas, or the 
daughter of James and Jane, born Feb. 28, 1701-2. 

As tlie descendants of John and James Holmes recognized each 
other as cousins, as I learn from Dr. Bacon, I think there can be 
no doubt but that they were brothers. Further research of family 
records will undoubtedly add very much to the completeness of this. 

Killingly, July, 1877. E. H. B. 



Joseph. Page 4, tenth line, read 1716, not 1816; seventh 
paragraph, first line, read vocation, not location. 


John, Page 10. Some say (and the writer is also of the same 
opinion) that John's widow, Sarah, married for her second husband, 
Obadiah Hawes, but no proof has yet been found. One Sarah 
Hawes, a widow, died in Billerica in 1717, aged 85 yrs. 


Joliii. Page 25, tenth line, read 1687, not 1677. 


Nathaniel. Page 28, foot note, fifth line, instead of " daughter 
Lydia," read granddaughter Lydia, wife of John Bishop. 


Deacon Nathaniel. Page 34. He was married, first in Dor- 
chester, not Boston ; married second in Dedham. 


Ehenezer. Page 38. Born 1728 not 1718. 


Nathaniel. Page 55, sixth line, also in foot note, third line, 
read Hawes instead of Homes. 


James. On page 68, for the third child, insert Samuel, b. 
April 15, 1760. 


Oliver. On page 77, under ix. Sally, for her first child, read 
Olivia, not Oliver. 



Samuel. On page 87, tenth line, against Abraham, read (148) 
instead of (60). 


Frederic Augustus. Page 98. For the sixth child read 
Clara Augusta, not " Clara Augustus." 


Hartley. Page 105. Second line under 81, strike out " Mass." 
after Litchfield. Hartley's third wife Harriet died in Detroit, June 
22, 1907. 


Pitt. On page 112, second line, read 1873, not 1773. 


Luther. Page 136. Sixth line under 120, put capital S on 


Ezra. On page 153, under Alice, fourth line, read Doctor 
Joseph Giddings, not "Dan Joseph." For her first child read 
Frances (female) not Francis. Also under Abigail, two foot 
notes should be transposed. 

Jeremy. Page 156. Read Olive, not Oliver S. Hayward. 


Nathaniel. On page 158, third line, insert against " 1. Emily 
Elliott;' d. in No. Oxford, Dec. 23, 1907. 


Ebenezer. On page 159, last line, read Marjorie, not "Ma- 


Francis Edward. Page 185. Revised after the first para- 
graph . 

His wife Amelia Hutchinson was born in Bangor, Me., June 
1, 1852, and died in Bethlehem, W. Va., Sept. 10, 1906, of a can- 
cer, daughter of Daniel and Rebecca (Emery) Hutchinson. 

Mr. Holmes was a machinist. After his death, his wife took her 
children to Chicago with her at the urgent advice of her sister with 
whom she lived a number of years, but under great restraint. As 
she considered she did not get the treatment promised her, she went 


to Melrose, 111., then May wood, 111., then to Wheeling, W. Va., 
where she arrived Aug. 28, 1903. 
Children : 

I. Frank Ernest, b. in Sturbridge, Oct. 2, 1873, d. in Wheeling, 

W. Va., March 15, 1907, by being upset in a canoe during a 
freshet, while going for assistance to rescue five men from 
a burning building at night. He was paymaster of the Wheel- 
ing Stamping Co., and met a hero's death. He never married. 

II. Alice Louise, b. in Boston, March 23, 1875 ; single (1908). 

III. Grace Rebecca, b. in Dorchester, Jan. 1 6, 1879 ; single (1908). 


Lester. On page 190, make the following corrections : 

309. William Ezra, b. in Livonia, N. Y., not Connewango. 

310. Henry, died in 1862, not 1859. 


Charles. On page 203, find type paragraph, second line, the 
date should be May 28, not May 29. 


Spencer. Page 208, second paragraph, instead of Joseph Stan- 
ley, read John and Phebe (Rich) Stanley. 

I. Sarah, b. 1808, not 1806. 

Vll.- Eliza (Revised list of children) : 1. Frank Wiley Coleman, b. 

Oct. 29, 1845. 2. Emily Frances Coleman, b. Sept. 30, 1847. 

3. Elizabeth Coleman, b. Oct. 16, 1849. 4. Eva Coleman, b. 

Sept. 17, 1852. 5. Eliza Coleman, b. Sept. 15, 1853. 6. 

Nellie Coleman, b. Feb. 7, 1857. 7. James Munroe Colemian, 

b. March 11, 1861. 

In the same paragraph, in the list of Sartwell children, read 
Ivalieu not "Ivahen." 


CyrviS. On pape 237, ninth line, read Kankakee, not Kankapee. 


Erastvis Nathaniel. On page 239, under v. Sarah Cutler, 
insert the death of Charles Frederic Turner, Feb. 5, 1908, in 
Buffalo, N. Y. 


Myron. Page 265. The eighth child should be Burnham 
Munroe, not "Burnham Myron." 


Henry. Page 267. Revised after second line. Died April 22, 
1862, of consumption. 


He married in Willoughby ( ?) , Ohio, August 26, 1849, Hannah 
Wirt, born in Willoughby, about 1827,"died there (?) June 1, 

1874, daughter of William and (Brown) Wirt and sister to 

Jane Wirt, who married Charles Holmes (313). 

Mr. Holmes probably went into Ohio about 1840, with his brother 
William (309). He left Ohio in 1853, and settled in Waupun, 

Children : 

I. Henry Wirt, b. iu Willoughby, 0., Sept. 6, 1852, and died 

in Victor, Montana, June 30, 1903, of consumption. 

He married in Osborne, Kansas, April 2, 1882, Araminda 
Elizabeth Schweitzer, born in Bethlehem, Pa., Jan. 22, 
1866, daughter of Jacob and Sarah Anna (Buss) Schweitzer. 

Mr. Holmes when a babe left Ohio with his parents, who 
settled in Waupun, Wise, but in 1863 I'eturued to Ohio. In 
1878 he went to Kansas and established a machine shoj? which 
he managed successfully until 1901. At that time his health 
gave out, and he tried Colorado and New Mexico without re- 
lief, finally settling in Victor, Montana, in a higher and cooler 
atmosphere. Children, all born iu Osborne, Kansas: 1. Ella 
3Iai/ Jlolmes, h. June 28, 1883. 2, Grace Rose Holmes, h. July 
10, 1885. 3. Henry Harrison Holmes, b. May 3, 1888. 4. 
Esia Rebecca Holmes, b. Nov. 3, 1894. 

II. Albert Byron, b. in Waupun, Wise, Mar. 5, 1855, d. in 

Osborne, Kansas, of consumption, May 10, 1895 ; single. 


. Charles. Page 268. Revised after the first paragraph. 

He married in Willoughby, Ohio, about 1854, Jane Wirt, 
born there, Dec. 1, 1831, and died at Grand River, Ohio, July 3, 

1897, of a heart complaint, daughter of William and 

(Brown) Wirt, and sister to the wife of Henry Holmes (310). 

Children : 

I. Wendell Charles, a carpenter, b. in Waupun, Wis., Aug. 

25, 1859, now (1908) living at Grand River, Ohio. 

He married in Willoughby, Ohio, in March, 1897, Libby 
Knight, b. in Grindstone City, Mich., June 29, 1878, daugh- 
ter of John and Eliza (Wade) Knight. No children. 

II. Frank Brown, b. in Waupun, Wise, March 27, 1862. Single. 

III. Lewis Wilson, b. in Oronoco, Minn., July 23, 1864; d. in 

Willoughby, O., June 11, 1881. 

IV. Hattie Carroll, b. in Jackson, Minn., April 1, 1867; m. in 

Pains ville, O., May 8, 1888, E. R. Hayes. One oh., Ruth 

V. Henry Harley, b. in Windom, Minn., May 4, 1871. Single.. 


Charles Spofford. On page 277 insert the death of his widow. 
She died in Worcester, in August, 1906, buried in Rockland. 



Orris. Page 279. Read Shunian in place of Sherman. 


Warren. Page 287. Since the sketch of Warren Holmes was 
printed, the writer has visited Oldtown, Me., and after diligent in- 
quiry found nothing to indicate that Elijah Holmes or Elijah Wil- 
liams ever lived there, but his brother Albert, under date of March 
7, 1908, writes that he learns that Elijah is a clergyman in the 


Albert ISratliaiiiel. Page 306. His son, Frederick Por- 
ter, died in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 27, 1907. 


Erastus Willis. Page 307. His daughter, Mary Ethel, died 
at Oil City, Pa., Dec. 20, 1907. 


Marcellus Griffin. Page 324. The line relating to the 
children should read, " Children, the two youngest born in Brainerd, 


William Thomas. Page 330. Twelfth line of the sketch, 
the last word should be owned, not " opened." 

David. Page 346. The recorder's name was Rawson, not 


American Independacery, 119 
Auchmuty's M'fg. Co. scheme, 21 

Bass viol played in church by one man 

for 47 years, 166 
Best oarsman in America, 301 
Bible, read through twenty-two times, 

Blind man a judge of cattle (Dugar), 

Blue Hill tavern, 121 
Boer army, enlisted in the (Harry L. 

Holmes), 302 
Born when his father was 81 yrs. old 

(John D. Holmes), 100 
Bradford, Gamaliel, suit against, by 

Samuel Holmes, 154 
Brewery out-put, 197 
Bursting of cannon at Castle Island, 

19 - 

Cannon, the first one cast for the 
Kevolution, 122 

Capt. Roger Clap; location of his 
grave, 4 

Castle Island, 17 

Chained 25 yrs. (Kilbourn), 40 

Chimes of North Church (foot note), 

Chimney, first brick, in Sharon, 127 

Clocks, first man to sell in Connec- 
ticut, 116 

Collection of jades; the largest in 
the world, 31 

Converted in the road, 106 

Corn, a legal tender, 82 

Crape for a month, 75 

Dartmoor Prison, 202 

Death on horseback (foot note), 123 

Died by the way of the smallpox 

(foot note), 42 
Died while petting a cat, 205 
" Dirty Marsh," 14 
Discovery of more knowledge, 11, 2d 

Discovery of soap stone (foot note), 


Distilleries in Boston (foot note), 29 

Division of property, a strict, 96 

Dividing an estate, sample of the old 
way of, 53 

Dorchester North Burying Ground, 
oldest inscriptions in the country, 

Dropped out of sight, 245 

Drowning accident in Rockland Har- 
bor, 277 

Dying time in Dorchester, 42 

Epitaph, an odd (foot note), 46 
Epitaph, an old style, 63 

Family, a large, 44 

Farm in one family for two hundred 

years, 262 
Farm in one family for two hundred 

and fifty years (foot note), 152 
Fast Day, a strict observance of, 84 
Fifty years a pastor, 282 
First barrel of flour in Francestown, 

Francestown, N. H., origin of its 

name (foot note), 75 
Funeral expenses of Nathaniel 

Holmes, 19 
Funerals, expensive, prohibited, 27 
Funeral procession on the ice, 49 

Grant and Goodwill, firm of, 28 

Hero's death (Frank E. Holmes), 

Home in the primeval, 102 

Jades, the largest collection of, in the 
world, 31 

Killed as clock struck twelve, 128 

Killed in a flume, 204 

King "William's War, note on, 347 

Land Bank scheme, 34 
Lightning, narrow escape from, 84 
Liquor licenses to widows, 15 
" Lord Christ " deed, 67 



Lord Mayor of London ; a descendant 
of (Mrs. M. F. (Franklin) 
Holmes), 338 

Loss of house by wife not signing 
deed, 5 

Mariposa big trees, who discovered, 

Marshall's diary, extract from, 19 
Meeting to establish a government, 8 
Mirror, an accommodating, 49 
Moved his family 100 miles in an ox- 
cart, 131 
Nazing, England, description of, 1 

Odd inventoi-y, 20 

" Old Mathematicus " (foot note), 156 

Old Style of reckoning time (foot 

note), 344 
Onion family, origin of name (foot 

note), 48 

Pastor for fifty years, 282 

Petition for better service at the 

Castle, 18 
Petition of Ichabod Holmes, 21 
Property, a strict division of, 96 
Pulpit Rock, 150 

Rebels disguised in U. S. uniforms, 

Second steamboat on the Hudson, 100 
Sharon in the revolution (foot note), 

Shaved, only once in his life, 130 
Shipwreck of " the Living Age," 244 

Shipwreck of the " Mary Baker," 159 

Shoe-leather, wife -not accountable, 

Sick soldiers go home for treatment, 

Silver tank made by the father of Paul 
Revere, 28 

Small estate for inventory, 43 

South Richland, N. Y., pioneer, 102 

" Speretus Liquers " license, 76 

Stoned in the street, 235 

" Stooping Deacon," 58 

Stoughton's, Gov. farm, 26 

Stoughtonham's (now Sharon) dis- 
trict in the Revolution (foot 
note), 44 

Tavern, Blue Hill (foot note), 121 

Toll-house cut oft' by a freshet, 135 

Tree planted in 1780, 144 

" Twains," 142 

Twelfth Ward Hotel, 148 

Undaunted midwife, 350 

Vessels built in Boston, shipped in 
pieces to California (foot note), 

"Walking on the water, boast of, 85 
Warning law (foot note), 5 
Widow allowed her own apparel, 93 
Woman won horse back race (foot 

note), 84 
Woodstock deed, 22 


Sometimes a name appears ou the page several times, although indexed 
but once. 

When a person is indexed as single, it means in accordance to the record 
in this work ; for there may have been marriages imknown to the writer. 

Women indexed under their married names, have their maiden names in 

Where a person is numbered he will be indexed but once, and then on 
the page giving his full description. His ancestry can be traced by the 
numbers at the left hand margin of the page. 


Daniel W., 323 
Frances A., 323 
Mary A. (Prime), 323 
Mr,, 94 
Phebe, 352 


Allen B.. 192 

Elizabeth F. (Taylor), 192 

Gertrude L., 192 

Lizzie B. (Cottrell), 192 

Mary A., 289 


Adelaide E. (Crockett), 201 

Catherine, 203 

John E., 201 

Lucretia, 204 

Lucy, 124 

Margaret (Ulmer), 203 

Abby M., 178 

Abram, 88 
Capt., 124 

Carlotta (Taylor), 204 
Clara L., 237 
Cyrus, 229 
Davenport, 118 
Elbridge H., 230 

Adams (cont'd). 
Elizabeth, 100, 137 
Elizabeth (Taney). 118 
Elvira (Barrett) Holmes, 

Hannah, 113 
Lucretia (Eichorn), 204 
Marcus, 204 
Marv. 60 

Melinda E. (Holmes), 204 
Moses, 131 
Nancv, 176 
Olive 'C, 209 
Persis, 108 
Phebe, 188 
Rebecca, 22 
Samuel, 204 
Sophronia, 323 
Statira, 118 
WilHam G., 204 


George, 223 
Laurain, 223 
Mercy (Dodge), 223 


Edwin H., 171 

Frances V., 171 

Harris E., 171 

John P., 171 

Jklary J. R. (Piatt), 171 

Sarah M., 171 

Susan, 140 

Joanna, 351 


Dianna, 107 


Matturin, 351 

AbigaU (Waters), 243 
Benjamin, 247 
Clara, 243 

Hannah (Sewall), 247 
Harriet H., 247 
Robert, 243 
Susanna, 43 

Amory, 161 
Betsey (Arnold), 145 
Charlotte (Holmes), 81 
Elizabeth B.(Heywood), 184 
Emma A., 284 
Experience (Stearns), 131, 

George, 131, 219 
George E., 161 
Lewis, 81 
Harriet E., 184 
Ira E., 161 
James B., 284 
Jeremiah, 52 
Jessie A. (Cady),161 
Joseph, 13 



Allen (cont'd). 
Joseph C, 185 
Lucy T. (Champion), 185 
Mary, 160 
Mary C, 185 
Melville L., 284 
Nathaniel, 145 
Obadiah, 284 
Rachel, 131, 145 
Rebecca, 219, 223, 293 
Richard O., 284 
Robert, 81 
Roger H., 284 
Sidney, 184 

Sophia A. (Leighton) , 284 
Veda R., 161 
Walter M., 284 
Widow, 41 


Calista E., 303 

Edgar H., 303 

James H., 303 

Paul E., 303 

Sarah F. (Roberts), 303 

Wendell W. I., 303 

Albert, 278 
George A., 278 
John, 198 

Helen L. (Holmes), 278 
Margaret U. (Verrill), 278 
Marietta, 217 


Sarah, 267 

Alice E. (Early), 236 
Florence H., 236 
Hannah (Dillon), 236 
Henry, 236 
John C, 236 

Jennie, 241 


Major, 137 

Burton W., 259 
Loietta (Holmes), Pease, 


Catherine (Cashnae), 296 
Nathan, 296 
Sarah E., 296 


Abby E. (Holmes), 181 
Charles F., 181 
Harriet (Asp in wall), 181 
Helen T., 181 
Sidney S.. 181 
Stewart H., 181 
Walter T., 181 


Jennie, 332 

John W., 332 

Mary A. (Briggs), 332 

Polly, 228 


Lizzie, 213 


Adeline (Thursby), 127 
Amos, 196 

Ann M. (Holmes), 195 
James K., 196 
Margaret A., 196 
Margaret (Fletcher), 196 
Mary (Wyman), 196 


May M., 220 


Betsey, 145 

Eveline (Merchant), 233 

James, 233 

Jane, 306 

Julia, 141 

John, 8 

Lydia (Sweetland), 143 

Mary, 29 

Mary E., 233 

Nancv, 143 

Samuel H., 201 

Sarah (Crockett), 201 

Harriet, 181 


Alice L. (Holmes), 285 

Anna L. P., 286 

Frances L. (Holmes), 285 

Georgia L., 285 

Gilbert H., 285 

Mary, 127 

Mary (Reins), 284 

Onslow, 285 

Uriah, 122 

William, 284 

Maria, 271 


Abigail, 212 
Clara J., 212 
Luther, 212 
Lydia, 212 
Herbert H., 212 

Elizabeth (Taunt), 45 
William, 45 

Frederic, 63 


Maria A., 239 

Mary, 84 


Amelia A. (Francis), 145 
Annie M., 145 
Peter, 145 

Celia A., 183 
Louise, 179 


Eliza, 100 

Elizabeth (Adams), 100 

Jonathan, 100 

Polly M. (Dewey), 61 

Samuel, 62 


Olive, 62 


Abigail (Holmes), 354 
Joseph, 354 
Leonard, 354 
Marietta, 255 
Mary, 114 
Susan, 122 

(Tanner), 255 

William, 255 


Cornelia E. (Holmes), 104 

Cornelia H., 104 

Helen M., 104 

Mary L., 105 

Olivia A. (Root), 104 

Samuel, 104 




Elizabeth (Billings), 58 
Ezra, 58 

Hannah (Belcher), 58 
Stephen, 58 
Stephen, Deac, 58 
"William, 58 

Thomas, 55 

Harriet, 297 


Cora v., 104 

E. Headley, 104 

Elizabeth, 42 

Hannah, 91 

Hannah M. (Cassidey, 104 

Henry, 91 

Jemima, 57 

Roxy, 132 

Submit, 91 


Abby W., 147 

Abigail, 87 

Anna (Gushing), 129 

Anne, 255 _ 

Annie H., 119 

Benjamin, 133 

Benjamin F., 134 

Bradford, 275 

Catherine, 155 

Charles E., 134 

Clarissa (Jones), 275 

Cynthia (Onion), 49 

David, 119 

David A., 119 

Dena (Holmes), 119 

Eugene F., 217 

Eugene S., 217 

Fanny M., 133 

Grace J., 134 

Harriet M. (Clark), 134 

Isabella (White), 134 

Jesse (McCrae), 255 

Joseph, 119 

Luella M. (Holmes), 217 

Maria, 134 

Marietta (Ames), 217 

Martha A. (Hale), 142 

Monica (Gay), 119 

Nancy, 129 

Ozial, 217 

Sallv (Holmes), 133 

Sarah, 118 

Sarah F., 275 

Snow, 129 

Thankful, 223 

Baker (cont'd). 

Timothy, 49 
Warren G., 142 
Zolva, 133 


Elizabeth, 42 
Elizabeth (Epps), 141 
Elizabeth (Stiles), 141 
Hannah (Holt), 141 
Israel, 79 
Joanna, 47 
Mary A., 141 
Mary (Sumner), 42 
Mason, 141 
Mason H., 141 
Sabrina (Holmes), 141 
Thomas, 42 


Ann M., 104 
Sarah, 41 


Emma J., 261 


Betsey, 117 

Frank, 210 

James, 36 

Marv, 137 

Sallj-, 36 

Zibiah (Williams), 36 

Jane, 325 


Caroline A., 336 


Abigail (Holmes), 24 
David, 24 
Harvey. 24 
Sarah (Waldo), 24 


Ann M., 152 

Ann M. (Scott), 152 

Edward (foot note), 152 

Effiie M., 152 

Elijah K., 162 

Esther (Stackhouse), 152 

Harriet, lo2 

Harriet E., 152 

Harriet (Holmes), 151 

Hem an K., 152 

Lewis, 151 

Lewis H., 162 

Bangs (cont'd). 

Mary A., 152 
Stephen S., 152 
Susan F., 152 


Carl B., 336 
Clarence L., 336 
Dorothv M., 336 
Frank B., 336 
Kittie C, 336 
Peter B., 336 
Vera B., 336 


Katherine M., 33 
Mr., 68 


Priscilla, 105 


Addison, 69 

Mary (Bullard), 69 


Joseph, 95 

Lucretia H. (Pope), 95 

Miriam, 228 


Chloe, 278 
Mr., 122 
Sarah, 145 

John, 348 


Elizabeth, 352 

Elvira, 229 

Jabez, 229 

Martha (Kittredge), 229 

Sarah, 41 


Harriet M. (Cowdery), 191 
John J., 191 


Emma T. (Holmes), 351 
Margaret A.. 239 
Spaulding, 351 


Elizabeth M., 224 

George E., 224 

Lillie M. (Murphy), 224 




Annie, 56 

Charles A., 239 

Eben K, 138 

Elizabeth B. (Holmes), 138 

Ella M. (Holmes), 239 

Ellen F., 122 

Eva A., 138 

George, 239 

Harriet E., 175 

Jonas, 239 

Lavira A., 138 

Lydia, 40 

Marcus, 175 

Maria A. (Avery), 239 

Maria (Brockaway), 175 

Mary (Burnett), 239 

Mary E., 239 

Melvina (Hudson), 138 

Olivia A., 1 38 

Orison A., 138 

Sadie H., 239 


Burton D., 189 

Dorman J., 189 

Jay, 189 

Maryette (Crowell), 189 

Millie W., 189 

Minnie L., 189 

Nellie B. (Kneen), 189 

Teresa A., 189 

Baskin and Basquin. 

Helen, 271 
Mary, 288 

Alsaida M. (Philips), 182 
Edward W., 182 
Eleanor L., 182 
Henry D., 182 
Lucian N., 182 
Marion H., 182 
Marion S. (Holmes), 182 
Robert W., 182 

Eliza E. (Williams), 281 
Henry C, 207 
Kate E., 324 
Leonard A., 324 
Lovicia (Daniels), 324 
Mary A. (Holmes) Rogers, 

Margaret, 105 


Jane, 5 

Silas D., 93 

Susan A. (Holbrook), 


Charles H., 189 
Minnie L. (Bascomb), 


Charlotte (Smith), 57 
Hannah (Porter), 67 
Jonathan, 57 


Nicholas, 13 

Allen R., 178 
Amy B. (Carpenter), 1 
Mary E., 178 

George H. B., 155 
Grace H., 155 
Henrietta L., 155 
Jedediah, 156 
Mira (Holmes), 155 
Phebe, 156 
Phebe W., 156 


Arlminio D., 249 
Arthur W., 249 
Bradford H., 249 
Charles H., 249 

Christina ( ), 249 

Darius K., 249 
Edwin M., 249 
Eugene F., 249 
Florence M., 249 
Frederic G., 249 
George H., 249 
Howard G. H., 249 
James A. D., 249 
Josephine (Hamel), 249 
Laura (Lewis), 249 
Luther W,, 249 
Mabel O., 249 
Marie A. (Corey), 249 
Mary A., 249 
Nathan F., 249 
Sarah (Stanton), 249 
Zilpha I., 249 


Isabella A. (Holmes), 188 
Cortland E., 188 
93 Marenda, 265 



Elizabeth, 87 

Henry Ward, 103 


Jenette, 321 

Be EM AN. 

Mark, 177 


Josiah, 79 


..Q Edna, 343 

/ o 


Bertha (Bryant), 319 
Jacob, 319 
RoseE., 319 


Clifford, 70 

Cynthia (Holmes), 223 

Edward, 68 

Evelyn B. (Leigh ton), 260, 

Fanny, 223 
George, 346 
Hannah, 68 
Helen A., 250 
Hiram E., 250 
James L., 250 
Jeremiah, 58 
Jonathan, 89 
Joseph, 223 

Luella A. (Holmes), 260 
Maria A., 314 
Mary E. (Capen), 250 
Mary (Hay ward), 6S 
Nathaniel, 223 
Nettie M., 250 
Philip W., 223 
Rebecca L., 314 
Sardis, 250, 314 
Susanna, 70 
Thankful (Baker), 223 


Catherine, 259 

Jacob, 259 

Margaret (Trupe), 269 



Alice S. (Hdlkins), 169 
Philip M. F., 1^ 
Ruth D., 159 
William II. M., 159 

Betsey, 148 

Grace, 347 


Clark A., 168 
Helen (Fairchild), 168 
Nathan, 67 
William R., 168 


Augusta (Smith), 320 

Calista, 235 

Charles, 205 

Clark, 235 

Julia A., 320 

Lilian R. (Wrightington), 

Mary E. (Smith;, 235 
Menitt, 320_ 
Sarah, 277 


Ellen F., 286 

Ira C, 286 

Sally M. (Shaw), 286 


Alice M., 155 
Effie A., 155 
Emma J., 155 
Flora L., 155 
Lilla M.. 155 
Nellie M., 155 
Rosella (Thayer), 155 
William E., 155 

Elizabeth A., 289 
Margaret, 289 
Nelson, 289 
Rachel, 213 
Rachel (Munroe), 213 
Whalen, 213 


Antonio M., 216 
Nancy (Kennedy), 216 
Wilhemina J., 216 


Annie, 113 


Chloe (Hooker), 161 
Daniel, 161 
Mary H., 161 


A., 118 

Levi, 132 

Mary P. (Thompson), 132 

Asa, 121 
Elizabeth, 58 
George, 85 

Hannah (Hodges), 85 
Harriet, 169 
Henry, 124 
Jesse, 169 
Jerusha, 93 
John, 121 
Jonathan, 125 
Lucy, 125 

Lucy (Loring), 125 
Rebecca (Gay), 85 
Rhoda, 77 
Roger, 77 
Ruth, 46 
Sally, 121 
Sarah (Spear), 121 
Susan, 77 
Thomas, 85 
Unity (Shepard), 121 
Vashti, 121 

Sarah E,, 175 


Blanche I., 266 

Georgia A. (Holmes), 266 

Harrison D., 266 


Rana, 194 


Abner, 97 
Alonzo v., 97 
Ann H. (Morse), 97 
Damaris, 55 
Henry M., 97 
Jedediah M., 97 
Joanna, 56 
Leander T., 97 
Lemuel, 35 
Lucy, 88 
Minnietta M., 97 
Sally, 274 

Bird (cont'd). 
Sarah A., 97 
Sarah (Bucknam), 35 


Benjamin, 56, 167 
Milly (Vose), 56, 167 
Nancy H., 195 
Reua, 167 


Abigail (Tufts), 31 
Eleanor B. (Gay), 87 
Elizabeth, 31 
Helen R., 31 
Henry F., 87 
John," 31, 350, 355 
Lydia, 31 

Lydia (Holmes), 31 
Mary S. (Farrar), 31 
Nathaniel H., 31 
Phebe, 117 
Rebecca, 31 
Sherman B., 63 
Sibyl (Holmes), 350 
Temperance, 351 
AVilliam, 31 


Harriet, 76 
Horace W., 92 
Jerusha H. (May), 92 
Levi, 76 
Lucy (May), 92 
Mary A. (Lobato), 76 
Newell S., 92 
Oliver, 76 
Paul, 76 
Paul H., 76 
Phebe, 76 
Rebecca, 76 
Rpsanna, 77 
Thomas, 76 


Charlotte, 50 
Chloe (Holmes), 50 
Ellis, 50 
Lemuel, 50 
Othniel, 50 
Susan G., 50 


Rebecca, 28 

Hannah, 206 


Melissa, 216 




George, 136 
George B., 136 
LaPearl (Garlock), 136 
Rosanna A. (Seeber), 136 
Seeber, 136 


Benjamin, 157 
George P., 157 
Julia F. (Holmes), 157 
Martha, 15'7 

Lavinia, 134 


Betsey, 127 

Eva M., 298 

George W., 298 

Jonathan, 127 

Reuiua, 127 

Sarah M. (Russell), 298 


Henry, 270 
Mary E., 279 
Sally (Lucas), 270 


Harriet, 134 


Mary A., 310 
Sarah, 150 

Sally, 193 


Sally, 219 


Abigail (North), 195 
Ann M. (Powell) Holmes, 

Charles A., 246 
Clifford H., 195 
Grace F., 195 
Kate B. (Holmes), 195 
William, 195 
William F., 195 


Annie V. (Stickney), 254 
Frieda S., 254 
Otis B,, 254 


Frank C, 338 
Lilian (Botner), 338 
Marie, 338 


Charlotte, 234 


lona L, 271 


Mrs. Rachel, 118 

Abby, 180 


Lilian, 338 


Anna W. (Holmes), 228 
Clara L. (Pratt), 228 
Edith L. (Sawyer), 228 
Edward C, 228 
Harrison G., 228 
Jacob F., 228 
Thomas, 228 


Anthony W., 314 

Caroline P., 314 

Helen N. (Lindsay), 314 


Mary W. (Jackman), 139 
Mr., 139 


Jane, 153 


Smith E., 166 

Archie E., 154 
Bertha (Means), 154 
Charles H., 154 
George O., 154 
Harry G., 174 
Henry V , 154 
Lucy A. (Thayer), 154 
May, 174 
Mr., 104, 174 
Norman R., 155 
Sarah (Hohnes), 174 

James H., 224 

Addison, 195 
Clara L., 326 
Deborah, 47 
Frances A., 122 
Jacob, 122 
Martha, 326 
Susan A., 198 
Thomas, 326 
WiUard C, 198 

J. W., 219 


Eleanor, 224 

Eugene, 224 

Eugene W., 224 

George, 224 

Lucy. 224 

Lucy M. (Murphy), 224 

Selina, 174 


Asahel, Capt., 173 
Ellen H., 173 
Henry L., 173 
Kate (Curtis), 173 
Marv v., 173 
Pamelia A., 173 
Seward H., 173 


Rebecca G., 248 
Samuel, 35 
Sarah C, 313 
Sophronia, 291, 334 

Jeannette A., 289 


Anna W., 137 

Betsey, 77 

Betty (Greenwood), 16 

Charles F., 77 

Dorothy (Bradstreet), I4l 

Elizabeth (Young), 77 

Fanny B. (Dane), 77 

Frederic, 77 

GQes, 77 

Hafford E., 77 

Hannah (Eaton), 77, 137 

Hannah M., 77 

Henry A., 77 

J.- Alice (Cross), 77 



Bradford (cont'd). 

James W., 77, 

Laurilla H., 77 

Louisa A., 77 

Louisa (Fisher), 77 

Mary (Hazeltine), 141 

Moses, 141 

Moses E., 77, 137 

Moses H., 77 

Oliver, 77 

Rebecca J. (Truesdale) , 77 

Robert, 77, 137 

Samuel, 141 

Sarah F. (Holmes), 141 

Sarah H., 77 

Sarah S. A., 141 

Solomon, 16 

William, Hon., 141 


Mary, 105 
Warren, 190 

Mary E., 189 

Dorothy, 141 


Candace, 171 
Chauncey, 172 
Clarissa (Gillette), 172 
Henrietta, 172 


John, 16 

Katherine (Clark), 16 


Catherine H., 272 
Esther (Onderdonk), 272 
Genevieve, 272 
Gertrude B,, 272 
Grover, 272 
John, 272 
John W., 272 
Marion H., 272 

Eliza, 113 
Jarius, 64 


Martha, 242 
Mary H., 242 
Samuel H., 242 


Elder, 94 
Jonathan, 37 
Mary (Partridge), 37 
Sarah, 37 


Elizabeth, 301 


Hannah, 33 

Albert W., 295 
Ann, 244 

Ann J. (Presbery), 233 
Arthur A., 295 
Flora G. (Holmes), 295 
Frances, 233 
Hannah (Wood), 308 
Mary A., 332 
Mary J., 308 
Rose (Cagwin), 295 
Shepard P., 233 
Susanna, 28 
Thomas, 308 


Charles, 240 
Emily, 179 
Fanny E., 165 
Fidelia, 240 
Georgianna, 240 
Joel, 165 

Almira A., 290 
Joshua, 238 
Lucy J., 238 
Nancy (Field), 238 

Brock WAY and Brock- 


Clarissa, 272 
Jason F., 272 
Maria, 272 


Abigail (Baker), 87 
Elizabeth, 87 
Elizabeth (Holmes), 87 
Emily A. (Fay), 87 
Fisher, 87 
John, 87 
John B„ 87 
John, Jr., 87 
Mary A. L., 87 
Rebecca, 87 


Colonel, 72, 131 
Elizabeth, 47 


Abigail, 107 

Albra, 72 

Alfred L., 342 

Alonzo, 208 

Ann M. (Holmes), 130 

Anna M., 135, 136 

Antoinette R., 255 

Benjamin F., 73, 135 

Benjamin H., 240 

Carlotta, 205 

Catherine M. (Kemp), 135 

Cordelia E. (Holmes), 240 

Delos H.. 135 

Edward E., 130 " 

Edward R., 135 

Eleanor* B., 240 

Electa, 73 

,Ellen S., 130 

Esther (Randall), 255 

Fannie, 119 

Fanny B., 136 

Fanny B. (Holmes), 135 

Fannie (Collins), 136 

Francis, 61 

Frank B., 240 

George W.. 135 

Gertrude B., 135 

Helen (Barnard), 72 

Henrietta, 193 

Henry A., 130 

Henry W., 73 

Issachar, 73 

James S., 100 --" 

Dr. Joel. 72 

Joel H., 73 

John, 43, 67, 117 

Joseph A., 130 

licna F., 262 

Louisa B. (Russell), 135 

Louisa (Weston), 136 

Lucy (Gere), 73 

Lulu E. (Mann), 130 

Luther S., 135 

Mabel F. (Skinner), 240 

Marcia A. (Dewey), 61 

Marianna (Whipple), 262 

Marietta G. (Rankin), 135 

Marion E., 130 

Martha H. (Flagg), 342 

Mary A. (McGlashen), 117 

Mary F., 136 

Mary M. (Secber), 135 

Mattie W. (Richards), 130 

Minerva M., 342 

Nancy H., 73 

Paulina (Holmes), 100 

Peter, 135, 136 



Brown (cont'd). 

Phebe A. (Lawry), 208 
Phebe (Meader),'73 
Ralph D., 130 
Pv,avmond S., 240 
Rebecca, 333 
Rosanna, 267 
Sarah A., 135 
Sarah E., 73, 130 
Sarah (Hickev), 72 
Stephen, 72, 73 
Susan H., 73 
Theodosia H., 146 
Thomas. 130 
Tryphena (Ordway), 72 
Viiial (Wheateley), 73 
William, 130, 255 
William D., 130 
William E., 262 
William H. H., 136 
W. R., 202 
, 358 


Sarah, 204 


Abby W. (Baker), 147 

Almira B., 330 

Arthur, 147 

Asenath, 147 

Brainerd, 147 

Brainerd T., 147 

Christina (Cole), 147 

Cynthia (Gordon), 147 

Edith, 147 

Edward, 147 

Ella, 147 

Emma E., 147 

James, 147 

Jane, 147 

Lillian, 147 

Lucretia (Slocum), 147 

John, 147 

Martha D. (Norton), 147 

Mary A., 147 

Mary ( ), 147 

Mary J., 263 
Rebecca C, 147 
Samuel, 147 
Sarah (Shaw), 147 


Mr., 225 


Bertha, 319 
Harry K., 265 
Marenda (Holmes), 265 


Helen (Pooler), 319 
John L., 319 
Wilbur E., 319 


Ellen J., 186 

Mary J. (Philips), 107 

William A., 107 

Amy, 80 

Anna, 35 
Lucy, 35 
Margaret, 35 
Margaret (Fiske), 35, 58 
Mary, 35, 58 
Nathan, Dr., 35, 54, 58 
Nathan, Rev., 35, 58 
Sarah, 35, 54 
Sarah (Holmes), 35 

Dorcas, 162 
Enos, 160 
Freedom L., 160 
Polly (Peters), 160 


Prudence, 190 


Bathshua (Holmes), 351 
E. Holmes, 344 
Hezekiah, 351 


Benjamin, 26, 69, 74 

Betsey. 69 

Enoch, 69 

Hannah, 69 

Hannah (Holmes), 69, 74 

Joanna (Lewis), 81 

Joseph, 69 

Judith (Lewis), 69 

Lucy, 69 

Maria (Leonard, 69 

Martha (Pidge), 26 

Mary, 26, 69, 81 

Mary (Dixon), 69 

Nancv, 69 

Sally," 69 

Seth, 82 

William, 26, 79 

William, Capt., 42 

Zipporah, 207 


Charles A., 310 
Hannah, 188 
Lillian S., 310 
Mabel L., 310 


Lulu, 147 


Arthur C. 283 

Charles E., 283 

Clara E. (Burleigh), 283 

Elton L., 283 

Ernest L., 283 

Frances A. (Holmes), 283 

Letia, 280 

Lydia M. (Preble), 283 

Moses S., 283 

Nellie F., 283 

Sarah C. (Green), 283 

Thomas, 283 

Valentine, 280 


Ellen v., 320 

George D., 320 

Jane E. (Bushby), 320 

Amasa, 132 
Desire, 294 
Lucy (Thompson), 132 


Juliette, 256 


Margaret, 218 


Clara E., 283 


Sarah (Gardner), 66 


Mary, 239 


Clara M. (Lawson), 161 
Edwin, 161 
Hannah (French), 94 
Story, 94 


Margaret, 217 




Celia A. (Babbitt), 183 
Eliza A.. 183 ' 
Ephraim, 183 

Jacob, 29 

Catherine H. (Mason), 327 
Lulu E.. 327 
Robert C, 327 

Ann E. (Landin), 260 
Charity (Dodge), 229 
Charity M., 229 
Jacob S., 229 
John ^y., 260 
Mary, 260 

Jane £., 320 


Anna, 358 

Olive, 91 

Dora B. (Holmes), 244 
Ebenezer W., 118 
Gideon, 98 
Mary, 98 
Reuben C, 244 
Sally (Wells), 98 


Nancy, 158 


Anna (Holmes), 37 

David, 37 

Zilpha (Holmes), 37 


Caroline. 164 
Horatio G., 164 
Nancy (Whitney), 164 


Ansel, 243 
JesBe A., 161 
Martin H., 243 
Marv L. (Holmes), 243 
Sarah (Way), 243 

Cadt (cont'd). 
Walter C, 243 
Walter H., 243 

Rose, 295 


Roswell, 60 

Eliza R. (Holmes), 90 
Henry, 90 
Rebecca, 227 


Annie, 225 

Arthur L., 190 

Calvert, 225 

Edwin H., 190 

Emerson, 225 

Everton, 225 

Francis, 225 

James F., 190 

Jane (Holmes), 225 

Mary, 225 

Mary E, (Holmes), 190 

Rowena, 225 

Sarah, 225 

Warren, 225 

William, 225 


Eugenia, 134 

Ezra, 252 

George W., 252 

Mary (Nutter), 252 

Mary (Roebotham), 252 

Paul R., 252 

Susan M. (Holmes), 252 


Abby M., 274 

Alvera (White), 250 

Asa, 274 

Azubah (Gay), 46 

Benjamin, 46 

Bernard W., 156 

Bertha F.. 156 

Eliza A. (Thayer), 166 

Elizabeth, 35 

Elizabeth (Holmes), 35 

Jane E. (Holmes), 156 

John, 250 

Josiah, 35 

Mary (Dickerman), 274 

Mary E., 250 

Rodney B, 156 

Samuel, 35, 156 


Mary, 337 


Betsey, 169 

B. W., 200 

Sarah J., 263 


Alonzo, 257 

Amy, 178 

Bertha A. (Holmes), 257 

Dorothy M., 257 

Elisha, 16 

Ernest C, 257 

Esther (Greenwood), 16 

Eva F., 143 

Harriet (Holmes), 226 

James, 226 

Maurice M., 257 

Patience, 63 

Richard H.. 257 

Russell R., 257 


Adelbert E., 163 
Cora E., 163 
Henry O., 163 
Jennie (Seaver), 163 
Laura M., 163 
Marion B., 163 


Clarissa A., 187 
Emily Loomis, 187 
Emma B., 228 
Ozen, 187 

Amos, 56 
Ann P., 269 
Edith (Kenney), 269 
Hercules, 269 
Margery, 54 
, 269 


Ellen O. (Ingraham), 342 
Jennie L., 342 
Marcus H., 342 

Albert L., 236 
Albert W., 236 



Carter (cont'd). 
Alice E. (Early) Amm,236 
Ann E. (Holmes), 103 
Caroline (Talley), 236 
Ebenezer, 37 
Emma L., 308 
Isaac, 236 
Jeannette F., 278 
John S., 103 
Kennedy D.. 236 
Lydia (Holmes), 37 
Mr., 103 

Sarah E. (Crowson), 308 
Shepard F., 308 

Ann, 329 


Fred. L., 278 

Herbert H., 175 
Pattie M., 259 

Catharine, 296 


Maria, 104 

Annn, 212 
Catherine, 212 
David, 212 


Caroline L. (Holmes) Haz- 

eltine, 207 
John Q. A.. 207 

Lizzie, 226 


John, Jr., 36 

Sarah, 36 

Sarah (Johnson), 36 


Thomas L., 330 

Vesta E. (Holmes). 330 


Alta B., 193 
A. P., 147 
John, 72 
Mary, 72 


Lucy T., 185 


Isaac W., 66 
Sophronia (Gardner) , 66 

Abigail (Holmes), 62 
Alfred D., 252 
Alma jST., 86 
Daniel, 165 

Edith M. (Holmes), 252 
Elizabeth S.. 63 
Emily S., 63 
EA-erett, 230 
Frances M., 165 
Harriet (Gilbert), 252 
Horace, 77 
Joseph, 62, 63 
Louisa A. (Bradford), 77 
Olive (Backus), 62 
Stephen, 62 
Walter H , 252 


Alice (Stearns), 166 
Clarissa (Holmes), 166 
Frances H., 166 
Louisa L., 196 
Mary, 292 
Moses C, 166 
Sarah, 39 


Mary, 26 


Lydia, 183 


Aaron, 295 

Abby, 297 

Albert L., 295 

Alfred E., 249 

Alice T. (Holmes), 249 

A. M., 249 

Clarence E., 249 

CoraE. (Holmes), 256 

Eunice, 295 

Frank, 256 

Jesse E., 249 

Mabel, 295 

Philip, 204 

Buth, 205 

Sarah A., 204 

Sarah (Brownell), 204 

Sarah J. (Green), 249 


Azubah, 138 

Almira, 165 
Caroline, 165 


Amos, 72 
David N., 280 
Elizabeth B. W. (Good- 
win), 280 
Harriet, 265 
Harriet (Scott), 265 
Josiah, 265 
Mary H. (Morse), 72 
Mrs., 224 


Abigail, 24 
Eunice, 24 


Daniel, 116 

Grace, 116 

Grace (Watrous), 116 


, 129 


Thomas, 68 

Asaph W., 1S8 
Azubah (Cheedle), 138 
Deborah, 56 
Susanna, 196 
Zebedee, 138 


Aaron, 45 

Abigail Paul, 122 

Abigail (Whitman), 45 

Addie L., 122 

Albert H., 122 

Arthur W., 122 

Edward. 122 

Elizabeth, 4 

Frances A. (Boyden), 122 

Frank H., 122 

H. Anna, 122 

Hannah (Holmes), 122 

Harmon, 45 

Harriet M. Gilmore, 122 

Joanna (Ford), 4 

Joshua, 35, 45 

Lois, 45 

Lois (Holmes), 45 



Clapp (cont'd). 
Lucy (Bucknam), 35 
Margaret (Guild), 45 
Nathaniel, Capt., 88 
Noah, 37 
Pliny, 45 

Roger, Capt., 2, 4, 6 
Sally, 113 
Samuel, 5, 122 
Samuel E., 122 
Samuel H., 122 
Supply, 18 
Susannah H., 169 
Wait, 6 
Walter, 122 


Alice (Holmes) Giddings, 

Almoran F., 256 
Amelia, 241 
Amelia M., 285 
Arthur, 265 
Avery M., 228 
Azubah, 64 
Carroll H., 270 
Charles F., 256 
Clinton H., 256 
Cyrus, 153 
Daisy A., 270 
Edward, 270 
Ella E. (Holmes), 270 
Etheridge, 199 
Flora M., 270 
Frances M. (McGlashan), 

Gilbert A , 270 
Gilbert I.. 270 
Harriet M., 134, 265 
Herbert E., 256 
Holmes, 265 
Jessie E., 270 
Joseph, 153, 241 
Katherine, 16 
Lucinda (Davis), 153 
Lucretia, 362 
Mary M., 256 
MatUda (Colburn), 72 
Mortimer. 117 
Nancy, 206 
Nathan, 210 
Rachel J. (Hite), 270 
Rhoda, 351 
Roy, 270 
Sarah F., 241 

Virginia A. (Holmes), 256 
Virginia E., 256 
Walter B., 270 

Betsey, 209 
Elmira (Gaines), 212 

Clemens (cont'd). 
Ida M., 212 

Isabella (Holmes), 212 
Lucian G., 212 
Willis, 212 

Amelia M., 120 
John D., 120 

Phebe B., 137 


Mary A, (Downes), 32 
Thomas G., 32 


A. C, 304 

Martha (Devine), 304 
Mary J., 304 


Joha, 289 
Lizzie, 288 
Magnus, 288 
Margaret, 289 
Margaret (McKay), 288 
Mary, 289 

Coats and Cotes. 

Ann, 24 
Ebenezer, 24 
Eunice (child), 24 
John, 24 
Nancy, 210 
Pingist, 24 
Rebecca, 24 
Rebecca (Holmes), 24 
Samuel R., 24 
Sarah, 24 


Abigail (Shores), 120 
Abby, 120 
Alinda E., 323 
Alonzo, 323 
Amelia S., 120, 215 
Candida (Cazenovia), 120 
Eliza, 120 
Ella M., 121 
Eunice (Lewis), 293 
Florence A.. 121 
Genie A., 293 
Georgia A., 293 
Gertrude M., 121 
Greenville W., 121 
Henry H., 120 
Hepzah M., 120 
Imogen C. (Holmes), 293 

Cobb (cont'd) 
Isabella F., 120 
John S., 120 
Jonathan, 120 
Jonathan H., 120 
Keziah, 120 
Laura (Stetson), 120 
Lemuel, 120 
Lizzie M., 121 
Maria E., 120 
Maria F., 120 
Mary A., 120 
Nancy M., 120 
Nathan, 120 
Rozella S., 120 
Samuel D., 120 
Sibvl, 120 

Sibyl (Holmes), 120 
Sidney, 293 
Simon, 293 

Sophia (Doggett), 120 
Sophia J., 120 
Theophilus N., 120 
Tryphena (Otis), 120 
Warren, 120 
Wilhemine, 120 
William A., 120 
William H.. 120 
William 0., 120 
(Nourse), 323 

David, 214 
Nellie (Sims), 214 

Julia (Hogan), 296 
Michael, 296 

Phebe A., 251 

Eleanor H., 159 
Lena (Holmes), 159 
Ralph P.. 159 

Marcella, 353 
Matilda, 72 


Caroline, 260 

Charlotte (Whiting), 300 

Christina, 147 

Levi, 300 

Mary, 67 

Molly (Greenwood), 16 

Susan M., 300 

William, 16 




BetsevP., 113 

Christopher H., 113 

Eliza, 209, 357 

Eliza (Holmes). 209 

Elizabeth, 209, 357 

Emily F., 209, 352 

Eva, 209, 357 

Fannie A., 342 

Fannie A. (Thompson), 342 

Fannie (James), 209 

Frank W., 209, 337 

Hannah (Addison), 113 

Helen A. (Hutchins), 113 

James M., 357 

John A., 113 

Joseph, 209, 342 

Nellie, 209, 357 

Olive C. (Adams), 209 

Prescott H., 113 

Stephen G., 113 


Albert S., 249 
Daniel S., 249, 313 
Dora M., 219 
Hazen, 313 

Laura J. (Crandall), 313 
Lucinda (Smith), 249 
Nettie M. (Holmes). 313 
Rosella M., 249 
WiUiam, 249 

Betsy (Bradford), 77 
Fannie, 136 
John M., 72 

EmUy, 192 


Samuel, 70 
Susanna, 70 


Nancy, 41 


Frances R. (Hall), 277 
Joseph W., 277 
Olive H., 277 

Martha, 103 


Edward, 45 
Eleanor, 45 

Coney (cont'd). 

Elijah, 45 

Elizabeth. 46 

Elizabeth (Greenland), 45 

Jeremiah, 45 

John, 44 

John J., 44 

Keziah, 45 

Keziah (Holmes), 44 

Nathaniel, 44 

Oliver, 45 

Sarah, 45 

Sarah (Morse), 44 

Thomas, 44 

William, 44 


Allan R., 271 
Eliza, 109 

lonal. (Booth), 271 
John, 109 
Maria E., 271 
Marv (Bower), 109 
W. H., 271 

Helen D. (Wheeler), 170 
Horace, 170 


Rachel, 222, 294 
SamanthaK,, 170 


Abby (Chase), 297 
Ira, 297 
Lucy F., 297 


Mary S„ 191 


Abbie E., 155 

Albert, 155 

Catherine (Baker), 155 

Chester E., 155 

Clara, 155 

David H , 155 

Delia M., 155 

Edith, 221 

Edith G. (Lowe), 155 

Elizabeth (Donnell), 334 

Elizabeth H., 155 

Elizabeth (Holmes), 155 

Elizabeth N., 334 

Frank J., 155 

Jacob, 155 

John A., 221 

Lizzie A., 159 

Lottie E. (Crosby), 221 

Cook (cont'd). 

Marion L., 155 

Mira H., 155 

Peter, 155 

Sarah E. (Lincoln), 165 

Solomon C, 334 

William, 159 


Anthony P., 220 
Azariah, 220 
Clara M. (Newton). 220 
Elizabeth (Holmes), 220 
George H., 220 
James A., 220 
Jennie (Green), 220 
Mary E., 220 


Emma A., 133 
Joseph, 84 


Adelia M., 220 

Charles, 219 

Charlotte (Holmes), 219 

Delos, 219 

Delos P., 220 

Ella F., 220 

Emily (Holmes), 219 

Etta, 219 

Fred M„ 220 

George N., 220 

Hannah P. (Holmes), 219 

Harriet, 219 

Jennie M. (Mann), 220 

Jeremiah, 219 

May M. (Armstrong), 220 

Nancy, 202 

Nelson, 220 

Salem, 219 

Sarah (Hearn), 220 

Theodore, 219 

William M., 220 


Alzirah, 110 

Barbara, 330 

Catherine S. (Russ), 226 

Fannie, 226 

Jessie, 226 

J. Fenimore, 135 

George, 226 

Lulu, 226 

Marian, 226 

Mary, 307 


Asa, 64 
Isaac, 120 



COPELAND (cont'd). 

Lizzie, 201 

Nancy M. (Cobb). 120 
Sarah (Smith), 64 
William, 64 


Mary F., 251 
Rachel (Gay), 86 


Elizabeth S., 240 

Girand. 240 

Priscilla (Knight), 240 


Ann, 183 


Aaron, 250 
Charles A., 249, 250 
Charles C, 250, 313 
DoraM. (Holmes), 250, 313 
Elizabeth A., 250 
Ezra, 222 
George W., 250 
Hannah A. (Lane), 250 

(foot note) 
Marie A., 249 
Marv E. (Lane), 249 
Phebe (Parker), 222 
Sally P., 222 

Annette (Ayers), 312 
Cora M. v., 312 
James, 312 


Elizabeth, 194 
Ellen M., 194 
Jane, 194 
Malvina, 194 
Mina, 194 

Rhoda (Prouty), 193 
Warren, Jr., 194 
William, 194 

Cotes. (See Coats.) 

Ella M. (Draper), 83 
Ward D., 83 

Ann M. (Holmes), 191 
Asa, 191 

Betsey (Preslev), 191 
Clayton C, 192 

Cottrell (cont'd). 
John. 191 
Lizzie B.. 192 
Margaret J. (Gorfat), 192 


Arthur H., 191 
Clarence C, 191 
EUaM. (Sanford), 191 
Emma (Spooner), 191 
Frank M., 191 
George H., 191 
Grace P., 191 
Harriet (Kellev), 191 
Harriet M., 191 
Laura, 191 
Lyman, 191 

Patience (Simons), 191 
Sarah (Holmes), 191 
Warren A., 191 
Warren H., 191 


Rosanna, 124 


Caleb F., 168 

Elizabeth E., 253 

Hannah, 24 

Hiram S., 168 

Judith (Pavson), 10 

May v., 221 

Miranda (Stevens), 168, 253 

Samuel, 10 

Thomas P., 168 

Thomas R., 253 


Caroline, 138 

Caroline (Ramsay), 138 

Elizabeth H.. 138 

Hannah B. (Holmes), 138 

Paul, 138 

Paul F., 138 

Paul R.. 138 

Polly (Whittemore), 138 


Benjamin, 56 

John W. L., 198 

Leonard, 219 

Mildred L. (Packard), 198 

Polly (Vose), 56 

Laura J., 313 


Ann M., 306 
Gideon D., 93 

Crane (cont'd). 
Hannah, 41 
Henry, 345 

Miriam (Sanborn), 305 
Rebecca S. (Holbrook), 93 
Robert T., 305 
Sarah M. S., 305 


Ida E., 220 


Freelove, 16 

Cressey — Cress Y. 

Andrew, 77 

Arthur H., 221 

Carrie F., 221 

Elizabeth B. (Woodbury), 

EstellaF.. 221 
Frederic I., 221 
Joseph, 77 

Louisa (Thorpe), 221 
Martha L., 22 1 
Mary A., 221 
Mary A. (Holmes), 221 
Mary (Woodbury), 77 
Nathan, 221 
Oliver T., 221 

Henry K., 277 
Jennie L., 202 
John, 202 
John L., 202 
Mary J. (Croner), 202 


Abigail A. (Hayden). 277 

Abigail (Crockett), 201 

Adelaide E., 201 

Alfred K., 201 

Alice D., 277 

Amanda (Simmons), 124 

Amos H., 124 

Cora (Sawyer), 201 

Cyrenus, 201 

David. 201 

David E., 201 

Dorcas (Holmes), 124 

Elijah, 124 

Elionai, 124 

Elionai (Robbins), 124 

Eliza C. (Holmes), 201 

Eliza F., 201 

Franklin, 201 

George, 124 

Hannah R., 201 

Jonathan, 124 



Crockett (cont'd). 

Kate (Hall), 201 
Lucy (Achorn), 124 
MarV E. (Miller), 201 
Robert, 124 
Robert J.. 124 
Roxanna (Cox), 124 
Sarah A., 201 
Sylvina (Schiener), 201 
Warren L., 201 
William S., 277 


Cynthia (Holmes), 139 
James, 139 
Jamea H., 139 
Mary J., 202 


Anson T., 220 

Edith H., 221 

Emily C, 221 

Isaac T., 221 

James S.. 221 

John D., 221 

Lottie E., 221 

Margaret T. (Holmes), 220 

Mary, 299 

Mary E., 221 

Mary (Jeffords), 221 

Mary V. (Craft), 221 


J. Alice, 77 


Ella (Sparks), 189 

Frank, 189 

Frank R., 189 

Joseph R., 189 

Josephine, 189 

Josephine T. (Loskey), 189 

Julia (Holmes), 188" 

Lot, 188, 265 

Lyman H., 189 

Lyman S., 188 

Martha A., 189 

Maryette, 189 

Roxanna S., 265 

Tamizen (Rice), 188, 265 


Elizabeth, 308 


Ellen D., 327 

CuMMiNGS. (See also 

C. Adelaide, 152 
Calvin T., 152 
Edwin A., 163 
Emma L. (Holmes), 246 
Hannah T., (Kemp), 152 
Josephine, 171 
Myra E. (Holmes), 163 
Nellie E., 163 
William, 246 


Charles L., 1 1 1 

Jesse F. (Randall), 111 


Amanda A. (Stickle), 339 
George S., 339 
June C, 339 


Elizabeth, 176 

Henry, 176 

Nancy (Adams), 176 

Curtice and .Curtis. 
Eliza, 347 
Kate, 173 
Philip, 125 
Solomon, 8 
William, 93 


Daniel, 12 
Deborah, 15 
Deborah (Loring), 16 
Elizabeth, 106 
Elizabeth (Thaxter) 

Holmes, 12 
Hannah J., 94 
John, Judge, 12 
Josiah, 12 
Mary, 12 

Mary (Cotton), 15 
Nathaniel, 15 
Sarah, 15 
William, 15 


Asenath, 147 

Mr., 232 

Rebecca (Richards), 147 

Samuel, 147 


John, 15 
Nathaniel, 89 
Timothy, 14 
Zachariah, 55 


Charles X., 298 

Earl X., 298 

Eva A. (Holmes), 298 

Frances M., 298 

Frances N. (Glover), 298 

J. Morris, 298 

Anna M., 166 
Cicero, 166 
Ira P., 166 

Lydia (Holmes). 166 
Margaret (Murphy), 166 

Daggett and Dog- 

Abner, 50 

Ann, 50 

Charlotte, 50 

Cynthia, 222 

Ebenezer, 82 

Edna, 222 

Elmer, 222 

Frank, 222 

Harriet (Lewis), 60 

John, 50 

Lewis, 50 

Lucy H, (Waudell), 222 

Mary (Holmes), 50 

Seymour, 222 

Sibulah (Stanley), 50 

Sophia, 120 

Susan C. (Waudell), 222 

Thomas, 50 

Zoe, 222 


Margaret, 324 


Ebenezer, 92 
Mary A.. 92 
Mary (Holmes), 92 


Elijah, 100 

Eunice (Kingsley), 100 


Fanny B., 77 


Elijah, 348 

Elizabeth (Minot), 348 

Experience (Woodward), 

Hannah, 348 
John, 348 



Danforth (cont'd). 

Mehitable. 348 
Samuel, 348 
Sarah, 32 


Clement, 26 

Dorothy (Holmes), 26 

Elizabeth, 35 

John, 26 



Mr., 12 


Eliza (Craigh),270 
Lena B. (Holmes), 270 
Leon H., 270 
Samuel H., 270 
Samuel T., 270 
Verona B., 270 


Alice, 146 

Caroline (Williams), 146 

Clara J. (Goodsell), 158 

Dorothy, 147 

Emeretta S.. 158 

Emily E. (Wilford), 168, 

Henrietta A. (Holmes), 146 
Herbert P., 158 
Joseph D., 146, 147 
Leslie, 158 
Luly (Bundy), 147 
Martha A. (Holmes), 157 
Maybelle, 146 
Myron J., 158 
Nancy (Buterbour), 158 
NeUie, 146 

Nettie S. (Wilbur), 158 
Palmer, 157 
Polly (Eliot), 158 
Uriah T., 146 
Zelek, 158 


Beulah (Parker), 104 
Joseph, 104 
Joseph C, 104 

Clara E. (Holmes), 246 
Elizabeth (Wiswell), 168 
Helen, 311 
James D., 246 
Martha, 158 
Nathaniel, 311 
Nathaniel T., 246 

Davenport (cont'd). 
Samuel, 158 

Sarah (Dunbar), 246, 311 
William A., Rev., 158 


Ruth, 298 

Davie s and Davis. 

Ann (Cotes), 24 

Anna E. J. (Rugg), 282 

Ann S., 294 

Benjamin, 9 

Charity (Holmes), 9 

Desire (Burdick), 294 

David, 112 

Elizabeth (Learned), 9 

Elizabeth (Williams), 112 

Ella M.. 337 

Elroy F., 282 

Ephraim S., 294 

Helen H., 112 

James, 112 

John. 9 

John E.. 1 12 

Lilian F. (Holmes), 282 

Lucinda, 153 

Lucy E., 278 

Mary, 245 

Mary (Devotion), 9 

Mary H. (Holmes), 112 

Mary (Payson), 10 

Mehitable (Davis), 9 

Moses, 36 

Mr., 24, 235 

Nathaniel, 9 

Nehemiah, 10 

Prudence, 110 

Reuben, 150 

Stephen L., 282 

Sir Thomas, Lord Mayor of 

London, 338 
Wilbur L., 282 
William, 9 


Ebenezer, 42 
Elizabeth (Balch), 42 
John, 43 
Jonathan, 42 
Joseph, 118 
Judith, 42 
Mary, 47, 68 
Mary (Holmes), 42 
Porter, 66 
Sallv, 118 
Sarah (Baker), 118 
Sarah (Holmes), 106 


Ann, 244 


John, 211 

Nancy, 211 

Nancy (Smith), 211 


Mr., 12 


Georgia E.. 269 
Jennie E. (Holmes), 269 
Oliver D., 269 
Ruth, 269 

De Long. 

Agnes, 133 


Martha, 304 


AnnE. (Holmes), 143 

Charlotte E. (Pray), 143 

Eliphalet H., 143 

Eva F. (Carpenter), 143 

Frank L., 143 

Helen (Gorton), 143 

James C, 143 

James S., 143 

Lewis A., 143 

Loammi, 143 

Lorena E. (Jewett), 143 

Marv (Walker), 143 

Sarah B., 248 


Clarinda M., 62 

Charlotte E., 62 

David, 61 

David N., 62 

Elvira (Richards), 62 

Harriet, 80 

James N., 62 

Jezeniah H., 62 

Marcia, 62 

Maria G. (Lansing), 191 

Olive G., 62 

PoUy M., 62 

Roxv (Holmes), 61 

R. P.. 191 

Sarah, 62 

Sarah S., 62 

Mary, 274 




Asa, 62 

Charles H., 148 
Don M., Hon., 62 
John L., 62 

MaryE. (Holmes), 148 
Minerva (Holmes), 62 
Olive G. (Dewey), 62 


Etta M., 153 

John C, 153 

Mary A. (Gray), 153 

Oliver, 153 

Sarah C. Mitchell, 153 

Olive, 138 


Alberta. 236 

Clara L. (Adams), 237 

Cora (Woodbury), 236 

Davis M., 236 

Deborah A., 236 

Elizabeth. 287 

Elizabeth W. (Martin), 304 

Ella C. (Johnson), 236 

Erma D.. 236 

Eunice (Holmes), 236 

Guy, 237 

Hannah, 236 

Harlie, 237 

Harriet (Hunt), 236 

Harriet S., 236 

Harvey, 236 

James, 236 

James W., 304 

Lillie R., 236 

Lois (Holmes), 236 

Lettie M., 236 

Marion, 236 

Mary A , 304 

Merle R., 236 

Mortie R., 236 

Nettie R., 236 

Oliver, 236 

Oliver D., 236 

Pearl G., 236 

Sarah (Meredith), 236 

Theodore E., 237 

William E., 23fi 


Colonel, 72 


George, 233 


Esther M., 330 
Herbert W., 330 
JohnE., 330 
Margaret (Walker), 330 
Mary, 69 


Albert H., 106 

Alice (Waple), 106 

Angeline (Holmes), 106 

Florence W. (male), 106 

Frank B., 106 

Frank W., 106 

Meta (Mc Reynolds), 106 


Charitv, 229 

Chester, 103 

Clara, 103, 223 

Ella, 223 

Ellen (Holmes), 223 

Elvira, 242 

Fanny (Belcher), 223 

George, 223 

John, 223 

Martha (Cone), 103 

Mary, 223 

Mercy, 223 

Willie, 223 


AlbinH., 212 

Albin K., 211 

Charles, 211 

Ernest W., 212 

Fidelia, 211 

Minnie I., 211 

Sarah E. (Holmes), 211 

Doggett (see Dag- 


Mahala, 284 
Peter, 284 
Phebe(Smallidge), 284 


George M., 216 
Harriet (Hatch), 216 
Lucy G., 216 


Margaret, 153 

Daniel, 323 

Donovan (cont'd). 

Marie A., 325 

Mary (Sullivan), 325 


, 194 


James. 279 

Mary (La Bounty), 279 

Sarah L., 279 


Amos, 128 

Hannah (Wheeler), 128 

Herman A., 229 

Mary, 128 

Mary (Dwelley), 128 

Mary (Holmes), 128 

Roxana (Runnels), 128 

Stella G. (Wright), 229 

Ann (Holmes), 32 
Edward, 79 
George H., 32 
John, 32 
Mary A., 32 

Marv A. (Symmes), 32, 33 
Nathaniel H., 32, 33 
Rhoda CBmings), 77 
Sarah (Danforth), 32 
William, Col., 32 


Ella M., 192 


Eugenia F., 278 
Hiram, 27 rf 
Lucy E. (Davis), 278 
Margaret, 153 
Margaret (Donan), 153 
Robert M., 153 


Abner, 67, 274 
Archippus, 57, 126, 274 
Benjamin. 97 
Calvin, 57 
Catherine, 126 
Catherine F., 126 
Charles, 126 
Charles A., 196 
Charles F., 126 
Charles T., 196 
Charlotte, 274 
Demming J., 126 
Elijah, 67, 196 



Drake ('cont'd). 

Elijah, 2d, 196 
Eliza A. (Pope), 95 
Eliza A. (Holmes), 196 
Eliza S., 126 
Elizabeth, 196 
Elizabeth M., 196 
Elmer, 196 
Emily A.. 196 
Evelvn B. CLeicrhton), 67 
Fidelia (Waite), 86 
Hannah, 86 
Hiram, 86 
Horace A., 196 
James, 126 
Jemima (Gay), 8-5 
Joanna (Wayland), 196 
John, 57 
Levi K.. 95 

Louisa L. (Chapman) Swee- 
ney. 196 
Lucy, 126 

Lucy A., 126 ~^ 

Lucy S., 196 
Luther, 57, 126 
Margaret (Handley), 274 
Maria (Packard), 196 
Mary (Cole), 57 
Mary E., 196 
Mary H.. 126 
Mary (Holmes), 57, 126 
Nancy, 97 . 
Nathan, 85, 125 
Nathaniel, 212 
Nathaniel, 3d, 274 
Rachel, 86 
Rebecca, 274 
Roxanna. 86 
Russell. 86 
Sally (Bird), 274 
Sardis, 57 
Stephen, 85 

Susan E. (Holmes), 196 
Susannah (Churchill), 196 
Vashti. 86 
Vashti (Holmes), 85 


Anne F., 82 

Barton I., 82 

Eliza H.. Si 

Eliza (Holmes), 82 

EUen M., 83 

Ira, 69 

John, 82 

Josiah, 82 

Julia H., 82 

Julia (Holmes), 82 

Lydia J. S. (Warren), 57 

Martha A., 83 

Mary B., 82 

Mary (Mann), 82 

Draper (cont'd). 

Nancy (Bullard), 69 
Sarah (Hatch), 82 
Virgil, 82 
Gen. W. F., 57 


Nathan, 62 

Orinda (Carpenter), 62 

Serena, 62 


Alfred R., 279 

Henrietta F., 279 

Mary A. (Gammons), 279 

Mary A., 146 


Ann F. (Draper), 82 
Joseph A., 82 
Paul, 14 


John, 120 
John R., 126 
Keziah (Cobb), 120 
Sibvl, 126 
Wiiliam F., 120 


Abner, 90 

Charles, 90 

Gload, 90 

Nancy W. (Holmes), 90 

Sarah (Dunton), 90 


Samuel, 348 
Sarah, 246 

Sarah, 90 


Julia, 111 

Laurain (Addison), 223 


Eliphalet, 139 
Hannah, 139 
Janette (McCollom), 139 
Thomas, 139 


Elizabeth, 192 
Mary, 128 


Norman C, 251 
Norman M., 251 
Sarah E. (Holmes), 111 
Vegar, 111 
William K., Ill 


Daniel, 251 

Ethel M., 251 

Lizzie E. (Holmes), 251 

Mary A.. 249 

Ruth G.. 251 

Stanley O , 251 

William H., 251 

Margaret, 333 


Alice, 236 

Alice E. (Holmes), 236 
Carlista A., 236 
Charles W., 236 
Cyrus, 236 
John, 236 
Joseph E., 236 
Julia E.. 236 
Leslie C, 236 
Leyina R., 236 
Mary E., 236 
Raliegh P., 236 


AbigaU, 137 
Rey. Ebenezer, 282 
Hannah, 77, 137 
Joanna, 282 
John H., 69 
Mary, 117 


Joseph, 204 
Mr., 68 


May, 33 


Joseph, 350 

Martha, 253 

Elizabeth, 47 



Rev. Andrew, 28 
Nathaniel, 12 

Drusilla, 162 


Carrie A., 225 
Charles W., 225 
Fannie A., 225 
George E., 225 
Henry G., 225 
Jane A., 225 
John H., 225 
Mary C. 225 
Robert H., 225 
Rowena (Holmes), 225 
William H., 225 

EiCHORX. (See Ac- 


Andiew, 3 
Daniel, 3 
Lydia. 3 

Lydia (Holmes), 3 
Remember, 3 

Eliot, Elliott, etc. 
Anna M., 271 
Asahel, 39 
Elizabeth, 20 
Esther, 39 

Esther (Holmes), 39 
John, 1, 3. 14 
Capt. Joseph, 39 
Lemuel H., 39 
Maria (Atkins), 271 
Philip, 2 
PoUy, 158 
Samuel, 39 
Sarah (Holmes), 39 
Thomas, 39 
Timothy, 271 

Mr., 73 



Abigail (Holmes), 46 
Hon. Albert G., 99 
Candace (Brainard), 171 
Dorothy, 34 
Eleazar. 171 
Major Eleazar, 45 
Joel, 87 
John, 27, 45 

Ellis (cont'd). 

Joseph, 34, 261 
Mary, 26 
Olive, 50 
Richard, 48 
Ruth (Morse), 26 
Samuel, 27 
Sarah, 34 
Sophronia, 171 

Alberta, 279 


Elvira (Richards), 62 
William H. H., 62 


Marv E. (Holmes), 292 
Robert H., 292 
William T., 292 

Polly, 273 


Abiq;ail, 274 

George M., 202 

Herbert G., 202 

Rev. Joseph, 22 

Margaret, 202 

Mary A. (Crocker), 202 

Ralph Waldo, 22 


Alberta (Ellms), 279 
Charles A., 279 
Charles O., 279 
Helen M. (Holmes), 279 
William H., 28 

Capt., 93 

Elizabeth, 141 


Edwin, 190 
Gilbert, 190 
Laura M. (Holmes), 190 

Estet and Estt. 

Jacob, 44, 47 
John, 125 
Lemuel, 44 
Mary (Holmes), 44 
Mehitable, 44 
Oliver, 44 


Gratia M., 290 

Jane, 303 

Jesse, 290 

Maria (Mason), 290 


Rev. Mr., 25 


Desire, 68 
Dorothy T., 206 
Hon. Edward, 68 
Mary (Thorpe), 68 
William, 68 


Ann, 31 


Jane, 253 

Hannah, 134 

Hannah (Johnson), 134 

Peleg, 134 

Alfred, 35 

Anna (Bucknam), 35 
Bucknam, 35 
Charlotte, 63 
Eliza, 35 

Elizabeth (Whitaey), 54- 
Gerry, 35 
Israel, 35, 54 
Jonathan, 54 
Mary, 35 

Sarah (Holmes), 54 
Stephen, 35 

Helen, 168 

Charles, 80 

Jane, 317 


Catherine, 288 

Catherine M., 135 

Earns WORTH. 

Alvin C, 267 
George W., 267 



Farnsworth (cont'd). 

Margaret I., 267 
May M., 267 
Rosanna (Brown), 267 


Laura S., 335 

Lucinda (McKillip), 335 

Shubael, 335 


Donald H., 279 
Frank A., 279 
Gardner L., 279 
Helen (Martin), 279 
Janet te M. (Holmes), 279 


Mary (Smith), 31 


Andrew, 69 
Miriam, 69 
Nathan, 67 

Eunice, 291 


Daniel, 64 

Sarah (Shumway), 64 

Zeruiah, 64 


Emily A., 87 

Capt., 12, 19 

Alexander, 52 
Elizabeth (Holmes), 52 

John (Colonel), 67 
John (General), 67 
Rachel, 67 


Hannah, 36 
Hannah (Miller), 36 
John, 36 
Rebecca, 70 
Ruth (Holmes), 36 
Samuel, 36 

Mary, 35, 84, 93 
Robert, 84 

Abraham C, 330 
Mary, 281 
Myra S., 330 
Nancy L. (Moore), 330 


Ella M. (Davis), 337 
Hamilton E., 337 
Ruth C, 337 

Lydia (Osborn), 33 
Richard, 33 

Nancy, 238 


Abigail, 192 

Anna L., 172 
Edith M., 172 
Ella R., 172 
Holmes A., 172 
William E., 172 
Willis E., 172 

Eber, 189 

Hannah (Holmes), 189 
Mary, 114 
Mary (Bacon), 114 
Nathaniel, 1 14 
Samuel, 189 


Asa, 35, 122 
Alfred B., 161 
Caroline C, 105 
Caroline (Cheever), 165 
Catherine, 49 
Charles E., 93 
Clellan W., 161 
David, 47, 74 
Deborah (Boyden), 47 
Eleazar, 84 

Elizabeth (Brooks), 47 
Elizabeth (Daniell), 35 
Elizabeth (Holmes), 47 
Ellen, 84 

Ellen F. (Bartlett), 122 
EmmaB., 161 
Emma (Parker), 161 

Fisher (cont'd). 

Enoch, 161 

Ezra, 35, 84, 93 

Fannie B., 161 

George, 122 

Hannah, 35, 88, 123 

Henry, 123 

Jacob, 47 

James, 75 

Jesse, 122 

Louisa, 77, 123 

Lyman, 122 

Martha, 267 

Mary, 123 

Mary (Avery), ^^4 

Mary (Fenton) , 35, 84, 93 

MaryH. (Bickford), 161 

Obedience (Holmes), 36 

Olive (Ellis), 5o 

Polly (Skinner), 122 

Rachel, 84 

Rebecca (Holmes), 122 

Rebecca S. (Holbrook) 

Crane, 93 
Richard, 123 
Silas P., 165 
Silence, 93 
Samuel, 50 
Samuel P., 50 
Sanford, 63 
Sarah (Hodges), 47 
Ursula (Holmes), 93 
William, 35 

George W., 211 
Margaret, 35, 58 


Benjamin, 27 

Martha H., 342 
Samuel, 306 
Sarah M., 306 
Sarah (Newell), 306 

Adelia S. (Holmes), 61 
Clara (Dodge), 223 
Clara M., 217 
David, 60 
George, 217 
James C, 223 
Melissa (Keith), 217 

Margaret, 196 




Davis, 64 
Edward P., 203 
Elizabeth M. (San Galli), 

Emeline M. (Holmes), 203 
Fannie E., 203 
Florence E., 203 
Francis C, 203 
Irene M., 203 
John E., 203 

Marion E. (Sherwood,) 203 
Mary F., 203 


Charles E., 343 
Elizabeth J. (Hughes), 343 
Ethel E., 342 
Frank E., 278 
Franklin A., 278 
Jeannette F. (Carter), 278 
Catherine H. (Mugridge), 


Esther K., 103 
Jesse L., 103 
Lawrence, 103 

Commander, 103 
Philena, 103 
Roxanna, 103 

Bertie F., 155 
Ethel M., 155 
Luella M. (Thayer), 155 
William T., 155 


James T., 178 

Joanna, 4 

Sarah R. (Holmes), 128 

Elizabeth, 220 


Frederic, 209 

Nellie (Coleman), 209 


Elizabeth (Holmes), 33 

Henry, 33 

Holmes, 30 

Col. Jacob, 30 

Lydia, 30 

Mary (Rowland), 30 

FoWLE (cont'd). 
Nathaniel, 30 
Rebecca (Holmes), 30 
William, 29, 30 
Adeline, 272 
Catherine, 272 
Dorothy E.. 315 
Evelyn B. (Holmes), 315 
George H., 315 
Matilda (Walker), 272 


AnnaM., 166 

Amelia A., 145 


Annie L., 278 

Bruce D., 147 

Charles H., 147 

Charlotte A. (McFarland), 

Darius, 338 
Edwin, 210 
Emma E. (Bruce), 147 
Flora M., 338 
Georgia D. (Miller), 338 
Grace F,, 147 
Hannah (StiUwell), 147 
John, 278 

Laura P. (Hammond), 276 
William H., 147 

George Y., 205 
Julia F. (Holmes), 205 

Elizabeth, 25 
Harriet H., 168 
Rebecca, 59 


Amy (Packard), 94 

Benjamin, 152 

Benjamin F., 162 

Carl M., 153 

Charles W., 94 

Cordelia A. (Cummings), 

Emma A., 153 
Everett M., 94 
Frederic B., 152 
Grace E. (Percy), 152 
Hannah, 94 
Hannah (Holmes), 94 
Hannah J. (Cushing), 94 
Helen I. (Hendrick), 162 
Henry A., 94 

French (cont'd). 
Herbert M., 163 
Isaac, 94 
James H., 94 
Jane, 94 
John, 152 
Lester P., 94 
Levi, 94 
Luther, 94 

Margaret (Doyle), 153 
Martha, 94 
Martha (Porter), 94 
Mir a, 94 
MyrtieL., 133 
Rebecca, 197 
Rebecca T., 250 
Silence (Wild), 79 
Samuel, 94 
Sarah, 79 

Sarah E. (Holmes), 152 
Sarah (Esterbrook), 152 
Theresa J. (Porter), 94 
Thomas, 79 
William L., 152 


Martha, 142 


Abby (Bosworth), 180 
Elisha S., 180 
Fannie, 180 


Sarah F., 209 

Isaiah, 211 
Jessie E. (Turner), 211 

Cora E., 319 


Amelia D. (Holmes), 202 

Caroline, 149 

Caroline R., 202 

Charles H., 202 

Daniel, 137 

Daniel D., 238 

David, 136 

Elizabeth, 137 

Emily C. (Crosby), 221 

Frances B., 202 

Hosea Y., 238 

James S., 221 

John 3d, 114 

John S., 49 

Gertrude (Shill), 136 

Lemuel, 149 



Fuller (cont'd). 
'i.ucy (Hatch), ^,-&« 
Margaret, 114 
Martha, 202 
Mary A., 202 
Mary L. (Holmes), 136 
Mary (Young), 238 
Nancy (Coombs), 202 
Peter, 136 
Samuel, 202 
Sylvester H., 202 
Tabitha (or Taletha), 114 

WUliam W., 220 

Elmira, 211 


Lydia, 33 


Mr., 12 

Ruel H., 271 

Stella M. (Holmes), 271 

William, 271 


Annie L.^ 205 
Hannah (White), 205 
John G., 205 
Mary A., 279 


(Clark), 273 

Deborah (Sampson), 273 
(Revolutionary soldier.) 
Earl, 273 
Earl B., 273 

Mary J. (Holmes) Reed, 273 
Patience, 207 
Susan (Gay), 273 

Amasa, 41 
Amy (Rogers), 41 
Anna, 66 

Anna (Rogers), 41 
Artemas, 36 
Austis, 41 

Austis (Gardner), 41 
Azel, 41 
Bathsheba, 66 
Catherine, 41 
Catherine (Gardner), 41 
Charles F., 227 
David, 40, 66 
David H., 41 

Gardner (cont'd). 
Dimmis (Holmes), 40 
Dora (Rudiger), 227 
Edward, 221 
Edwin W., 316 
Ella J., 316 
Emeline (Smith), 66 
Emma F. (Holmes), 227 
Erastus, 41 
Eunice (Hyde), 41 
Gilbert, 66 
Jabez, 41 
Jemima, 66 

Jemima (Gustin), 41, 66 
John, 41 
John G., 41 
Levi, 66 
Lucinda, 41 
Lucy M. (Jones), 316 
Lyman H., 228 
Mary (Lothrop), 41 
Nancy (Comstock), 41 
Olive (Metcalf), 41 
Sarah, 66 
Sophronia, 66 
William, 66 
ZilphaH. (Jenny), 227 


Betsey, 210 
Orissa, 210 


La Pearl, 136 

Dr., 122 

Austis (Gardner), 41 
Betsey, 105 
Elizabeth, 25 
Elizabeth (Freeman), 25 
Josiah, 25 

Marv A. (Richards), 62 
Sewall, 62 
Thomas, 25 


Abbot A., 86 
Abigail D., 273 
Addie L.. 86 
Adeline (Smith), 86 
Alice M., 86 
Alma N. (Chandler), 86 
Amitv (Holmes), 46 
Ann S., 207 
Artemas, 85 
Azubah, 46 
Azubah (Thorpe), 46 
Betsey, 125 

Gay (cont'd). 
Clara D. (Taylor), 85 
Clarissa, 86 
Ebenezer, 46, 86 
Edward B., 87 
Edwin, 89 
Eldon B., 86 
Eleanor B., 87 
Eliphalet, 86 
Elizabeth C. (Smith), 85 
Ella (Holmes), 212 
Ellen (Fisher), 87 
Emeline R., 85 
Emily (Mitchell), 86 
Emma A., 85, 87 
Ephraim (foot note), 46 
Harriet L., 273 
Hezekiah, 85, 235 
Ichabod, 46 
James E., 212 
Jane (Henry), 46 
Jemima, 85 
John, 273 
Jonathau R., 126 
Josiah, 85 
Julia A., 1 19 
Lizzie, 87 
Lizzie T.. 86 
Lydia (Hodges), 85 
Mace, 56 
Martin, 86 
Mary, 46 

Mary (Smith), 86 
Meh'itable (Holmes), 119 
Monica, 119 
Moses, 119 

Patience (Gannett), 207 
Rachel, 86 

Rachel (Holmes), 86 
Rachel P. (Stetson), 85 
Rebecca, 46 
Rebecca (Holmes), 85 
Rebecca (Smith). 46 
Robert E., 82 
Rulh (Billings), 46 
Sally (Vose), 56 
Sarah, 46 
Sarah E., 273 
Sarah (Williamson), 273 
Seth, 46, 207 
Silas, 85 
Stephen, 85 
Susan (Gav), 273 
Timoihv, 46, 227 
Walter'L., 86 

Dr., 60 
Polly (Holmes) Rider, 60 


Edgar I., 174 



Julia, 225 


Abigail, 144 
Betsey, 144 
Mary, 20 

Mary (Wales), 20 
Nicholas. Jr., 20 
WUliam, 144 

Lydia, 87 
Patience. 87 
Samuel, 87 

Johu, 274 
John B., 126 
Mary B., 274 
Mary J., 274 


Alvin, 117 

Maria (Mc Glashen), 117 

Ann, 101 


Alice (Holmes), 153, 356 
Frances May, 153, 356 
George L., 153 
Dr. Joseph, 153, 358 

(Erroneously printed as 
Lyman, 153 


Harriet, 252 
Mary, 118 
Olive, 69 

Mary W., 112 


Benjamin, 72 
Charlotte G., 92 
Clarissa (Gay), 86 
John H., 220 
John W., 86 
Sarah, 36 

Esther, 214 
Harriet, 174 

Clarissa, 172 

Annie, 322 

Clara, 147 
Harriet M., 122 

Hannah R- 331 

GoETZ (cont'd). 
Henry, 155 
Henry J. R., 155 
Omega, 155 
Robert, 155 


Aaron, 61 

Amy (Tyler), 61 

Olive, 61 

Clara J., 158 

Glaspy. Goodtyill. 

Mrs. Anna (Dinsmore), 339 -n ■, «« 

Patrick^' 3^39 ^^^ Rebecca' (Blackman). 28 

ratricK, 66\) Thomas, 28 

Abigail, 39 
Abel, 39 

Ann (Holmes), 39 
Harriet, 39 
John, 39 

Martha M. (Ramsey), 201 
Polly, 39 
Rebecca, 39 
William H., 201 

George B., 73 
Nancy H. (Brown), 73 


Abigail (Holmes), 36 

Abijah, 36 

Alexander, 57 

Edward, 36 

John, 36 

Lemuel, 36 

Nathaniel, 4 

Nellie, 299 

Rachel (Littlefield), 36 

Sarah (Gill), 36 


Jay C, 191 

Laury (Cowdery), 191 

David, 321 
Jenette (Bede), 321 
Louise E., 321 
Mr., 310 
Sarah A, 309 

Clara (Cook), 155 
Frederic J., 155 


Albert L., 280 

Arthur H., 280 

Carrie (Rollins), 280 

Elizabeth B. W., 280 

Elizabeth (Wadleigh), 280 

Fred P., 280 

Guy N., 280 

Jedediah, 280 

Lewis A., 280 

Mary L. (Holmes), 280 

Maud (Maddox), 280 

Ralph D., 280 


Cynthia, 147 
Eila, 322 


Margaret J., 192 


Stephen, 30 


Helen, 143 



Catherine. 225 
Charles, 225 

Charlotte (Holmes), 225 
Edward, 225 
Julia (Geary), 225 
Melvina, 225 
Michael, 225 
Samuel H., 225 




Benjamin, 141 

Charles F., 132 

Daniel C , 137 

Elizabeth (Adams), 137 

Francis H., 137 

Frank O., 137 

Grace, 137 

Jacob, 46, 47 

Joanna, 141 

Lavinia A., 137 

Lavinia M. (Holmes), 137 

Lucy (Ruggles), 47 

Mary it., 1 37 

Mary (Ball), 137 

Naomi, 47 

Oliver H., 137 

Phebe B. (Clock), 137 

Sarah E. (Yeaton), 137 

Unity (Holmes), 47 

Daniel, 281 

Eliza E. (Williams) Batch- 
elder, 281 
Ernest W., 281 
Ida M., 281 
Lewis H., 281 
Lizzie L. (Holmes), 281 

Abbie, 117 

Cleo 1. (Holmes), 336 
Clinton. 336 
Elizabeth (Brice), 301 
George, 301 
JaneE., 301 
Wendell H., 336 

Dorcas N., 246 
Francis, 281 

Hannah (Mclntire), 199 
Ira, 245 

Isabel (Leach), 281 
Lydia A. (Williams), 245 
Mary E. (Holmes), 199 
Nathaniel, 199 
Phebe, 116 
Phebe (Foster), 116 
Prudence 1., 245 
Samuel N., 31 
Sedgerly, 199 
Gen. U. S., 116 


Abbie (Nettle), 267 
John, 24 
Orlando, 257 


Abbie O. (Holmes), 183 

Abigail (Holmes), 153 

Alice J., 153 

Ann (Cordner), 183 

Donald, 183 

Florence M., 82, 153 

George, 153 

George A., 153 

Harold, 183 

Harriet E. (Osborn), 264 

Ina B., 264 

John, 183 

Martha P. (Pierce), 153 

Mary A., 153 

MaudB., 82, 153 

"William H., 264 

Cyrus A., 310 
Helen M., 310 
Mary A. (Blood), 310 

Charles A., 221 
Emma A., 313 
James, 118 
Jonathan, 313 
Margaret (Holmes), 287 
Mary E. (Crosby), 221 
Mr., 287 
Rosanna, 172 
Sarah C, 283 
Sarah C. (Brackett), 313 
Sarah J., 249 

Elizabeth, 45 


Ella, 87 


Carrie, 295 


Annie (Peck), 16 

Betty, 16 

Elizabeth, 16 

Esther, 16 

Freelove (Crawford), 16 

Rev. John, 15 

John, Jr., 16 

Lydia, 16 

Lydia (Holmes), 16 

Molly, 16 

Nathaniel, 16 

Sarah, 16 

Thomas, 16 

Rev. Thomas, 15 


Melatiah, 189 


Gen., 122 


Jesse, 104 

Mary, 60, 267 
Martha (Fisher), 267 


Addie S. (WaudeU), 222 
Edward, 222 
Garnet, 222 
Pearl, 222 
Ruby, 222 

Hannah, 26 


Sendicy E., 302 


Moses, 124 


Ebenezer, 38 
Esther (Payson), 10 
Joshua, 10 


John, 43 


Eliphalet, 54 

Hannah, 145 

Harriet, 252 

Joanna, 47 

John, 92 

Joseph, 54 

Capt. Joseph, 76 

Margaret, 45 

Margerv (Carroll), 54 

Mary, 122 

Olive, 92 

Polly, 54 

Rachel (Holmes), 64 

Samuel, 145 

Susanna, 71 

Thankful (Harrington), 92 

AVilliam, 54 

WUlard, 54 

Mary F., 187 



Rosanna, 174 


John W., 83 


Elizabeth (Brown), 26 
Hannah (Griswold), 26 
Jemima, 41, 66 
Sarah, 26 
Deac. Thomas, 26 


Alice F., 223 

Annette, 223 

Annette (Holmes), 223 

Constance M. (Kimball), 

Edward H., 223 
Edward R., 223 
Elizabeth (Levi), 223 
Samuel, 223 
Samuel S., 223 


Eliza A., 266 
Jacob M., 266 
Mary A. (Pope), 266 


Henry, 259 

Mary, 259 

Mary E. (Rising), 257 

Mercy, 211 


Mary, 209 


Amelia, 192 

Haight, Hight and 


Elizabeth W. (Holmes), 243 
Frederic, 243 
Isabella, 293 
Rachel J., 270 
Rebecca, 243 


Mary A. W., 224 


Arthur D., 146 
Augusta, 231 
Cicero H., 14» 
Rev. Edward E,, 6& 

Hale (cont'd). 

Ella M. (Downing), i43. 
.Emma F., 14« 
'y Fanny A. (Holmes), -1-42" 
' George O., 163 
•Grover B., 163 

Israel, 142 

Joseph, 142, 231 

Martha A., 14-3 

Martha (Friend), 142 

Martha (Reed), 231 

Mary (Wild), i4-2 

Maybelle (Darling), 146 

Nathan I., 142' 


Ann, 33 

Bathania A., 149 

Bernice A., 264 

Daniel, 67 

Edward, 33 

Eliza, 267 

Elizabeth, 33 

Elmer L., 158 

Emilie, 117 

Eunice, 140 

Frances R., 277 

George H., 33 

Jane, 33 

Kate, 201 

Martha (Holmes) Wilson, 

Mary, 33, 51 
Mary (Muzzy), 33 
Mary (Webster), 140 
Nathaniel, 33 
Raymond G., 277 
Richard, 140 
Robert, 264 
Sarah, 33, 74 
Sarah (Holmes), 33, 105 
Stephen, 33, 51 
William, 189 
Willis, 33 
Col. Willis, 33 

Josephine, 249 

Asa, 89 
Elizabeth, 98 
Frederic B., 98 
Helen (Le Vasseur), 98 
James S., 98 
Mary (Dennison), 98 
Sarah E. (Holmes), 98 
Violet, 105 


Mary (Holmes), 69 


Katherine (Clark), 16 
Katherine (Clark) Braman, 

Robert, 16 


Julia F., 163 
Laura P.. 276 
Sarah, 325 

Comfort E. (Hoknes), 211 
John, 211 

Mercy (Hadley), 211 
SethH., 211 


Elizabeth, 143 


Margaret, 274 


Frank v., 281 
Harry H., 281 
John, 281 

Kate C. (Holmes), 281 
Nancy (Jellison), 281 


Elizabeth A., 327 
Ellen E. (Cuckson), 327 
Lot W., 327 
Mary L., 93 


Alice M., 103 


Clara B., 317 

Henry C, 317 

Mary C. (Ridgeway), 317 

Hannah (Bullard), 6 9 
Obed, 69 


AUen, 234 

Charlotte (Boobar), 234 

Ellen E., 234 

Alexander J., 104 
Caroline (Holmes), 104 
Charlotte A. (Sloan), 104 
Clarence L., 104 



Harper (cont'd). 
Cora V. (Bailey), lOi 
George A., 104 
Kate E., 104 
Kate (Lee), 104 
James, 104 
James H., 104 
Sophia, 225 

Ada M., 200 
Annie L., 200 
Charlotte M., 200 
Emily G., 200 
Frances, 200 
Joseph S., 200 
Sarah F., 200 
Sarah (Holmes), 200 
Thankful, 92 
William H., 200 


Allwai-d, 245 
George A., 245 
Mary (Davis), 245 
Mary E. (Holmes), 245 
Nathan, 245 
Ralph D., 245 
Roland N., 245 
Ruth E., 245 


AbbyD. (Holmes), 237 
Dale S., 237 

Harriets. (Wood), 237 
John, 237 
Louisa J., 237 
Samuel L., 237 
Shirley L., 237 

Ann, 275 
Annie, 332 
Lieut. James, 41 
Josephine, 159 
Marv, 41 
Mary A. J., 180 
Sarah (Rogers), 41 
WUliam, 159 

Sophia, 63 


Jacob, 78 
Mary, 201 
Susanna, 77, 78 


Chloe G., 106 

Edward C, 171 

Josephine (Cummings),171 

Julia, 232 

Lvdia (Paddock), 232 

Maria S. (Holmes), 171 

Richard B., 171 

Seth L., 232 


Hannah H., 197 


Mary E., 259 


Abel, 89 

Mary (Turner), 145 
Samuel, 145 
Sillis G., 145 


Elizabeth (Edwards), 47 
Ethel C. (Holmes), 336 
Hannah, 47 
John P., 336 
Joseph, 47 


Amy, T^ 
Fanny, CT 
George, 5<J 
Harriet, 2W 
Israel, 5& 
Col. Israel. 49, SXf 
Joseph, 50 
Lois (Holmes), 50 
Lucy, 49, 50 
Nancy, 1^ 
Sally,' 50 
Sarah, W 

Julia E. (Sullivan), 145 
Sadie E., 145 
Thomas S. 145 


George, 230 
John, 82 
John, Jr., 80 
Melatiah (Holmes), 80 

Eve C. (Ludwig), 200 
Mathias, 200 

Havener (cont'd). 
Polly, 200 
Sally, 200 

Anna J., 255 
Holmes W., 255 
Ruby (Hurlburt) , 255 


Alice E. (Jones), 165 
Benjamin, 164, 165 
Capt. Benjamin, 164 
Col. Benjamin, 88 
Benjamin C, 165 
Caroline C. (Fisher), 165 
Charlotte W., 165 
Cornelius C, 165 
Cornelius K., 165 
Elizabeth, 35, 165 
Elizabeth B. (Mann), 165 
Elizabeth J., 165 
Elizabeth J. (Hohnes), 164 
Fanny E. (Brigham), 165 
Frances M. (Chandler), 165 
George, 164, 165 
Col. George, 164 
Harriet, 165 
Horace, 165 

Ida B. (Sturtevant), 165 
Jairus W., 165 
James, 55 
John A., 165 
Louis S., 165 
Mary (erroneously printed 

as Homes), 55 , 
Mildred E., 165 
Nancy (Ware), 164 
Nathaniel W., 164 
Obadiah, 11, 355 
Oliver, 165 
Robert P., 165 
Sarah, 355 


Almira (Fenner), 198 
Ann (Taft), 294 
Deborah A., 197 
Elizabeth P., 294 
Isaiah, 197 
Ruth, 197 
Thomas J., 294 


Percival, 125 


Alice C, 105 

Ann M. (Baldwin), 104 

Arthur M., 104 



Hay (cont'd). 
Cornelia H. (Badger), 104 
Enol B., 105 
Isaac H., 104 
John, 104 
John B., 104 
Kenneth, 105 
Mary (Bradley), 105 
Mary M., 105 
Violet (Hamilton), 105 


Abigail A., 277 

Abijah B. (Keene), 316 

Addie J., 316 

Elizabeth (Richards), 316 

George, 316 

Maria L., 316 

Oliver, 316 

E. R., 358 
Ruth, 358 

Daniel, 156 
Elizabeths., 184 
Mary, 58 
Olive S., 156 
Vesta, 156 


Caroline L. (Holmes), 207 
William H., 207 


Lavinia, 45 


Sarah, 220 


Elder, 3 

Eliza, 104 


Eliza, 194 
John, 194 


Samuel, 22 


Alfred P., 152 
Caroline (Winn), 151 
Helen I., 162 


Jane, 46 


Louisa, 274 

Agnes B., 146 


George, 226 


Ann, 125 

Betsey (Gay), 125 

Ebenezer, 68, 122 

Isaac, 125 

Judith, 68 

Julia A. (Carpenter), 125 

Laura, 125 

Leavitt, 125 

Lucy, 125 

Lucy (Holmes), 125 

Luther, 125 

Mary (Guild), 122 

Mehitable, 68 

Susanna, 122 

Warren, 125 


Courtland E., 189 

Ella M., 189 

Erwin J., 189 

Le Roy S., 189 

Lulu M., 189 

Martha E. (Crowell), 189 

Mattie F., 189 

Willis E., 189 


Ann M. (Frame), 166 
David C, 166 
Ellsworth H., 166 
Mary J. (Holmes), 166 
Naomi (Stetson), 166 
William H., 166 


George H., 336 

Susan A. (Holmes), 336 

Verna G., 336 

HiGHT. See Haight. 


Alice E. (Stewart), 216 
Anna (Mayo), 210 
Anna (West), 210 
Amelia, 210 

HiGGINS (cont'd). 
Edward L., 210 
Elizabeth, 210 
John, 322 
Joseph H., 95 
Josiah W., 95 
Julia, 210 

Laura (Williams), 322 
Leonard, 210 
Louisa E., 95 
Lucretia, 210 
Martha J. 210 
Mary A., 322 
Mary E. (Hinckley), 95 
Mary (Holmes), 210 
Reuben, 210 
Robert, 210 
Sally, 95 

Sarah (Clark), 210 
Sylvanus, 95 
Sylvanus H., 95 
Thomas A., 95 
Warren, 210 


Abigail, 173 
Abraham, 162 
Annie, 80 

Drusilla (Edgerly), 162 
Elvira (Dodge), 246 
Frederic, 173 
George B., 173 
Henry, 14, 82, 140 
Holmes D., 173 
Mary B. (Draper), 82 
Philips, 242 
Prussia M., 242 
Sarah C. (Holmes), 162 
Sarah R. (Holmes), 173 


Oliver F., 277 


Aaron A., 95 
Abigail B., 95 
Anna, 96 
Annette I., 95 
Benjamin, 95 
Charlotte V., 95 
Ellen M., 96 
Frederic J., 96 
George W., 95 
Gov., 94 
Holmes, 95 
Holmes F., 95 
James, 95 
James F., 95 
Joseph, 94 
Joseph T., 94 
Julia A., 95 



Hinckley (cont'd). 
Louise B, (Stahll), 95 
Martha A., 96 
Mary D., 96 
MarvD. (Holmes), 95 
Mary E., 95 
Mary L., 95 
Mary (Meigs), 96 
Mary (Taylor), 94 
Mather, 96 
Sylvia (Holmes), 94 
Theoda J., 96 
Thomas, 94 
Thomas F., 95 


Charles F., 168 
Ethel C, 168 
Fayette J., 169 
Frederic D., 168 


"William, 348 

Adelaide B. (Holmes), 198 
Charles B., 198 
Enoch, 198 
Julia, 198 
William 11., 198 

HiTE. See Haigiit. 


Richard, 89 

HoLBROOK (cont'd). 

Geraldine, 276 

Hannah F. (Holmes), 92 

Hannah H., 93 

John, 92 

Louisa A., 93 

Maria, 93 

Martha P., 93 

Mary A. (Hodges), 276 

Mary L. (Hanson), 93 

Polly, 93 

Rebecca S., 93 

Susan A., 93 

Theodore P., 93 

"William T., 276 

AVilliam R., 276 


Albert, 328 

Mary (Robinson), 328 
May A., 328 
Samuel, 131 


Alice S., 159 


Ann (Briggs), 244 
Ann M., 244 

Hannah, 74 

Daniel, 127 

Esther A., 127 
Hannah, 85 
Lydia, 85 
Mary A., 276 
Nabbv, 127 
Sarah, 47 
Thomas F.. 277 


Julia, 296 

Daniel H., 93 
Flora (Leavitt), 93 

Lena, 159 
Martha E.. 159 
Philip, 159 


Marv A. (Holmes), 104 
"William, 104 


Thomas, 345 


-'Aaron, 49, 68, 222 

^Abbie M. (Graves), 257 

/Abbv, 112 

^ Abby D., 237 
Abby E., 181 

\.Abby F., 249 
Abby M. (Capen) Reed, 274 
Abbv N. (Smith), 260 
Abby O., 183 
Abby (W^aterman), 112 
Abiel, 351, 352 
Abigail (d. young), 45, 71 
Abigail (single), 54, 87. 354 
Abigail (m. Bacon), 354 
Abigail (m. Bancroft), 24 
Abigail (m. Chandler), 62 
Abigail (m. Glover). 36 
Abigail (m. Gray), 153 
Abigail (m. Woodcock), 49 
Abigail (Atwood),2l2 
Abigail B. (Hinckley), 248 
Abigail B. (Warren), 251 
Abigail (Edwards) Ranks, 

Holmes (cont'd). 
Abigail (Johnson), 87 
Abigail (Pierce) Tildeu),70 
Abigail (Savell), 71 
Abigail (Seamens), 107 
Abilene, 64 

Abilene (Richmond), 64 
Abraham, 166, 245, 356 
Achsah A., 213 
Achsah E,, 287 
Addie A., 295 
Addie E. (Warren), 289 
Addie F., 276 
Addie L, 313 
Addie J. (Hayden), 316 
Addie L., 269 
Addie M.. 234 
Addie M. (Risley), 327 
Adelaide A., 112* 
Adelaide A. (Twiss), 312 
Adelaide B., 198 
Adelaide C, 277 
Adelaide F., 239 
Adelaide (Walker), 291 
Adelia F.. 327 
Adelia (Wilson), 321 
Adaline (Fowler), 272 
Adaline (Saunders), 187 
Adeline J., 231 
Adeline W., 141 
Adna B., 318 
Adriana G., 192 
Agnes, 187 
Akerly, 333 
Alan son J., 59 
Albert, 218, 256, 294 
Albert B., 358 
Albert G., 106 
Albert G. E.. 255, 317, 318 
Albert J., 332 
Albert N., 306, 359 
Albert P., 277 
Albert S., 281 
Albert W., 326, 274 
Alberta, 321 
Albertina L., 169 
Albertine (Kellogg), 173 
Alden B., 279 
Alexander J., 157 
Alfred, 65, 66 
Alfred C, 87 
Alfred E., 183 
Alfred W., 316 
Alice, 153. 356 
Alice A., 317 
Alice C. (Wilkins), 185 
Alice D. (Crockett), 277 
Alice E., 235 
Alice G. (Maguire), 303 
Alice (Jones), 150 
Alice L. (married), 285, 315 
Alice L. (single), 185, 357 
Alice M. (Howe), 338 



Holmes (cont'd). 

Alice S., 181, 262 

Alice S. (Jackson), 260 

Alice T., 249 

Alice W.. 232 

Alinda E. (Cobb), 323 

Allen, 293, 323 

Allen A., 323 

Allie, 319 

Allie v., 231 

Allison C. 309 

Allison H., 242 

Alma E. (Kingman), 303 

Alma M. (Robbins), 297 

Almira, 155 

Almira C. (Dowsett), 332 

Almira E., 198 

Almira F. (Hawkins), 198 

Almira (Wild), 154 

Almon, 177, 237 

Alonzo B., 317 

Alton A., 341 

Alvah, 171 

Alvira, 213 

Amanda (Springer), 175 

Amasa W., 67 

Amelia, 113 

Amelia A. (Wier), 266 

Amelia D., 202 

Amelia G. (Johnson), 311 

Amelia (Hutchinson), 185, 

Amelia J.. 353 
Amelia (Lee), 353 
Amelia L. (Jackson), 352 
Amelia :NL (Clark), 285 
Amelia (Potter), 352 
Amelia S., 120 
Amelia S. (Cobb), 215 
Amelia T., 178 
Amity, 46 
Amos (single), 122, 124, 

197, 287 
Amos W., 325 
Amy, 80 
Amy B., 179 
Amy F., 299 
Amy (Hatch), 79 
Andrew B., 175 
Andrew J., 198, 269 
Angelette, 45 
Angeline, 106 
Ann (m. Downes), 32 
Ann (m. Gleason), 39 
Ann (m. Jewell), 41 
Ann (m. Lovett), 26 
Ann (m. Robinson), 82 
Ann (single), 24, 52 
Ann (Macomber), 212 
Ann (Mulberry), 31 
Ann (Rathbone), 66 
Ann (Rockwell), 25 
Ann C, 109 

Holmes (cont'd). 
Ann E. (m. Carter), 103 
AnnE. (m. Sweetland), 143 
Ann E. (m. Whitney), 160 
Ann E. (single), 101, 250 
Ann F. (Monroe), 275 
Ann J. 163, 204 
Ann J. (Tuttle), 256 
Ann L. P. (Atherton), 284 
Ann M. (m. Armsby), 195 
Ann M. (m. Brown), 130 
Ann M. (m. Cottrell), 191 
Ann M. (single), 148 
Ann M. (Crane), 306 
Ann M. (Powell), 246 
Ann M. (Staples), 329 
Ann P. (Carroll), 269 
Ann S., 352 
Ann S. (Davis), 294 
Ann S. (Gay), 207 
Anna (m. Jabez Holmes), 

Anna (m. Smith), 67 
Anna (m. Buttolph), 37 
Anna (single), 119, 124, 231 
Anna B., 195 
Anna C, 275 
Anna E., 175 
Anna G., 239 
Anna (Dustin), 139 
Anna (Glaspy), 334 
Anna (Monk), 74, 76 
Anna J., 193, 230 
Anna J. (Haviland), 255 
Anna L., 309 
Anna L. (Franklin), 276 
Anna M., 246. 287 
Anna M. (Elliott), 271 
Anna M. (Hobart), 244 
Anna M. (McCurdy), 231 
Anna T. (Pumphret), 337 
Anna W., 228 
Anna W. (Bradford), 137 
Anne (Baker), 255 
Annette, 223, 313 
Annie, 214, 288 
Annie S., 332 
Annie T., 289 
Annie V., 318 
Anson I., 331 
Anthony D., 260 
Antoinette R. (Brown), 255 
AramandaE. (Schweitzer), 

Archie W., 317 
Arlene A., 290 
Arnold E., 290 
Arthur, 300 
Arthur A.. 319 
Arthur B., 327 
Arthur C, 174 
Arthur D,. 334 
Arthur H., 271, 341 

Holmes (cont'd). 

Arthur L., 292. 326 

Arthur P., 184 

Arthur W., 251 

Arthur Z., 328 

Asa, 115, 351 

Asahel B., 257 

Asenath (Cushman), 147 

Ashton B., 334 

Augusta E., 285 

Augusta (Hale), 231 

Augustin, 221 

Augustus (of Attleboro), 

Augustus (single), 100, 319 

Augustus S., 256 

Austris, 66 

Avelia (Smallidge), 331 

Barzillai, 163 

Bathsheba, 350 

Bathshua, 351 

Belinda, 77 

Belle (Owen), 270 

Belya M., 304 

Benetta W. (Sears), 320 

Benjamin (British Provin- 
ces), 332 

Benjamin (of Halifax, 
N. S.), 83 

Benjamin (mentioned), 280 

Benjamin (of Sharon), 126 

Benjamin (single), 51, 127 

Benjamin E., 340 

Benjamin F., 267, 271, 334 

Benjamin L., 288, 289 

Benjamin M., 5 1 

Benjamin T., 127 

Bernard, 200 

Bernice A. (Hall), 264 

Bertha A„ 257 

Bertha D., 304 

Bertha E., 185 

Bertha E. (Russell), 342 

Bertha F., 324 

Bertha M., 256 

Bertha (Wilson), 325 

Berthier "W., 314 

Berthier W. Jr., 340 

Bessie M. (Dewey), 335 

Bethia, 57, 77, 84 

Bethia (Morse), 75 

Betsey (married), 60, 77 

Betsey (single), 69, 115, 117 

Betsey A., 223 

Betsey (Bemis), 148 

Betsey (Gates), 105 

Betsey (George), 144 

Betsey (Hall), 17 

Betsey (Preston), 113 

Betsey (Southworth), 127 

Betsey (Spaulding), 113 

Betsey (Sweetland), 142 

Betsey (Taylor), 172 



Holmes (cont'd). 

Bettv, 67 
Blanche 0., 295 
Blanche L., 322 
Blanche M.. 176 
Blanche O., 316 
Bradford, 247 
Bradford H., 249 
Bradley H., 101 
Bradner P., 323 
Burnham M., 322, 357 
Burton A., 3o4 
Burton M., 341 
Bvron, 116, 226 
Byron S., 301 
Calvin, 92 
Calvin B., 187 
Calista (Bennett), 235 
Calista E., 303 
Carl, 322 
Carl E.. 87 
Caroline, 200, 218 
Caroline A., 150 
Caroline E.. 104, HI, 173 
Caroline (Buttrick), 164 
Caroline E. (Smith), 207 
Caroline (Fuller), 149 
Caroline L., 207 
Caroline P., 175 
Caroline P. (Bowden), 314 
Caroline (Perrin), 111 
Carrie, 182 

Carrie A. (^axe), 337 
Carrie B. (Page), 174 
Carrie M., 309 
Carson, 321 
Cassius R., 284 
Cathalena E., 284 
Catherine (m. Dean), 66 
Catherine (ra, Knowlton), 

Catherine (m. Pettee), 49 
Catherine (single), 280, 284 
Catherine (Achorn), 203 
Catherine A. (Fowler), 272 
Catherine (Belisterling), 

Catherine B. (Locke), 202 
Catherine (Caswell), 212 
Catherine F. (Steele), 319 
Catherine (Koughnet), 225 
Catherine P.. 126 
Catherine (Welch), 39 
Cecil H., 309 
Celia A., 174 
Celia E. (Johnson), 266 
Chandler, 352 
Charity, 9 

Charity M. (Burt), 229 
Charles (single). 109, 212,- 

277, 285, 353 
Charles (of Dorchester), 240 
Charles (of N. Y. Sate), 268 

Holmes (cont'd). 
Charles (of Ohio), 358 
Charles (of Rockland), 201 
Charles, Deacon (of Sha- 
ron), 206 
Charles (of Sturbridge), 184 
Charles (of Wisconsin), 294 
Charles A., 308, 335, 336 
Charles B., 275 
Charles C, 310 
Charles Edwin (single), 

235, 281, 308 
Charles Ernest (of Stough- 

ton), 315 
Charles Everett, 330 
Charles F., 146, 183, 232 
Charles H., 164 
Charles Harrison, 230 
Charles Henry (of Carver), 

Charles Henry (of Milton) , 

Charles Herbert, 308 
Charles I., 339 
Charles L., 108 
Charles N., 329 
Charles S. (single), 280 
Charles S. (of Rockland), 

276, 358 
Charles T., 305 
Charles Warren (married), 

Charles Wheaton, (single), 

Charles Wilbur (single), 

Charles Willard (single), 

Charles William (married) , 

Charles Winthrop (single), 

Charlotte (single), 135, 196, 

Charlotte (m. Allen), 81 
Charlotte (m. Coombs), 219 
Charlotte (m. Gottry), 225 
Charlotte (m. White), 165 
Charlotte C, 332 
Charlotte (Drake), 274 
Charlotte D. (Robinson), 

Charlotte (Hunt), 225 
Charlotte (Pierce), 164 
Charlotte (Taunt), 73 
Chloe, 50 

ChloeT. (Plympton), 184 
Christina M. (Ward), 234 
Clara U. (Dawley), 341 
Clara, 289 
Clara A., 98, 356 
Clara (Alexander), 243 
Clara A. (O'Donnell), 333 

Holmes (cont'd). 

Clare B. (Hardy) Norton, 

Clara B. (Hooper), 290 
Clara E., 175, 246 
Clara E. (Mallory), 317 
Clara L. (Boyden), 326 
Clara M., 306 
Clara M. (Fleming), 217 
Clara R., 289 
Clarence E., 336 
Clarence L., 336 
Clarence M., 192 
Clarence R., 341 
ClarindaE. (Swinford), 302 
Clarissa, 66, 100, 166 
Clarissa (Brockway), 272 
Clarissa A. (Carrier), 187 
Clarissa F., 159 
Clarissa J., 187, 207 
Clarissa (Johnson), 207 
Clarissa (Jones), 166 
Clarissa P., 224 
Claude E., 343 
Clement, 246 
Cleo I., 336 
Clifford, 218 
Clinton E., 255 
Comfort E., 211 
Constance, 261 
Cora E., 233, 256 
Cora E. (Davidson), 318 
Cora M. V. (Corliss), 312 
Cora S., 295 
Cordelia E., 240 
Cornelia E., 104 
Cornelia C, 190 
Cornelia M., 107 
Cornelia P. (Whipple), 177 
Cornelius S., 296 
Curtis, 115 
Curtis R.. 114 
Cynthia (m. Belcher), 223 
Cynthia (m. Crombie), 139 
Cynthia (m. Shattuck), 218 
Cynthia (single), 75, 78, 222 
Cynthia A. (Jencks), 234 
Cynthia J., 293 
Cyrus. 236, 357 
Cvrus J., 304 
Cyrus W., 303 
Daisy E. (Klingman), 290 
Daisy M., 70 
Daniel (single), 189, 197 
Daniel (of N.Y. State). 192 
Daniel (of Providence), 199, 

Daniel C, 215 
Daniel F., 107, 327 
Daniel H., 183 
Daniel R., 173 
Daniel W., 148 [72,351 
David (single), 38, 60, 69, 



Holmes (cont'd). 
David, Jr. (of Dorchester), 

David (of Francestown, 

N. H.), 139 
David, Jr. (of Francestown, 

N. H.), 229 
David (of Milton), 344 
David (of New Brunswick), 

David (of Pomfret, Ct.), 

David A., 185, 263 
Davis, 148 
Deborah, 1, 3 
Deborah A. (Hawkins), 

Deborah M. (Tuthill), 163 
Delia. 148 

Delia A. (Upham), 183 
DeLosse I., 300 
Dena, 119 
Desire, 69 

Desire (Everett), 68 
Desire (Spicer), 38 
Diadema, 60 
Dianna (Perrin), 111 
Dimmis, 40, 67 
Donald P., 262 
Donald S., 300 
Dora B., 244 
Dora M., 250 
Dora M. (Holmes) Corey, 

250, 313 
Dorcas, 124 

Dorcas (Partridge), 123 
Dorcas (Richmond), 65 
Dorothy (married), 26, 132 
Dorothy (single), 41, 260, 

Dorothv M., 327 
Dorris JE., 343 
Dorris M., 326 
Douglas, 261 
Dudleigh D., 261 
Duncan A., 260 
Earle C, 312 
Ebenezer (d. young), 64 
Ebenezer (of Dorchester), 

20, 158, 356 
Ebenezer (of Montpelier, 

Vt.), 88 
Ebenezer (of Pomfret, Ct.), 

38, 62, 355 
Ebenezer (of Roxbury), 35 
Ebenezer (of Sharon), 74 
Ebenezer (of Stoughton),73 
Ebenezer (of Woodstock, 

Conn.), 351, 352, 353 
Eber, 188 
Eber B., 321 
Edith A., 185 
Edith G., 340 

Holmes (cont'd). 
Edith L., 278, 315 
Edith M., 252, 333 
Edith M. (Whiteside), 340 
Edith R., 315 
Edna (Begley), 343 
Edna C, 185 
Edna E., 330 
Edna M., 230 
Edrich T., 251 
Edward (single), 72, 128, 

148, 174 
Edward (of Langdon, N. 

H,), 290 
Edward (of No. Hanson), 

Edward A., 173, 185 
Edward B., 164 
Edward J., 353 
Edward M., 181 
Edward O., 242, 310, 311 
Edward R., 342 
Edward W., 335 
Edwin Dr. (New Jersey), 

Edwin, Rev., 98 
Edwin (single), 159 
Edwin (of Wisconsin), 268 
Edwin A., 89, 241, 306 
Edwin B., 324 
Edwin C, 308 
Edwin F., 319 
Edwin J., 309 
Edwin P., 98 
Edwin S., 305, 339 
Elbridge, 161 
Elbridge G., 325 
Eldon F.. 316 
Eleanor F., 144 
Eleazar, 332 ^ 
Elgin A., 87'*^ 
Eliakim, 102 
Elijah (d. young), 197 
Elijah (single), 37, 91 
Elijah (of Lynn), 247 
Elijah (of New Brunswick), 

287, 359 
Elijah (N. Y. State), 99 
Elijah (of Rockland, Me.), 

Elijah E., 200 
EHphalet, 79, 142 
Eliphalet S., 233 
Elisha, 54, 156 
Eliza (d. young), 137, 218 
Eliza (single), 73 
Eliza (m. Coleman), 209, 

Eliza (m. Draper), 82 
Eliza (m. Feddes), 52 
Eliza (m. Rider), 99 
Eliza (Babcock), 100 
Eliza (Congdon), 109 

Holmes (cont'd^. 

Eliza (Curry), 176 
Eliza (Hecox), 194 
Eliza (Lingley), 239 
Eliza A., 146, 196, 253 
Eliza C, 201 
Eliza M., 250 
Eliza R., 90, 250 
Eliza A. (Burr), 183 
Eliza A. (Haddin), 266 
Eliza A. (Hopkins) Sears, 

Eliza A. (Tower), 250 
Elizabeth (d. young), 6 
Elizabeth (mentioned), 175 
Elizabeth (single), 128, 350 - 
Elizabeth (m. unknown), 59 
Elizabeth (m. Bronsdon), 

Elizabeth (m. Capen), 35 
Elizabeth (m. Cook), 155 
Elizabeth (m. Cooley), 220 
Elizabeth (m. Cushing), 15 
Elizabeth (m. Fisher), 46 
Elizabeth (m. Fowle), 33 
Elizabeth (m. Holmes), 140 ^ 
Elizabeth (m. Loomis), 25 
Elizabeth (m. McDonald). 

Elizabeth (m. Morse), 72 
Elizabeth (m. Taunt), 45 

Elizabeth (Barrett), 352 

Elizabeth (Bedelle), 87 

Elizabeth (Clap), 4 

Elizabeth ( Clap) Went- 
worth, 42 

Elizabeth (Dillon). 287 

Elizabeth (Gates), 25 

Elizabeth (Lund), 218 

Elizabeth (Wilder), 243 

Elizabeth B., 138 

Elizabeth C, 106, 181 

Elizabeth F., 205 

Elizabeth H., 143 

Elizabeth J., 164 

Elizabeth P., 210 

Elizabeth W., 243 

Elizabeth A. (Betts), 289 

Elizabeth A. (Hanson), 327 

Elizabeth E. (Crafts), 253 

Elizabeth N. (Cook), 334 

Elizabeth P. (Hawkins), 

Elizabeth S. (Cordis), 240 

Ella, 212 

Ella D., 192 

Ella (Gardner), 316 

Ella (Greenleaf), 87 

Ella J. (Millard,) 325 

Ella M., 239, 358 

EUaV. (Burch),320 

Ellen, 223 

Ellen A. (Howes), 181 



Holmes (cont'd). 

Ellen C, 173 

Ellen E., 270 

Ellen E. (Harmon). 234 

Ellen F. (Bent), 286 

Ellen M., 207, 238 

Ellen R.. 308 

Elliott, 102 

Elmer E., 28o, 318 

Elniira, 177 

Elsie A., 318 

Elsie E., 299 

Elsie L., 318 

Elva M., 340 

Elvin D., 289 

Elvira, 103 

Elvii-a (Barrett), 229 

Emeline, 65, 284 

Emeline A. L. (Smith), 130 

Emeline J. (Waudell), 294 

Emeline M., 203 

Emeline P., 239 

Emeline R, (Twichell), 228 

Emilv (married), 142, 219 

Emily (single), 209, 280 

Emilv A., 211, 283 

Emilv E., 104 

Emilv F., 2.53 

Emilv J. (Pulsifer), 290 

Emily S., 297 

Emma A., 253, 284 

Emma A. (Green). 313 

Emma A-T (Wafful), 175 

Emma B. (Stearns), 270 

Emma E., 205, 332 

Emma E. (Hormel), 305 

Emma F. (married), 227, 

Emma F. (single), 234, 292, 

Emma J., 251 
Emma L., 246, 269 
Emma L. (Carter), 308 
Emma L. (Rexford), 268 
Emma S., 291 
Emma S. (Shaw), 180 
EmmaT., 351 
Emma W., 340 
Enoch (of Francestown, 

N. H.), 77 
Enoch (of Sharon), 121 
Enoch, Jr. (of Sharon), 196 
Enoch (of Canton), 273 
Erastus N., 238, 357 
Erastus W., 307, 359 
Ernest, 149, 336 
Ernest tj., 87 
Ernest L., 339 
Ernest R., 323 
Esta R., 358 

Estclla M. (Stratton), 217 
Estella (Sage), 312 
Esther (married), 39, 351 

Holmes (cont'd). 

Esther (single), 24, 37, 119, 

Esther P., 334 
Esther R. Moody, 231 
Esther (Rhodes), 118 
Esther A., 319 
Ethel C, 336 
Ethel D., 318 
Ethel E., 302 
Ethel E. (Follett), 343 
Ethel L., 303 
Ethelbert V., 333 
EttaL. (Irons). 326 
Eugenia T. (Doyle), 278 
Eunice, 56. 236 
Eunice B., 290 
Eunice (Hall), 140 
Eunice (Richards), 60 
Eva A., 298 
EvaB., 175 
Eva E., 299 
Eva M., 323 

EvaM. (Blanchard). 298 
Evelyn, 319 
Evelyn B., 315, 340 
Evelyn F. (Keene), 331 
Everett B., 310 
Everett N., 300 
Ezekiel, 167 
Ezra (of Conn.), 116 
Ezra (of Dudley), 150, 356 
Ezra (of N.Y." State), 190 
Ezra (of Ohio), 269 
Ezra D., 193 
Ezra L., 266, 304 
Experience, 350 
Fannie (d. young), 126, 213 
Fannie (m. Pennock), 117 
Fannie A. (Coleman), 342 
Fannie J., 294 
Fannie (Mitchell), 289 
Fanny (single), 118. 260 
Fanny A., 142 
Fanny B., 135 
Fanny (Dixwell), 353 
Fanny (Frost), 180 
Fanny G., 195 
Fanny H., 80 
Fanny M., 134 
Farrand O., 261 
Fidelia V., 291 
Fisher, 160, 252 
Flora B., 297 
Flora G., 295 
Flora I., 326 
Flora J., 267 

Flora M. (Franklin), 338 
Florence E. (Jerauld), 307 
Florence E. (Leeds), 311 
Florence H., 178 
Florence M., 185, 299, 325 
Floyd M., 307 

Holmes (cont'd). 
Frances (d. young), 113,209 
Frances (Briggs), 233 
Frances (m. Peck). 277 
Frances (VanVranken), 170 
Frances A. (d. young). 266 
Frances A. (Abbott), 323 
Frances A. (m. Bunker),283 
Frances A. (Peavey), 296 
Frances A. (m."\Valiace),140 
Frances A. (m. Whitney), 

Frances E., 112. 148 
Frances H. (Millhouse),318 
Frances J. (Waudell), 295 
Frances L., 284, 289 
Frances M., 19i, 266 
Francis (d. young), 253 
Francis (of Concord, X.H.), 

Francis E., 185, 356 
Francis H., 187, 260 
Frank (d. young), 313 
Frank (married), 2S5 
Frank (singled 193. 268 
Frank (of Stoddard, X.H.), 

Frank A., 241, 338 
Frank B„ 358 
Frank D., 258, 276 
Frank E., 185, 301, 357 
Frank F., 180 
Frank G., 338 
Frank H., 234, 307 
Frank L., 289, 318 
Frank M., 228 
Frank R., 320 
Frank W. (of Chicago). 325 
Frank W. (of Conn.), 272 
Frank W. (No. Attleboro), 

82, 302 
Frank W. (single), 267, 298 
Franklin H., 230 
Fred, 258 
Fred A., 317 
Fred D. 258, 342 
Fred H., 244, 338 
Fred X., 328 
Fred S., 308 
Frederic (of E. Stoughton), 

Frederic (of Lynn), 313 
Frederic (of Pomfret, 

Conn.). 107 
Frederic (of Sturbridge), 

Frederic A.(of Binghamton, 

N. Y.), 98, 356 
Frederic A. (of Dorches- 
ter) 308 
Frederic D., 174 
Frederick E., 342 
Frederick N., 335 



Holmes (cont'd). 

Frederic P., 185, 306, 359 
Freedom L. (Buell), 160 
Freelovc J., 181 
Freelove T. (Wilbur), 180 
Frieda S. (Boise), 254 
Frieda (Von Kissenned- 

ther), 262 
Gardner E., 286 
Genevieve, 244 
George (d. young), 219, 

George (single,) 87, 193,217 
George (of Boston), 31 
George, Capt. (of Uolches- 

ter), 39 
George (of Colchester, 

Conn,) 66, 114 
George (corporal), 11 
George (of Dorchester), 239 
George (of Fall River), 204 
George (of Halifax, N. S.), 

George (pioneer), 1 
George, Capt. (of Rock- 
land), 278 
George (of Salisbury, 

Conn.), 117 
George (of South Boston), 

George (of Stoddard,N.H.), 

George (of Sturbridge), 183 
George (of Wisconsin), 267 
George A., 293, 328, 334 
George B., 144 
George E. (d. young), 278, 

George E. (single), 87, 203 
George E. (of Chicago), 337 
George E. (of Illinois), 222 
George G., 305 
George H., 240 
George I., 114 
George M. (single), 233, 

George M. (of Stoddard), 

George M. (d. young), 248 
George M. (N. Y. State), 

George O., 275 
George P„ 268 
George S., 338 
George W. (d. young), 109, 

George W. (single), 179, 

George W. (of Sturbridge) , 

Georgia A., 266 
Georgianna B., 260 
Georgianna (Brigham), 240 

Holmes (cont'd). 
Geraldine F., 198, 276 
Geraldine W., 290, 327 
Gertie F., 551, 330 
Gertrude, 286 
Gertrude B., 272 
Gertrude E., 231 
Gilman, 204 
Gilman D., 296 
Gladys E., 327 
Gladys L., 329 
Glenna M. (Van Volken- 

burg), 323 
Grace, 185 

Grace (Chittenden), 116 
Grace E., 178 
Grace I., 178 
Grace (King), 102 
Grace L., 175 
Grace M., 103, 291 
Grace R., 320, 357, 358 
Gracie, 333 

Gratia M. (Evans), 290 
Greta L., 333 
Guy A., 309 
Guy L., 330 
Guy S., 271 
Hamilton, 230 
Hannah (d. voung), 77, 81, 

124, 135", 288 
Hannah (single), 52, 351 
Hannah (m. Bullard), 69 
Hannah (m. Ide), 49 
Hannah (m. Mason), 348 
Hannah (m. Meigs), 96 
Hannah (m. Ramsay), 201 
Hannah (m. Talbot)", 127 
Hannah (m. Vose), 55 
Hannah A., 332 
Hannah B.. 138 
Hannah (Badlam), 58 
Hannah (Bailey), 91 
Hannah (Bullock), 188 
Hannah (Crane), 41 
Hannah (Ewell), 134 
Hannah F. (m. Clapp), 122 
Hannah (m. (1) Fish, (2) 

Rogers), 189 
Hannah (m. French), 94 
Hannah (m. Holbrook), 92 
Hannah (Hastings), 47 
Hannah J., 181 
Hannah (Jacobs), 157 
Hannah (Jenckes), 107 
Hannah (]\Iorse), 122 
Hannah (Newell), 347, 349 
Hannah P., 219 
Hannah (Paul), 88, 91 
Hannah R., 159 
Hannah (Richards), 136 
Hannah T., 147 
Hannah (Tyler), 81 
Hannah (Smith), 55 

' Holmes (cont'd). 

Hannah (Wirt), 267, 358 
Harold B., 258 
Harold E., 329 
Harold H., 341 
Harriet (d. young), 136,258 
Harriet (m. Bangs), 151 
Harriet (m. Carpenter), 226 
Harriet (m. Duncan), 321 
Harriet (m. Morgan), 118 
Harriet (m. Page), 142 
Harriet A., 180, 266 
Harriet (Billings), 169 
Harriet (Cheney), 265 
Harriet E. (d. young), 192, 

199, 291 
Harriet E. (m. Seeley), 194 
Harriet (m. Tatman), 110 
Harriet E. (Allen), 184 
Harriet E. (Bartlett), 175 
Harriet E. (Leonard), 105, 

Harriet F., 247 
Harriet G., 67, 144, 192 
Harriet (Gillespie), 174 
Harriet H. (Alexander), 247 
Harriet L., 232 
Harriet M., 211, 265 
Harriet (Mallory), 292 
Harriet N., 178, 314 
Harriet S., 193 
Harriet W., 59 
Harrison, 142, 145, 229 
Harry (single), 87,263 
Harrv (nickname), 328. See 

Hiram C, p. 327 
Harry (of Ohio), 193 
Harrv L (single), 266, 267 
Harry L. (of Fairfield, Me.), 

Harrv L. (of Minneapolis), 

Harrv L. (of Warner, 

N. H.), 337 
Harry M., 317 
Harry R., 174 
Harry S., 282 
Hartley, 105, 356 
Hartley H., 261 
Hartwell, 351 
Harvey, 112 
Harvey E., 263 
Harvey H., 114, 187 
Harve"y O, 343 
Hattie" C, 358 
Hattie L.. 252 
Hazel J., 341 
Hazel M., 333, 340 
Hazel R., 326 
Hedwig (Lcmke), 311 
Helen, 324 
Helen A., 334 
Helen B., 171, 260 



HoLMRS (cont'd) . 
Helen B. (Morrill). 271 
Helen C. (Jenkins), 254 
Helen D., 279 
Helen (Davenport), 311 
Helen C, 261 
Helen ¥., 186 
Helen H., 319 
Helen L., 278, 279. 343 
Helen (Lake), 339 
Helen M, (Greeley), 310 
Helen (Stanton). 254 
Henrietta A.. 146, 149 
Henrietta (Brainard), 172 
Henrietta F. (Johnston), 

Henrietta (Wigglesworth) , 

Henry (single), 102 
Henrv (of Colchester, 

Conn.), 114 
Henrv (of Francestown, 

N. H.). 230 
Henrv (of N. Y. State), 341 
Henry (of Ohio), 267, 357 
Henrv A., 146 
Henry C, 240, 243, 264 
Henry D., 297 
Henrv E., 282, 315 
Henrv G., 67 
Henrv H., 308, 358 
Henry J. G., 315 
Henrv \t. 197 
Henry M., llev., 243 
Henrv P., 24, 262 
Henry W., 358 
Herbert, 280 
Herbert A., 147, 334 
Herbert F.. 282 
Herbert O., 314 
Herman H., 244 
Hester M, (Mcintosh). 277 
Hettie, 327 

Hiel. (See Daniel H) . 
Hiram, 218, 231 
Hiram A., 270 
Hiram C, 327 
Homer T., 309 
Horace, 105, 118 
Horace H., 292 
Horace F., 249 
Horace W„ 170 
Horatio M., 323 
Howard A., 324 
Howard H.. 115 
Howard S., 181 
Howard W., 333 
Hulda, 63. 92, 352 
Hulda (Perrin), 107 
Ichabod, 21, 139 
IdaL.. 184, 234 
Ida (Safford), 299 
Imogen F,, 198 

Holmes (cont'd). 
Imogen C, 293 
Ina B. (Gray), 264 
Ina E., 267 
Ira (of Avon), 253 
Ira (of Colchester, Conn)., 

Ira (of Stoddard, N. H.), 

Ira (of Taunton), 246 
Ira M., 261 
Ira W., 187 
Irene, 336 
Irene D., 196 
Iretta (Wells), 321 
Irma H., 262 
Irving L., 301 
Irwin F., 314 
Isabel, 50 
Isabel A., 188, 285 
Isabel L. (Grant), 281 
Isabella, 212 
Isabella A. (McChesnev), 

Isaiah, 91. 100 
Issachar, 44, 69, 72 
Iva E., 192 
Iva I., 336 
Iva M.. 271 
Ivy (Willfong), 299 
Jacob (single), 354 
Jacob (of Carver), 212 
Jacob (mentioned). 175 
Jacob (of Sharon), 127 
Jabez (of Francestown, 

N.H.), 78, 140 
Jabez (N.Y. State), 217 
James (d. young), 45, 195 
James (single). 66, 118 
James (of Attk^boro), 143 
James (of Salisbury, Conn.) 

67, 115, 355 
James (of Woodstock, 

Conn.), 347, 354 
James A., 250, 301 
James B., 341 
James F., 161. 242 
James H., 161, 332 
James I., 146 
James L.. 233, 280, 289 
James O.. 274 
James P.. 264 
James R., 266 
Jane (single). 118. 268 
Jane (m. Canfield) , 225 
Jane (m. Lvford), 224 
Jane (w. of David), 344 
Jane (w. of Henry), 230 
Jane (w. of James), 354 
Jane E.. 156 
Jane (Evans), 303 
Jane E. (Graham), 301 
Jane M., 200 

HOT.MKS (cont'd). 
Jane (McMillan), 179 
Jane S.. 99, 190 
Jane (Wirt). 268, 358 
Janette M.. 279 
Jasper. 176 
Jay H., 342 
Jeannette I. (Spaulding), 

Jeannette L., 289 
Jefferson A.. 298 
Jehoshaphat, 22. 37. 59 
Jemima (Gardner), 66 
Jemima (Lvons), 74 
Jennie, 239," 268 
Jennie (Applebv), 332 
Jennie E., 174, 269 
Jennie F.. 315 
Jennie L. (Carstens), 342 
Jennie P., 183, 268 
Jennie S. (VanDeusen), 170 
Jennie W., 275 
Jeremiah (d. young). 119 
Jeremiah (single), 353 
Jeremiah (of Dedham), 195 
Jeremiah (of Sharon), 199 
Jeremy, 156, 356 
Jerusha, 37, 45, 92 
Jerusha B., 73 
Jesse (single), 71, 102, 213 
Jesse (of Boston), 211 
Jesse (of Stoughton), 120, 

Jesse A., 286 
Jesse N., 105, 175 
Jessie H., 217 
Jessie (Leach), 340 
Jezaniah. 61, 101 
Joanna. 80, 142 
Joanna (Ainsworth), 351 
Joanna (Gould). 141 
Joanna (Kingsbury), 47 
Joanna W. (Page), 167 
Joel, 273 

John (d. young), 38 
John (single), 24, 38, 73, 

88, 214 
John (of Boston). 28 
John (of Colchester.Conn.), 

John, Capt. (of Colchester, 

Conn.), 41 
John (of Dorchester), 10 
John (England), 1 
John (of New Brunswick), 

John (of N. Y. State), 102, 

John (of Salisbury, Conn.), 

John (of Sharon), 68 
John, Capt, (of Sheffield), 




Holmes (cont'd). 
John (of Stoughton) , 87 
Jonh, Lieut, (of Stough- 
ton), 42 
John, Lieut, and Deac. (of 

Stoughton), 58 
John (of Stow), 2o, 355 
John (of Wisconsin), 218 
John (of Woodstock, 

Conn.), 347, 349, 350, 

351, 352 
John B., 101, 260 
JohnB. F., 198 
John D.. 175 
John E., 238, 263, 303 
John F., 178, 320, 329 
John H., 303 
John J., 181 
John L., 320 

John M. (d. young), 195 
John M. (single), 254 
John M. (Mt. Desert), 284 
John M. (Rev. and D.D.), 

JohnN., 177, 259 
John P., 195, 334 
John R., 67, 186, 334 
Jonah Brewster, 37 
Jonathan, 16, .59 
Joseph (d. young), 127 
Joseph (single), 91, 128, 

148, 209, 351, 354 
Joseph (of Attleboro), 81 
Joseph (of Boston), 11 
Joseph (of California), 231 
Joseph (of Dedham), 47 
Joseph (of Dorchester), 4, 

Joseph (Maine), 127 
Joseph (of No. Hanson), 

Joseph (of Portsmouth), 

Joseph (of Sharon), 129 
Joseph (of Stoughton), 73, 

Joseph D., 260 
Joseph E., 211 
Joseph L., 232, 235 
Joseph W., 114, 290 
Josephine E., 232 
Joshua, 66, 117, 118 
Joshua R., 114, 149 
Josiah, 350 
JosiahK., 128 
Joyce J., 319 
Judson, 101 
Julia, 82, 118, 188 
Julia A., 168 
Julia A. (Bennett), 320 
Julia (Arnold), 141 
Julia F., 157, 161. 205 
Julia (Hartshorn), 232 

Holmes (cowt'cl). 

Juliette T. (Lynch), 174 

Justin, 67, 291 

KateB., 195 

Kate C, 281 

Kate E. (Bachelder), 324 

Kate F., 195 

Kate H. (Prentiss), 265 

Kate M., 330 

Kate M. (McDonald), 266 

Katherine, 261, 263, 271 

Katherine (Clark) (Bra- 
man) Hammett, 16 

Katherine M. (Wood), 302 

Katherine R., 260 

Kenneth, 260 

Kenneth L., 311 

Keziah, 44, 69 

Keziah (Thorpe), 42 

Kirk, 324 

Kirk AV., 311 

Kittie, 255 

Kittie A. (Rood), 259 

Kittie C, 326 

Lafayette H., 294 

La Motte, 258 

Lathrop, 357 

Laura F. (d. young), 252 

Laura F. (ra. Hunt), 335 

Laura F. (m. Powers), 246 

Laura J., 251 

Laura M., 163, 190 

Laura S. (Farr), 335 

Laurain A. (Durfee), 223 

Laurilla, 137 

Lavantia C, 172 

La "Verne, 336 

Lavinia M., 137 

Lawrence M., 298 

Lee, 235 

Leland L.. 340 

Lemuel (of Pomfret, Conn.) , 
63, 64, 107 

Lemuel A., 182 

Lemuel L., 109, 185 

LenaB., 184, 270, 323 

Lena E., 323 

LenaF. (Brown), 262 

Leon C, 217 

Leon D., 301 

Leon P., 309 

Leona A., 298 

LeonaD., 333 

Leonard (of Attleboro), 149 

Leonard (of Avon), 253 

Leonard (of Mt. Desert), 
209, 282 

Leonard (of Woodstock, 
Conn.), 351 

Leonard E., 330 

Leonidas, 172 

Leonidas K. 173, 255 

Leroy F., 338 

Holmes (cont'd). 

Lester, 37, 189, 367 
Levant M., 106 
Levi, 102, 188, 218 
LeAvis (d. young), 81, 165, 

210, 297 
Lewis (single), 214, 287 - 
Lewis (of Dorchester), 164 
Lewis (of Francestown, 

N. H.), 228 
Lewis (of Mt. Desert), 284 
Lewis (of New Brunswick), 

Lewis (of Pomfret, Conn.), 

Lewis A., 297 
Lewis B., 320 
Lewis C, 333 
Lewis E., 174, 284 
Lewis H., 329 
Lewis J., 149 
Lewis N., 217 
Lewis W., 358 
Libby (Knight), 358 
Liberty, 351 
Lilian B., 252 
Lilian F.. 282 
Lillie S. (Bullock), 310 
Lily M. (Minchener), 261 
Lina F., 304 
Lincoln S., 304 
Linda, 77 
Linda M., 272 
Lizzie (Cluston), 288 
Lizzie E., 251 
Lizzie L., 281, 333 
Lizzie W., 246 
Loammi B., 157 
J^oietta, 259 
Lois (m. Clapp), 45 
Lois (m. Dillon), 236 
Lois (m. Hatch), 50 
Lois (m. (1) Wright, (2) 

Farrington), 69 
Lois A. (Mills), 309 
Lois D., 259 
Lois (Pellett), 351 
Lola, 217 
Lor a B., 301 
LoraC, 112 
Loring, 206 
Lottie A. (Swift), 298 
Lottie M. (Randall), 259 
Louis L., 331 
Louisa, 157 

Louisa E. (Godfrey), 321 
Louisa M., 110 
Louisa T., 149 
Louisa F., 158 
Lucian N., 182, 262 
Lucille A. (Moore), 320 
Lucina, 63 
Lucinda F. (Snow), 325 



Holmes (cont'd). 
Lucinda M. (Keith), 263 
Lucretia (Clark), 352 
Lucretia D. (Morse), 227 
Lucy (d. young), 60 
Lucv (single), 67, 69, 115, 

"116, 209 
Lucy (m. Johnson), 74 
Lucy (m. Monk), 95 
Lucy (m. Perrin), 39 
Lucy (m. Thompson), 132 
Lucy (of Woodstock, 

'Conn), 353 
Lucy (Barber), 116 
Lucy (Billings), 125 
Lucy C, 212 
Lucy F. (Connor), 297 
Lucy G. (Donaldson), 216 
Lucy J. (Britton), 238 
Lucy L., 206, 328 
Lucy N., 182 
Lucy (Nichols), 38 
Lucy K., 237, 304 
Lucy (Wentworth), 326 
Luella A., 250 
LuellaM., 217 
Luke, 222 

Lula E. (Burrington), 327 
Lulu M., 301 
Lura, 102 

Luther (of Hanson), 129 
Luther (N. Y. State), 226 
Luther (of Sharon), 136, 356 
Luther (of Stoughton), 96, 

Luther H., 169 
Luther O., 169 
Luther S., 129 
Lydia (m. Bishop), 31, 355 
Lydia (m. Carter), 37 
Lydia (m. Cutting), 166 
Lydia (m. Elder), 1, 3 
Lydia (m. Greenwood), 15 
Lydia (m. Osborn), 33 
Lydia G., 130 
Lydia (Jones), 226 
Lydia (Sholes), 114 
Lvnian E , 31b 
Mabel D.. 232 
Mabel E., 305 
Mabel E. (Spuhler), 317 
Mabel F., 252 
Mabel I. (Peckham), 332 
Mabel M., 258 
Mabel (Metcalf), 261 
Mabel W., 286 
Madeline A., 198 
Magdalena J. W. (Rich- 
ard), 169 
Magtcie M. (Pennington), 

Mahalah, 222 
Mahala (Doliver), 284 

Holmes (cont'd). 

Malcom L., 315 
Mancell J., 295 
Manford M., 282 
Marcella (Colburn), 353 
Marcellus G., 324, 359 
Marcia, 62, 99 
Marcus, 65,'ll6 
Marcus K., 342 
Marcus M., 291 
Marenda A., 265 
Margaret (d. young), 322 
Margaret (mentioned), 175 
Margaret (m. Dunbar), 348 
Margaret (m. Green), 287 
Margaret (m. Manning), 350 
Margaret (Burke), 218 
Margaret (Burns), 217 
Margaret (Daly), 324 
Margaret (Dixon), 330 
Margaret E., 252, 312 
Margaret T. (Melvin), 297 
^Margaret J., 288 
Margaret (Stanley), 329 
Margaret T., 220 
Margaret (Wellet), 252 
Margaret W. (Kantz), 337 
Marguei'ite, 254 
Marguerite I. (Valiton), 262 
Maria, 109 
Maria A., 110 
Maria A. (Belcher), 315 
Maria A. (Pelton), 190 
Maria C, 249 
Maria E., 197, 270 
Maria L., 280 
Maria L. (Hayden), 316 
Maria (Lucas), 338 
Maria M. (Jones), 263 
Maria S., 171 
Maria (Westcott), 385 
Marian E., 326 
Marian S., 182 
Marian v., 316 
Marie A. (Donovan), 325 
Marie A. (Peters), 190 
Marie A. (Van Lear), 320 
Marie (Bolton), 338 
Marie H., 322 
Marietta (Bacon), 255 
Marilda (Underwood), 301 
Marion, 107 

Marion E. (Webster), 269 
Clarion L., 258 
Marshall, 287 
Marshall E. A., 333 
Martha (d. young), 127, 352 
Martha (single), 352 
Martha (m. Holmes), 114 
Martha (m. Porter), 213 
Martha (m. (1) Wilson, (2) 

Hall), 189 
Martha A., 157, 168, 283 

Holmes (cont'd). 
Martha B., 176 
Martha (Davenport), 158 
Martha E., 159, 192 
Martha E. (Rood), 259 
Martha J. (Scott), 304 
Martha L., 300, 326 
Martha L. (Lewis), 247 
Martha L. (Morton), 327 
Martha M., 175 
Martha (Mead), 221 
Martha M. (Sweet), 101 
Martha M. (Thompson), 100 
Martha (Pratt), 240 
Martha (Talbot), 126 
Martha (Wells), 59 
Martha W. (Richardson), 

Mary (d. young), 28, 30, 38, 

Mary (single), 11, 34, 52, 

82, 118, 350, 353 
Mary (m. Daggett), 50 
Mary (m. Damon), 92 
Mary (m. Dean), 42 
Mary (m. Dow), 128 
Mary (m. Drake), 57 
Mary (m. Estey), 44 
Mary (ni. Gibbs), 126 
Mary (m. Gross), 124 
Mary (m. Hamlin), 59 
Mary (m. Higgins), 210 
Mary (m. Holmes), 41 
Mary (m. Kilbourn), 40 
Mary (m. King), 21 
Mary (m. Kuowles), 152 
Mary (m. McLaughlin), 60 
Mary (m. Morse), 71 
Mary (m. Murphy). 224 
Mary (m. Rich), 189 
Mary (m. Sims), 214 
Mary (m. Syrames), 33 
Mary (m. Tremain), 68 
Mary (m. Way), 26 
Mary (m. White), 73 
Mary (m. Williams), 36 
Mary (m. (I) Woodin, (2) 

Beemau), 177 
Mary (Adams), 60 
Mary (Bucknam), oS 
Mary (Bullard), 26, 81 
Mary (Burt), 2t>0 
Mary (Butler), 98 
Mary (Chamberlain), 72 
Mary (Cluston), 289 
Mary (Ellis), 26 
Mary (Fish), 114 
Mary (George), 20 
Mary (Gilbert), 118 
Mary (Griffin), 267 
Mary (Hall), 51 
Mary (Harris), 41 
Mary (Houghton), 35 



Holmes (cont'd). 
Marv (HoAvlett), 352 
Marv (Johnson), 215, 350 
Mary (Jordan), 38 
Marv (Lafferty), 322 
Mary (Lewis), 140 
Mary (Manchester), 209 
Mary (McGowan), 300 
Mary (Moore), 222 
Mary (Moores), 38 
Mary (Morey), 273 
Mary (Paul), 56 
Mary (Payne), 59 
Mary (Scott), 226 
Mary (Stiles;, 352 
Mary (Underhill), 332 
Mary (Waters), 56 
Mary (Webber), 28 
Mary (Williams), 309 
Marv A. (d. youngj, 203, 

205, 282 
Mary A. (single), 127 
Mary A. (m. Cressey), 221 
Mary A. (m. HoUinshead), 

Mary A. (m. Holmes), 83 
Mary A. (m. Holmes), 229 
Mary A. (m. Lewis), 140 
Mary A. (m. Moore), 287 
Mary A. (m. (1) Rogers, 

'(2) Batchelder), 207 
Mary A. (m. Wilson), 107 
Mary A. ¥., 146 
Mary A. (Dillon), 304 
Mary A. (Kirkbride), 307 
Mary A. (Lane), 104 
Mary A. (Norris), 282 
Mary A. (Parker), 268 
Mary A. (Potter), 197 
Mary A. S., 145 
Mary A. (Sanford), 145 
Mary A. (Spear), 329 
Mary B , 149, 169 
Mary B. (Littlefield), 253 
Mary B. (Lvnch), 310 
Mary B. (Pryor), 201 
Mary C, 129, 179 
Mary C. (Allen), 185 
Mary T)., 95 
Marv E. (d. young), 111, 

216, 235, 239 
Mary E. (single), 307, 334, 

341, 359 
Mary E. (m. Canfield), 190 
Mary E. (m, Dickinson), 

Mary E. (Elmendorf), 292 
Mary E. (m. Grant), 199 
Mary E. (m. Harned), 245 
Mary E. (m. Heth), 226 
Mary E. (m. La Marsh), 162 
Mary E. (m. Morton), 109 
Mary E. (m. Spencer), 193 

Holmes (cont'd). 

Mary E. (m. Towne), 182 
Mary E. (m, Tripp), 215 
Mary E. (Arnold), 233 
Mary E. (Beach), 178 
Mary E. (Bliss), 270 
Mary E. (Bradner), 189 
Mary E. (Dunham), 334 
Mary E. (Hughes), 308 
Mary E. (Landburg), 318 
Mary E. (Leonard), 248 
Mory E. (Monroe), 276 
Mary E. (Neal), 280 
Mary E. P., 163 
Mary E. (Plimpton), 108 
Mary E. (Rosebrook,) 331 
Marv E. (Stimson), 258 
Mary F. (Guliek), 187 
Mary F. (Robinson), 296 
Mary F. (Winn) Leavitt, 

Mary H. (single), 113, 304 
Mary H. (m. Davis), 112 
Mary H. (m. Jenkins), 227 
Mary H. (ra. Stanley), 283 
Mary H. (Bredeen), 242 
Mary H. (Scott), 244 
Mary J. (married), 59 
Mary J. (single), 197 
Mary J. (m. Hicks), 166 
Mary J. (m. Ivins), 191 
Mary J. (m. Parsons), 352 
Mary J. (m. (1) Reed, (2) 

Gannett). 273 
Mary J. (Briggs), 308 
Mary J. (Clovd), 304 
Mary J. (Hadley), 257 
Mary J. (Reynolds), 105 
Mary J. (Richardson), 284 
Mary J. (Sherman), 279 
Mary J. (Spencer), 182 
Mary J. (Thorndike), 278 
Mary L. (single). 260 
Mary L. (m. Cady). 243 
Mary L. (m. Fuller), 136 
Mary L. (Powell), 264 
Mary L. (Pratt). 286 
Mary L. (Stewart), 175 
Mary M., 99, 267 
Mary M. (Williams), 245 
Mary P. (Xajac), 199 
Mary S., 110, 149 
Mary W.. 308 
Mary W. (Monk), 315 
Mason, 139, 297 
Mather, 93 
Mather H., 312 
Maud 0., 317 
May A. (Holden), 328 
Mehitable (d. young), 69 
Mehitable (single), 351 
Mehitable (m. Gay), 119 
Mehitable (m. Trescott), 9 

Holmes (cont'd). 

Mehitable (Hewins), 68 

Mehitable (Hayhew), 351 

Melatiah, 48, 80 

:Melinda E., 204 

Mellville D., 305 

Melvina R., 226 

Jilercy A. (Price), 333 

Merrill TJ., 310 

Merton A., 263, 310 

Michael, 279 

Michael E., 204 

Milan C, 335 

Milan W,, 292 

Mildred E., 310 

Millv, 94 

Milo, 266 

Milton (of Attleboro), 144 

Milton (N. Y. State), 177 

Milton (of Providence), 326 

Milton L., 300 

Milton v., 299 

Minerva, 62, 118, 319 

Minerva M. (Brown), 342 

Minnie, 87 

Minnie B. (Rich), 319 

Minnie E., 268 

Minnie E. (Newhall), 313 

Minnie J. (Johnson), 341 

Minnie L., 315 

Minnie M., 305 

Minot, 140 

Mirabel A., 338 

Miriam S., 306 

Mittie (Osgood), 228 

Morton G., 270 

Moses. 350, 352 

Myra £., 163, 330 

Myra S. (Feruald), 330 

Myron (of Salisbury, Ct.), 

Myron (of Sandusky, N. 

Y.), 265, 357 
Myron (of Sodus, N. Y.), 

Myron A., 169 
Myron D., 272 
Myron W., 323 
Myrtle G., 319 
Nabby E., 121 
Nancy (d. young), 88 
Nancy (single), 66, 73, 122, 

Nancy (married), 218 
Nancy (m. Houston), 78 
Nancy A., 220 
Nancy (Arnold), 143 
Nancy (Baker). 129 
Nancy C. (W^illiston), 282 
Nancy (Clark), 206 
Nancy (DeCartret), 211 
Nancy (Drake), 197 
Nancy H. (Bisbee), 195 



Holmes (cont'd). 
Nancy R., 211 
Nancy (Thompson), 218 
Nancy W., 90 
Nannie B., 216 
Nathan, 59 

Nathan (single), 37, 72, 167 
Nathan (N. Y. State). 59 
Nathan (of Stoughton), 166 
Nathan (of Stowe, Vt.), 141 
Nathan A., 315 
Nathaniel (d. young), 16, 

31, 88 
Nathaniel, Capt., 4, 12 
Nathaniel (of Boston), 28, 

Nathaniel (Deacon of Dor- 
chester), 34 
Nathaniel (of Dedham), 51 
Nathaniel, (Lieut., killed at 

the castle), 17 
Nathaniel (mentioned as 

Dr.), 53 
Nathaniel (N. Y. State), 60 
Nathaniel (of Pomfret, 

Conn.), 38 
Nathaniel (of Roxbury), 6 
Nathaniel (of Stoughton^) 

Nathaniel (of Worcester), 

157, 356 
Nathaniel F., 186 
Nellie, 282 
Nellie B., 265 
Nellie C, 241 
Nellie E., 298, 308 
Nellie F., 329 
Nellie M., 313 
Nellie S., 318 
Nettie, 272 
Nettie F., 316 
Nettie (Newcomer), 336 
Nettie S. (Lines), 322 
Neva, 336 
Niel D., 324 
Nina E., 323 
Obedience, 9, 10, 35 
Olford. (See Alfred). 
Olive (d. joung), 71 
Olive (single)j 49 
Olive (ra. Richards), 62 
Olive (m. Robinson), 60 
Olive B., 181 
Olive C, 179 
Olive (Dillaway), 138 
Olive (Goodell), 61 
Olive (Guild), 92 
Olive H. (Condon), 277 
Olive I.. 172 
Olive (Ingalls), 99 
Olive P., 271 

Olive S., 255 [356 

Olive S. (Hay ward), 156, 

Holmes (cont'd). 

Olive S. (Phinney), 328 

Oliver (single), 353 

Oliver (of Francestown), 
136, 138 

Oliver, Major (of Frances- 
town), 75, 355 

Oliver (of N^H.), 227 

Oliver (of Providence), 197 

Oliver (of Rockland), 197 

Oliver (of Sharon), 127 

Oliver C, 326 

Oliver E., 340 

Oliver G., 337 

Oliver M., 296 

Oliver W., 268, 279 
Poet, 353 

Olivia E., 138, 355 

Ondie W.. 318 

Orange, 172 

Orange B., 237 

Orlando, 250 

Orren W., 293 

Orris, 279, 359 

Oscar C, 335 

Oscar H., 338 

Otis, 162, 197 

Otis B., 275 

Ozra, 102 

Pamelia, 99 

Pamelia A., 173 

Patience, 10, 88 

Patience (Gibbons), 87 

Patience (Topliffe), 6 

Paul, 77, 309 

Paul A., 186, 263 

Paulina, 102 

Pearl C, 324 

Pearl M., 175, 323 

Pearl W., 217 

Peleg, 6 

Penelope, 54 

Percy J., 300, 307 

Percy O., 305 

Perley (of Sturbridge), 64 

Perley (of Woodstock, 
Conn.), 352, 353 

Perley A., 1 08 

Perley E., 333 

Persis, 108 

Persis (Nichols), 108 

Phebe (m. (1) Church, (2) 
Morgan), 68 

Phebe (m. Mason). 60 

Phebe (m. Perrin), 354 

Phebe (Abbott), 352 

Phebe (Adams), 188 

Phebe (Bishop), 117 

Phebe (Grant), 116 

Phebe L., 291 

Phebe (Stanlev), 208 

Phebe W. (Beales), 156 

Phila H. (Parkmau), 184 

Holmes (cont'd). 

PhUa L. (AVoodward), 335 
Philander J., 286 
Philip (single), 92 
Philip (Deacon of Stough- 
ton). 56 
Philip, (Lieut, of Stough- 
ton), 91 
Philip (of Woodstock, 

Conn.), 351 
Philip B., 263 
Philo, 167 
Philomela, 37 
Philura (Smith), 110 
Pitt, 111, 358 
Polly (single), 66, 118 
Polly (m.Ramsdell), 117 
Polly (m. (1) Rider, (2) 

Gavlord), 60 
Polly (Havener), 200 
Prentiss L., 292 
Presley D., 330 
Preston, 218 
Priscilla, 130 
Priscilla (Barker), 105 
Priscilla (Richards), 195 
Prudence I. (Grant), 245 
Prussia M. (Hill), 242 
Rachel (d. young), 118 
Rachel (single), 126, 154 
Rachel (m. Gay) , 86 
Rachel (m. Guild), 54 
Rachel (Allen), 131 
Rachel (Betts), 213 
Rachel (Botsford), 118 
Rachel (Fellows), 67 
Rachel (Fisher), 84 
Rachel (Thompson), 125 
Rachel B. (Lake), 204 
Rachel E., 310 
Rachel F., 187 
Rachel F. (Allen), 145 
Rachel L., 206 
Rachel L., 205 
Rachel T., 209 
Ralph M., 244,305 
Ralph S.. 333 
Randall E., 317 
Raymond C, 244 
Raymond L., 309 
Raymond M., 341 
Rebecca (d. young), 39 
Rebecca (m. Bixby), 76 
Rebecca (m. Fisher), 122 
Rebecca (m. Fowle), 30 
Rebecca (m. Gay), 85 
Rebecca (m. Ide), 49 
Rebecca (m. (I) Ruggles, 

(2) Cotes), 24 
Rebecca C, 147 
Rebecca D. (Thurston), 274 
Rebecca (GoodwiU), 28 
Rebecca (Johnson), 177 



Holmes (cont'd). 
Rebecca L. (Belcher), 314 
Rebecca P., 243 
Rebecca S.. 303 
Rebecca (Whiting) Scoby, 

Rely, 6 

Reua (Bisbee), 167 
Rhoda (Prouty) Corning, 

Richard, 140 
Richard C, 167, 330 
Richard S., 254 
Robert (d. young), 16, 99 
Robert (of Wren tham), 206 
Robert A., 258 
Robert B., 254 
Robert E., 325 
Robert J., 176 
Robert P. (of Pittsburg, 

Pa.). 311 
Robert P., Jr. (single), 312 
Robert P., Capt. (of Wren- 

tham), 244 
Robert T., 241 
Robert W., 332 
Roland W., 305 
Rosamond, 261 
Rosanna (Porter), 238 
Rosette, :i24 

Rose E. (Beiderman), 319 
Roswell, 100, 104 
Roswell H., 179, 261 
Roswell W., 174, 175 
Rowena, 225 

Roxanna S. (Crowell), 265 
Roxy, 61 

Roymanzo D., 217 
Ruby L., 256 
Russell, 2G1 
Russell H., 334 
Russell W., 287 
Ruth. 36 

Ruth A., 176, J 09 
Ruth C. (Ferrin), 337 
Sabrina, 141 
Sadie C, 306 
Sallv (single), 64 
Sally (m. Baker), 133 
Sally (m. Bradford), 77, 355 
Sally (m. Brown), 72 
Sally (m. Holmes), 115 
Sallv (Blossom), 193 
Sally (Dean), 118 
Sally (Havener), 200 
Sallv (Lvon), 351 
Sally (Richards), 100 
Sally (Slauthers), 226 
Sally (Tvler), 149 
Sallv A.'(Xewcomb), 192 
Sallv B. (Smith), 69 
Sally M., 97 
Sally P. (Corey), 222 

Holmes (cont'd). 

SamanthaK. (Conklin),17^ 
Samuel (d. voung), 42, 351 
Samuel (single), 123, 128, 

333, 351, 355 
Samuel (of Attleboro), 81, 

Samuel (of Colchester, 

Conn.), 65, 113 
Samuel (of Dedham), 26 
Samuel (England), 1 
Samuel (of Milton), 154 
Samuel (of New Bruns- 
wick), 288 
Samuel (X. Y. State), 225 
Samuel (of Sharon), 70, 121 
Samuel, Capt. (of South 

Dedham), 41 
Samuel (of Stoughton), 52, 

Samuel A., 240 
Samuel B., 219 
Samuel G., 88 
Samuel N., 178 
Samuel V., 254 
Sanford, 108, 228 
Sarah (d. young), 46, 76, 

88, 108 
Sarah (single), 3,10, 11,51, 
52, 66, 72, 79. 128, 354 
Sarah (m. (1) Barber (2) 

Eddy), 68 
Sarah (m. Bowman), 174 
Sarah (m. Bucknam), 35 
Sarah (m. Cowdery), 191 
Sarah (m. Elliott), 39 
Sarah (m. Fairbanks), 54 
Sarah (m. Gustin), 26 
Sarah (m. Hall), 33 
Sarah (m. Harrington), 200 
Sarah (m. Keith), 142 
Sarah (ra. Kilburu), 40 
Sarah (m. MacGlashen),117 
Sarah (m. Mighill), 24 
Sarah (m. Salter), 15 
Sarah (m. Webb), 37 
Sarah (Amidon), 267 
Sarah (BrcAvster), 37 
Sarah (Chapman), 39 
Sarah (Coney), 45 
Sarah (Ellis), 34 
Sarah (French), 78 
Sarah (Jewell), 67 
Sarah (Kennev), 127 
Sarah (Lawry), 208, 357 
Sarah (Lewis), 139 
Sarah (Marshall), 16 
Sarah (Morse), 126 
Sarah (Pettee), 51 
Sarah (Preston), 162 
Sarah (Stranahan), 186 
Sarah (Thaxter), 12 
Sarah (Trask), 52 

Holmes (cont'd). 
Sarah (Waldo), 22 
Sarah (Wendell), 352 
Sarah (Wis wall), 6 
Sarah (Withington), 20, 34 
Sarah A. (d. young), 231 
Sarah A. (single), 129, 353 
Sarah A. (m. Millard), 144 
Sarah A. (m. Newell), 194 
Sarah A. (m. Nichols), 252 
Sarah A. (m. Wright) , 229 
Sarah A. (Chase), 204 
Sarah A. (McKenzie), 340 
Sarah A. (Tyler), 257 
Sarah C. (d. young), 293 
Sarah C. (m. Hill), 162 
Sarah C. (m. Turner), 239, 

Sarah C. (Whidden), 287 
Sarah E. (single), 150, 176 
Sarah E. (m. Doe), 211 
Sarah E. (m. Dver), 111 
Sarah E. (m. French), 152 
Sarah E. (m. Hamilton), 98 
Sarah E. (m. Howe), 279 
Sarah E. (Anson), 296 
Sarah F., 141, 205 
Sarah F. (Baker), 275 
Sarah F. (Clark), 241 
Sarah F. (Monroe), 275 
Sarah G., 219 
Sarah H., 91 
Sarah J., 118, 130 
Sarah L., 216, 352 
Sarah L. (Douglas), 279 
Sarah L. (Williams), 271 
Sarah M., 112, 171. 314 
Sarah M. (Flagg), 306 
Sarah M. (McClellan), 98 
Sarah M. S. (Crane), 305 
Sarah R., 148, 173, 183 
Sarah R. (Stoddard), 68 
Sarah S., 101 
Sarah W. (Gay), 273 
Selden C, 290 
Selina, 66, 114 
Septimus, 102 
Serena (Dresser), 62 
Seth, 66, 116 
Sibyl (single). 60 
Sibyl (m. Bishop), 250 
Sibyl (ra. Cobb), 120 
Sibyl (m. Strobridge), 57 
Sibyl (Smith), 119 
Silence (Fisher), 93 
Sillis G. (Haskell), 145 
Simeon T., 312 
Sophia I., 100 
Sophia (Stebbins), 192 
Sophia W., 65 
Sophronia E., 256 
Sophronia (Ellis), 171 
Spencer, 208, 357 



Holmes (cont'd). 

Statira A. (Southworth), 

Stella M., 271, 304 

Stephen, 42, 350 

Stephen H., 259 

Submit, 21 

Susan (d. young), 195, 198 

Susan (single), 353 

Susan (m. Mclntyre), 219 

Susan (m. Swallow), 140 

Susan A., 336 

Susan B., 99, 128 

Susan E., 113, 196 

Susan F., 230, 281 

Susan M., 123, 252 

Susan (Mears), 196 

Susan (Smith), 288 

Susan (Thompson), 237 

Susan M. (Cole), 300 

Susan P. (Whitney), 194 

Susanna, 124 

Susanna B. (Scobey), 293 

Susanna (Comings), 70 

Susanna (Hart), 77 

Susanna (He wins), 122 

Susanna (Quarterman), 351 

Sylvia, 94 

Sylvia E., 249 

Sylvanus, 37 

Tabitha, 350, 351 

Tabitha (Fuller), 115 

Tabitha (Rathbone) Tread- 
way, 66 

Taletha (Fuller), 115 

Temperance, 351 

Temperance (Bishop), 351 

Thankful, 10, 354 

Theodora (Knowlton), 328 

Theodore \V., 249 

Theodosia A., 178 

Thomas D., 106 

Thomas D., Jr., 180 

Thomas D., 3d, 262 

Thomas, 87, 354*^^ 

Tila, 95 - — 

Truman L., 180 

Truman S., 174 

Truman W., 262 

Ulysses M., 310 

Unity, 47 

Unity (Shepard) Billings, 

Ursula, 161 

Valena, 218 

Vashti, 85 

Velma, 312 

Vena M,, 298 

Vesta E., 330 

Victoria (Ward), 269 

Viola, 296 

Viola (Knight), 341 

Violet, 340 

Holmes (cont'd). 
Virginia A., 256 
Wadsworth, 250 
Waldo, 176 
Walter, 241 
Walter B., 275 
Walter C, 340 
Walter G., 312 
Walter H., 299 
Walter R., 194 
Walter S., 264 
Walter T., 340 
Warren (New Brunswick) , 

287, 359 
Warren (N. Y. State), 224 
Warren A., 316 
Warren E., 244 
Warren H., 207 
Warren J., 309 
Warren M., 214 
Washington, 200 
Wayne F., 337 
Wendell C, 338 
Wendell S., 339 
West v., 309 

Wilba E. (Buchanan), 319 
Wilhemina J. (Beytes), 216 
Willard M., 327 
WillardN., 319 
Willard R., 234 
William (d. young), 126, 

200, 203, 351 
William (single), 66, 152, 

196, 204, 354 
William (of Portsmouth), 

William (of Reading), 251 
WUliam (of Sharon), 119, 

William (of Taunton), 285 
William A. (single), 240 
William A. (of Attleboro), 

William A. (of Maiden) , 3 1 1 
William A. (of Stoughton) , 

William A. (of Vermont), 

William (d. young), 241 
William B. (of Penn.), 170 
William B. (of Sharon), 314 
William B. (of Somerville), 

William C, 303 
William D., 148 
William E. (d. young), 266 
William E. (single), 193 
William E. (of Carver), 332 
William E. (N.Y. State), 

William E. (of Wisconsin), 

266, 357 
William F., 272 

Holmes (cont'd). 

William H., 285 
William J., 174 
William L., 271, 331 
William 0., 278, 343 
William S., 302, 331 
William T., 285, 330, 359 
William (vicar), 2 
Willie B., 267 
Willie H., 318 
Willie W., 106 
Willis J., 299, 307 
Willis M., 300 
Willoughby, 124 
Winthrop, 260 
Wyrom H., 321 
Zebulon (of Sharon), 70 
Zebulon, Jr. (ditto), 125 
Zebulon (of Portsmouth, 

N. H.), 280 
Zephaniah, 51 
Zeruiah (Faulkner), 64 
Zibiah, 36 
Zilpah, 51 
Zilpha, 37 
Zilpha A., 167 
Zilpha I., 249, 252 
Zilpha (Monk), 166 


Hannah, 141 


Elizur, 29 
Jacob, 29 

Rebecca T., 163 


Chloe, 161 
James, 73 


Clara B., 296 
David P., 265 
Emma E. (Holmes), 266 
John, 290 
Lloyd D., 265 
Margaret (Lewis), 265 
Maria (Rodd). 290 
Richard L., 266 

Eliza A., 214 
Jesse, 214 
Rachel, 214 




Emma E.. 305 
Henry C, 305 
Mary A. (Rhoades), 305 

Elizabeth F., 205 


Jane (Vose), 35 
Joseph, 35 
Mary, 35 


Caleb, 78 

Elizabeth P. (Purdee), 78 

George, 78 

Helen, 78 

Nancy H., 78 

Nancy (Holmes), 78 

Olive (Bradford), 77 

Rodney, 77, 78 


Thankful, 10 


Angeline, 154 
Mary A., 237 
Phebe, 86 


Abbv A. (Stewart), 181 

Albert B., 279 

Alice M. (Waldron), 338 

Chauncev, 279 

Elizabeth, 243 

Ellen A., 181 

Jessie L., 279 

Lucy (Meekham), 279 

Noah, 181 

Ralph G., 279 

Reginald B., 279 

Sarah E. (Holmes), 279 


Ann J. (Holmes), 163 
Arthur H., 163 
Caroline L„ 163 
Elbert R„ 163 
Grace B. (Johnson), 163 
Maud L. (Parkinson), 163 
Richard O., 163 
William E. P., 163 


Amv B, (Holmes), 179 
Arthur L., 179 
Arthur N., 179 

Howes (cont'd). 
Emily (Brigham), 179 
Grace E., 179 
Harriet B., 179 
Horace L., 179 
Leonard, 179 
Mary E., 179 


Calvin L., 129 

Luther, 129 

Peggy, 129 

Sarah A, (Holmes), 129 

Martha, 352 

Maud, 193 


Caroline (Thompson), 132 
Catherine A. (McGlashen), 

Hiram, 117 
Lyman, 132 
Maria, 244 


Melvina, 138 
Woodward, 150 


Ann C„ 159 
Elizabeth J., 343 
Ellen (Reed), 308 
Mary E., 308 
Terrence, 308 


Charles L., 236 
Harriet S. (Dillon), 236 
Lettie M., 236 
William L., 236 


Gertrude E., 146 

Isaac C, 146 

Theodosia H. (Brown), 146 


Edward, 17 

Asenath, 110 
Betsey, 154 
Charles W., 224 
Charlotte, 225 

Hunt (cont'd). 

Elizabeth (Wrench), 335 

George, 254 

Laura F. (Holmes, 335 

Mary A. (Lyford), 224 

Reuben, 335 

Reuben W., 335 

Ruby I., 335 


Amy G., 178 

Caroline (Sampson), 178 

Edwin, 178 

Harriut C, 178 

Harriet N. (Holmes), 178 

Ida T., 178 

Olive J., 178 

William E., 178 


Arthur C, 106 

Ellen G. (Moron), 111 

Ruby, 255 

Harriet, 236 

Bradley D., 161 

Helen A,, 113 


Amelia, 185, 356 

Capt., 7 

Daniel, 185 

Ebenezer, 78 

Jesse M., 134 

Nancy H., 78 

Nancy H. (Houston), 78 

Rebecca (Emery), 356 

Stearns, 78 

William, Esq., 27 


Charlotte, 194 


Eunice, 41 


Amos, 49 

Hannah (Holmes), 49 

Hulda, 49 

John, 49 

Mehitable (Robinson), 49 

Oliver, 49 

Rebecca (Holmes), 49 




Columbus, 150 
Jacob, 150 

Jennie T. (Scott), 150 
Lewis H., 150 
Mildred H., 150 
Rose (Kelly), 150 


OUve, 90 


Edwin, 129 

Sarah A. (Holmes) , How- 
land, 129 


Elizabeth (Hall), 33 
EUen 0., 342 

Charles A. S., 326 
Charlotte M. (Savery), 326 
Etta L., 326 


John, 61 

Mary A. (Mason), 60 

Flora M., 191 
James, 191 
Mary A., 191 
Mary J. (Holmes), 191 
Mary S. (Conover), 191 


Adaline (Morse), 138 

Catherine, 138 

Edwin S. H., 138 

Elizabeth (Coleman), 209 

Grace A., 139 

John, 209 

Mary W., 139 

Nathan, 138 

Olivia E. (Hohnes), 138 

Samuel, 138 


Alice S., 260 
Amelia L., 353 
Charles, 353 
Frank A., 220 

(Hickson), 260 

Richard D., 260 


Hannah, 157 
Nathaniel, 157 

Mary A. C, 336 


Walter, 133 


Julie, 262 


Fannie, 209 


Amanda, 202 

Edwin, 16 
Katherine (Hammett), 16 

Dexter. 183 
George A., 183 
Rhoda C, 183 

Clarence L., 153 
Cornelius, 153 
Emma A, (French), 153 
Leon W., 153 
Rosamond (Heaton), 153 

Mary, 221 


Nancy, 281 


Cj-nthia A.. 234 
Cynthia (Whelden), 234 
Elizabeth (Cushing), 106 
Hannah C, 106 
John, 106 
Stephen B., 234 


George 0., 227 

Helen C, 254 

Mary H. (Holmes), 227 

Mary L. (Pratt), 264 

Mary T. (Young), 227 

Obadiah, 254 

Peleg, 227 

Reuben Y., 227 

Sarah W. (James), 227 

Flora B. (Holmes), 297 
Frederic R., 298 
Leona B. (Holmes), 298 
Ruth (Davey), 298 
WiUiam, 298 

Helen M., 339 
MUdred R., 298 

ZUpha H., 237 


Florence E., 307 
Horace D., 307 
Mary (Cooper), 307 


Ann (Holmes), 41